Please join us at Wentworth Falls Library for a celebration of the Centenary of the School of Arts Building.
Saturday 15 November, 2014. 12 noon until 2pm.
We are taking you back to 1914, with a reading of excerpts from the original opening speech, as recorded in the Blue Mountains Echo, news from the front line, a tour of the beautiful Arts & Crafts style building, and an update on all the exciting things happening at Wentworth Falls Library (including our new BookCrossing station). Plus, we want you to come dressed in your best 1914 style outfit!
Tea and sandwiches will be provided.
This free event is open to everyone, but bookings are appreciated for catering purposes.
Speak to staff at any Library branch or phone 4757 2095
Are you looking for an out of this world experience of a different kind? Then head to Katoomba Library to hear poetry read aloud under the starry canopy of the Blue Mountains’ skies. Blue Mountains City Library is hosting Poetry Under the Stars on Friday 28 November between 6pm and 8.30pm in the Cultural Centre Courtyard.
This annual event, which is now in its third year, is a fun and inspiring occasion for all ages, so bring the family and friends, a cushion to sit on and a picnic to enjoy. Lay back as night falls and listen as the talented local poets read their original works, and local musicians set the mood.
Poetry Under the Stars is a showcase of exciting local talent, and an essential on the local calendar. The line-up features the quirky humour of Sandy Holmes (also M.C.), cheeky poems by Milton Taylor, contemporary wisdom of Kate Fagan, and new poetry by Elouisa West, Peter Kuypers, and Simon Lenthen. As well as these wonderful featured poets, there will be a host of guest poets performing one or two of their original pieces, providing an eclectic mixture of the hilarious, fun and sophisticated.
There will also be an open mike session where anyone can register to read their own poem (registrations will be taken on the night from 6pm). This year will feature a special kids poetry segment to start the night for poetry’s youngest fans.
In case of wet weather this event will be held in the beautiful surroundings of Katoomba Library and, yes, food and drink are still welcome!
For further information please contact Adrianna Demmocks at BMCC Library on 4780 5750
Join us at Katoomba Library, in the Courtyard of the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, for the third annual
Poetry Under the Stars.
* Sandy Holmes (MC)
* Milton Taylor
* Elouisa West
* Simon Lenthen
* Kate Fagan
* Peter Kuypers
Plus loads more Guest Poets!
Bring your own picnic (no alcohol), and cushions or chairs, and settle in for an evening of entertainment. As well as performances by some of the best Blue Mountains poets, there will also be live music during intermission, plus the opportunity to purchase works by your favourite poets. Bring the kids for the special Kids Poetry bracket early in the evening. And, back by popular demand, we will once again be holding an Open Mike session – giving you the opportunity to perform one of your own poems! Registrations open on the night.
We hope you can join us for this free, multi-age event.
See poetry in a new light.