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Exciting new Darwin Room Sessions set to begin at Shrewsbury Library

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Shrewsbury Library is excited to launch the new Darwin Room Sessions this September in the wake of successful recent events.

An image of Shrewsbury Library which will host the new Darwin Room Sessions which are a series of exciting events.

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

The events will be in the home of the school of Shrewsbury’s most famous son, Charles Darwin and follow the tradition of 500 years of talks and learning as Shrewsbury Library welcomes Shropshire’s finest creative talents.

The events will be open the people of all ages as look to discover new Shropshire talent and celebrate existing cultural heroes.

Some events in the Darwin Room Sessions series will include audience participation and they will be informal and there will be something for everyone.

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

“We are absolutely delighted to be able to host talented musicians, dancers, visual artists and storytellers here.

“We are always evolving as a library and community hub, and look forward immensely to working with creative and fascinating artists of all kinds. This ranges from Bollywood dance to electric guitar solos; it is a very exciting series ahead.

“We will also live-stream some of the performances for the world to see and hear. Libraries are so much more than books and we love a bit of controlled creative chaos too!”

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

“We’re working hard to broaden the appeal of libraries across Shropshire and reaffirm their status as important community facilities.

“It’s great to see Shrewsbury Library run events that will encourage people from all walks of life visit and the Darwin Room Sessions are a fantastic way of doing this.”

The first Darwin Room Sessions event will take place on Saturday 28 September and will begin at 11am and will be free to attend.

This event will feature guitarist, Jules Morgan who will be performing classical music before demonstrating who this has influenced rock ‘n’ roll music for generations.

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