Read and Shout, March 19th, West Norwood Library.
Read and Shout is a special event, a live music event, a mini-festival, an evening of sublime indiepop held in the lovely Nettlefold Hall above West Norwood Library. But most of all Read and Shout is a protest against the widespread closure of libraries, here in London, and across the Nation. Local Authorties accross the country are making plans to close hundreds of libraries.
We can’t sit back and let this happen. Libraries are one of the most valuable assets of a community. I teach in a school where families can barely afford to buy their own books; how are we expected to improve literacy rates without the support of free, local reading facilities? What’s more, people love their libraries, and this has been highlighted by protests against closures up and down the country.
We are holding this event to help raise awareness of the cuts facing libraries. Not only will there be live music, but also speeches and campaigning…making a noise, rather than a ssshhh…letting those responsible know that people still care about their libraries, more than ever.
Line-up: JENS LEKMAN, DARREN HAYMAN, LEAF LIBRARY, HOROWITZ, A FINE DAY FOR SAILING, A LITTLE ORCHESTRA, THE SWEET NOTHINGS, THE GIVE-IT UPS, THE SUNBATHERS, & SPECIAL GUESTS TO BE ANNOUNCED.
DJ’S: SCARED TO DANCE / BIG PINK CAKE / LIBRARIANS WANTED & GUESTS