Lively Libraries Project

If you drop in to your local library in Shropshire this summer you could be in for an unexpected treat... as you reach for your paperback you may bump into a character from Beauty and the Beast amongst the bookshelves!

The Department for Learning has teamed up with South Shropshire Libraries and Arts Alive to be a part of Lively Libraries, a programme of participatory arts activities and events taking over several libraries across Shropshire between May and August 2014. Click here to find out more.

As part of this project the Department for Learning are exhibiting a collection of costumes from Beauty and the Beast in four libraries in the region offering the public a unique opportunity to appreciate the fantastical costumes at close range.

The costumes will be exhibited in the following venues:
Bridgnorth Library between Tuesday 13 May and Wednesday 11 June
Ludlow Library between Wednesday 11 June and Monday 7 July
Bishops Castle Library and SpArC between Monday 7 July and Friday 1 August

We are also looking for young people from the Shropshire area, aged five to 13, to work with a professional choreographer in a series of lively dance workshops based around Beauty and the Beast, before coming together at the end of the week to share a performance for family and friends. No dancing experience is necessary, just enthusiasm! For further information contact

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