Commoners Choir: Literacy, Books and the Print Revolution

North West
Event date/time
23 April, 1:00pm
Event location
Carlisle Library

Carlisle Library
11 Globe Lane


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Carlisle Library will host the Commoners Choir as part of their Northern English Library Tour, and when better to do this than on World Book Night itself!

Commoners Choir will sing specially written songs about how the invention of print and the creation of public libraries democratised information and knowledge, centring around the history, culture and politics of literacy and print.

The performance will be accompanied by an exhibition of printed posters celebrating the power of print. There will be a letterpress printer demonstrating the use of mechanical type and creating site-specific souvenirs which will include a free CD of a Commoners Choir song written especially for the event.

A FREE, family-friendly event, open to all from 1pm-3pm.