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s e i r a r b Li t At Nigh 16 FEBRUARY - 2 MARCH 2019


Contents Welcome to Libraries at Night Saturday 16 February Monday 18 February Friday 22 February Saturday 23 February Sunday 24 February Book Buzz Tuesday 26 February Wednesday 27 February Thursday 28 February Friday 1 March Saturday 2 March

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In here you’ll read about the many activities we have going on after hours during our second BookBuzz fortnight. This new and innovative use of our libraries will see a range of activities that show that the fun doesn’t have to stop at closing time. We have concerts, escape rooms, dance sessions and much more, all taking place in our libraries at a very reasonable cost - or in some cases free. We want to make the most of these buildings that are at the heart of our communities and by opening them up for evening activities we can make sure our fantastic library services reach even more people. Tickets can be booked at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com

Our ‘Libraries at Night’ project is funded by £14,000 funding from the Carnegie UK Trust’s prestigious Library Lab programme. which aims to support and develop innovation and leadership in the public library sector. Bexley’s Library Development Officer Emma Hubbard transformed her idea for late night library use into a successful bid and its success has made this possible. What we have now is a fantastic programme of events that I hope existing library users and many new ones will come along and enjoy. So take a look at what’s going on, book up some fun and find out just what our libraries look like after dark! Cabinet Member for Places, Cllr Peter Craske

The Libraries at Night project is funded by the Carnegie UK Trust’s Carnegie Library Lab programme which supports and develops innovation and leadership in the public library sector

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Saturday 16 February

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Orphan Gears

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A high-octane mix of garage punk, dirt-blues and Sabbathesque heavy rock blended into a non-stop barrage of riffs, angry lyrics and grooves big enough to turn an ankle.

SAT 16 Feb

Trash Heads Formed in 2014 by 3 old school friends, ‘Trash Heads’ make a harmonious rock racket. Influenced by a wide range of guitar-based bands such as Queens of the Stone Age, Black Sabbath, Arctic Monkeys and Nirvana, the lads released their debut album ‘Skyscraper Heartbreaker’ in 2015. With new drummer Martyn recently joined, they have begun recording their 2nd album for release in summer 2019. Doors open at 8pm for an 8.30pm start £5 per ticket

Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult No alcohol at this event Event is expected to last approximately 2 hours Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch Soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase

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MONday 18 February

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Create your own instrument with the London Vegetable Orchestra The London Vegetable Orchestra (LVO) is the UK’s only ensemble offering audiences literally ‘Home Grown’ entertainment. As the group’s name suggests, the instruments are made up of hand-crafted local produce, and they sound as incredible as they look! The LVO will help you make your own vegetable instrument before delivering a mouth-watering performance. 5-8pm Tickets are free but places are limited

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Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch This event is suitable for all ages but children must be accompanied by an adult. Soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase

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Friday 22 February

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Central Library Bexleyheath

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Learn to Dance with Swing Patrol Swing Patrol are a community of over 1,500 dancers, a passionate teaching team, four amazing troupes and a small but dedicated team of staff and volunteers. Come along and learn 1940s Lindy Hop and 1920s & 1930s Charleston with trained dancers. 7:30pm – 10:30pm £10 per ticket

Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch Soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase

Fri 22 Feb

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SATURday 23 February

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Central Library Bexleyheath

Aardvark Productions Murder Mystery

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Find out who is lurking amongst the books and help us solve the murder in the library. Three course buffet, welcome drink and glass of wine with dinner included.

SAT 23 Feb

Tickets cost ÂŁ30 per person Doors will open at 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. Aardvark Productions are the producers of the popular murder mysteries that are run at Hall Place so you can be sure of a good night. Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch A cash bar will be available The event will last approximately 2.5 hours

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SUNday 24 February


Central Library Bexleyheath

The Professor’s Study – Escape Room

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Can you solve the puzzles to find the professors location and the key to unlock the room? Maximum of 8 people per team - you can book a room for 8 or book individually to join a team. Tickets cost £15 per person or book a room for up to 8 people for £100 12 sessions running between 1:15pm and 7pm.

