Stay tuned for Worlds of Possibilities 2018! Watch our highlights video below.
Bringing together all of London’s libraries for the first National Libraries Week, the Worlds of Possibilities festival showcased the wider cultural impact that libraries have by delivering a multi-disciplinary set of FREE artistic activities in public libraries beginning a tradition of a London Libraries Festival during National Libraries Week.
This project focussed around 4 showcase events that took place over four days (11-14 October) during National Libraries Week. The events covered music, art, dance, poetry, drama and involved performances from London’s Lead London Library Ambassador Jah Wobble, Viv Groskup, Jessica Hynes and others. The four headline events took place in Westminster, Tower Hamlets, Brent and Merton.
Renowned international musician, local boy and London Libraries Ambassador, John Wardle (Jah Wobble) brings his acclaimed band to Whitechapel Idea Store. This is a unique one off full band performance not to be missed and will demonstrate why the Invaders are one of the most talked about bands on the touring circuit. The show comes hot on the heels of an acclaimed album called ‘Usual Suspects’ and a performance at Ronnie Scott’s.
Known professionally as Jessica Stevenson until 2007, Jessica was one of the creators, writers and stars of the British sitcom Spaced and has worked as a writer and actress for over two decades, most recently on on BBC’s W1A as Siobhan Sharpe, BBC Brand Consultant. Jessica will be providing a unique insight into her career in an intimate setting in the new Arts Space at Wimbledon Library. She will share her thoughts on public libraries and will bring the Worlds of Possibilities – London Libraries Festival to a fitting close.
Tommy Sissons is a 20-year-old spoken word poet who lives between Brighton and London. He is the 2014 Slambassadors national slam champion, a finalist in the 2014 Roundhouse Poetry Slam, a Words First poet and a two-time regional Hammer and Tongue slam champion, coming 5th in the National Finals of 2013 and 2014.
Elizabeth Kostova is the celebrated author of three novels, The Historian, The Swan Thieves, and The Shadow Land. She reads and lectures internationally and is co-founder of the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation which provides opportunities for Bulgarian writers and translators.