New season of live@thelibrary

Arts & Education
A world of comedy, drama, live music, new writing and storytelling at Oldham Library awaits as live @ thelibrary gets ready  for its summer season.
Live@thelibrary runs from May to July and the season opens with ‘Between the Two’ which is a newa new play written by two exciting new British playwrights Rochi Rampal and Daniel Tyler who celebrate celebrate the 2017 UK-India year of culture.
"Spring Reign"is a drama about the Syrian conflict which is based on real life accounts of refuges, aid workers, activists and journalists. And King Lear is turned on its head in a one man show that re-examines its themes and insights.
Comedy performances include Kissing Frogs, where the audience follows Jessica as she kisses the odd frog on her journey to find love and Declaration – an instinctive, colourful, candid and bouncy exploration of ADHD.
The popular digital theatre series returns with filmed performances of acclaimed theatrical productions featuring some of Britain’s best known actors.
"A Thousand Time" is a seminal biopic of Jacques Brel the Belgian singer-songwriter who composed and performed literate, thoughtful, and theatrical songs and The Borealis Saxophone Quartet will perform a programme of both classical and contemporary music.
The Open Space Festival also returns showcasing the work of writers and performers from Oldham and across Greater Manchester.
The new seasion also includes many events for children. Families can go on an intergalactic adventure on ‘Planet Caravan’; meet animals, watch flowers bloom and trees blossom in Aleena’s Garden and become absorbed in the magic of two of the country’s most dynamic storytellers with ‘Laugh a’nory’ and ‘Just Soph’.
For the  grown-ups  Alice Broadway and Peter Benson present their new books – Ink is the first book in Alice Broadway’s dark trilogy about love, loyalty and the longing to live forever. Prize-winning novelist Peter Benson’s ‘The South in Winter’ is a story of (almost) unrequited love and a meditation on the possibility of redemption.
Maggie Kufeldt, Oldham Council’s Executive Director for Health and Wellbeing, said: “Live @ the libraryhas become a staple in our calendar and each season goes from strength to strength – people know to expect quality and accessibility in the productions on offer.
“Our libraries are invaluable resources and much more than just a place to borrow books. We strive to provide a wide range of services, facilities and information for residents of all ages.
“I hope people will come along to support these events with their family and friends and – if you are not already – please take the opportunity to become a member of your local library.”
As well as checking out the full range of events in the Performance Space at Oldham Library, why not visit
and find out what else is on offer at your local library?