Sun 24 Feb

Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch Each session is 45 minutes long Soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase

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SUNday 24 February


Central Library Bexleyheath

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Pop Up Games CafĂŠ Central Library Bexleyheath Join us to play Board Games for adults We will have games such as King of Tokyo, Atmosfear, Pandemic, Forbidden Island and many more. Tickets cost ÂŁ4 per person. We will be open from 1:15pm-7pm

Sun 24 Feb Sun 24 Feb

Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch Soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase

SUN 17 Feb

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Bexley Literary Festival 16 February – 2 March 2019

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Free events and activities for all the family Pick up a copy of the programme from your library or go to www.bexleybookbuzz.com Free tickets for events – www.bexleylibraries.eventbrite.com

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• Authors • Illustrators • Storytellers • The Horrible Science Show with Nick Arnold • Football School with Alex Bellos • Animation and film-making workshops • Children’s theatre performances • Robotics workshops • Book quiz • Film shows • Children’s craft sessions And much, much more!

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Tuesday 26 February

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Tues 26 Feb


Sidcup Library

Arts Train presents

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Young musicians from the ArtsTrain project (www.artstrain.org) will be hosting a very special musical showcase featuring performances by local emerging artists from across Bexley. Taking inspiration from NPR Music’s series of ‘Tiny Desk Concerts’ the evening will feature performances of original music from a range of exciting young performers, this is your chance to see them first! Come along to support live music and the next generation of artists. For more information please contact artstrain@mytimeactive.co.uk Tickets cost £5 per person Doors will open at 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch Soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. The event will last approximately 2 hours.

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wednesday 27 February


Central Library Bexleyheath

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Bird College Music Service presents ‘Music from the Movies’ Come and enjoy Bird College Music Service’s Youth Orchestra and Youth Band performing music from stage and screen. Tickets cost £5 per person 7pm start

Wed 27 Feb

Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch Event will last 1 hour Soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase

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Thursday 28 February


Fairy Tale Sidcup Library Fantasy – Rapunzel

Bird College Music Service’s Little Big Band presents ‘Jazz in the Library’

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Bird College is an outstanding music provider. Come and hear the Little Big Band performing jazz standards in Sidcup Library Tickets cost £5 per person 7pm start Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch Event will last 1 hour Soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase

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Friday 1 march

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Erith Library

Become a Lifepreneur with David Fletcher Fri 1 MAR

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The Lifepreneur: A framework to help you become the best version of yourself. Make better choices, focus on future outcomes, experience a richer present, build stronger relationships, create a more powerful reality & live a life that truly matters... starting now. 7:30pm start Tickets are free but places are limited. Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch Event will last 1 hour Soft drinks and snacks will be available to purchase

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Saturday 2 March

Below right to left: MC Jessica Fostekew Mark Simmons Grainne Maguire Paul Duncan McGarritty

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Central LIbrary Bexleyheath

Join us for an evening of comedy with Comedy Knights Sat 2 MAR

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Comedy Knights and Libraries at Night present an evening of fun and silly stand-up comedy. Comedy Knights have been booking live comedy in unusual venues for over 12 years but are very excited to bring the top acts from the UK and international circuit to a library after hours. It promises to be a hilarious night full of great jokes and memorable personalities. Get ready to be loud in the library. Doors open at 7:30pm for an 8pm start Tickets ÂŁ10 per person

Tickets can be booked online at www.bexleylibrariesatnight.com or in branch A cash bar will be available The event is expected to last approximately 2.5 hours

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Enjoy reading? Get free eBooks and audiobooks from Bexley Libraries www.bexley.gov.uk/libraries 28


Activities for children Bexley Libraries have lots of fun, free events and activities for children all the year round not just during the Book Buzz Festival. For under 5’s, there are toddler times, stay and play sessions and story times, while older children can join in the fun at Lego clubs, Code Clubs, colouring clubs and Number Wizards. There are also clubs for Teens – Teenage Reading Groups (TRGs), “POW!” Comic Club and Digiclub. Find out more at www.bexley.gov.uk/libraries

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Activities for adults Bexley Libraries have lots of events and activities for adults all the year round – not just during the Book Buzz Festival. There are reading groups, games clubs, coffee mornings, knitting and sewing groups, jigsaw sessions, scrabble groups and family history sessions – a variety of activities take place at each library. There is sure to be something that interests you and it is a great way to meet people and make new friends. Find out more at www.bexley.gov.uk/libraries

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Wed 20 Feb


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Libraries at Night  

Part of the Bexley Literary Festival programme

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