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Darwin Rooms Sessions kick start with a musical masterpiece

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Join Shrewsbury Library on Saturday 28 September 2019 for a morning of classical music with a rock ‘n’ roll twist with local guitar expert, Jules Morgan.

An image of Jules Morgan with his acoustic guitar. He will be performing in the first Darwin Room Sessions event at Shrewsbury Library.

Jules Morgan

‘Wolfgang and the Spiders from Mars’ is the first Darwin Room Sessions’ event at Shrewsbury Library and is free to attend.

Jules will be playing a selection of classical music on an acoustic guitar from the likes of Mozart and Paganini. He will then talk through the influence classical music and composers have had on pop and rock music that we have listened to for decades.

Jules will then strap on an electric guitar and show how the likes of Queen and Steve Vai have reinterpreted the harmonic and melodic basis hundreds of years later.

Jules Morgan is a talented local guitarist and musical aficionado. He is an enthusiast and expert on music that covers hundreds of years.

Katherine Berry, branch manager at Shrewsbury Library for Shropshire Council, said:

This is the first event in the Darwin Room Sessions at Shrewsbury Library and through events like this, we want to demonstrate that the modern library is a place that celebrates culture and creative talents for our whole community.

Libraries are about borrowing books and much, much more.

Lezley Picton, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for culture, leisure, waste and communications, said:

“Following the event with Bollywood actress Pippa Hughes, it’s great that Shrewsbury Library are continuing to host events that will appeal to different audiences and attract more people to the library.”

“Wolfgang and the Spiders from Mars” will run from 11am – 12pm and is free to attend.

The Darwin Room Sessions will feature an ongoing series of events focusing on dance, music, visual arts, poetry, readings and performances.

Shrewsbury Library is part of Shropshire Libraries which is managed by Shropshire Council.