Salford Libraries Live

Salford Libraries Live
Salford Libraries Live is bringing great arts events to libraries across the city and Salford Museum & Art Gallery. There's something for everyone to enjoy, from live theatre and music, to visual and digital art, family shows and top author events, to hands-on creative workshops.
There's a world of exciting things happening in Salford Libraries both on and off the shelves. So discover, explore, learn, watch, take part and enjoy!

Magic, Murder and Mystery

Our winter season at Eccles Library features fairy tales and festive murder mysteries to solve, puppetry to marvel at and a chance to have a go yourself in our quality workshops.
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Puppet Making 09/12/2017

Saturday 9 December, 10am-12pm, Eccles Library
£3.00 per child (plus booking fee), booking required

Have a go at puppet making with artist Kate Eggleston Wirtz. Create your very own fairy tale puppet, help it to perform on its own mini stage and photograph it in action. Join Kate for a fun drop-in puppet making session between 10am and 12pm and every child will have their own unique puppet to take home. View full event.

For children of all ages accompanied by an adult.

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Lancashire-based and Chicago-born, Kate Eggleston Wirtz is an internationally acclaimed artist and poet who has exhibited and delivered workshops in many countries, including France, Turkey and the USA.

A Christmas Killing - An Interactive Murder Mystery 13/12/2017

Wednesday 13 December, 7.00-9.30pm (doors open at 6.30pm), Eccles Library
£7.00 (plus booking fee), booking required

When world renowned businessman Sir Alan Scrooge is found dead in his parlour on a snow-covered morn, you'd think there'd be no shortage of suspects who'd want to see the miserable miser murdered. But why are there no tracks in the snow outside? Why is there a wound but no weapon? Any why has spiritualist Charlie Dickens been seen snooping around the premises? Can Scrooge really have been killed by a ghost of Christmas past?

A traditional tale given a unique and murderous twist. Crack the clues, interrogate the suspects and catch the killer in a festive interactive mystery event brought to you by murder maestros Highly Suspect Theatre.

Highly Suspect is one of the country's leading mystery event companies, experts in creating deadly, exciting and hilarious evenings. 

All the mysteries are written by professional scriptwriters and performed by professional actors.

Join us for a great night out before Christmas where you can work together to solve the crime over a festive drink. Fun, fatalities and frivolities guaranteed! View full event.

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The Amazing Thing - Lempen Puppet Theatre 20/12/2017

Wednesday 20 December, 6pm, Eccles Library
£3.50 (plus booking fee), booking required

Storyteller Peter Grimm finds a great big wooden box. Inside is the 'Thing' that takes him on a unusual journey that weaves its way through a medley of well-known Brothers Grimm tales, to ultimately unlock his imagination and free his stories. View full event.

Don't miss this magical and original tale told with puppets, acting and live music.

Suitable for everyone aged 5 and over, a delight for all the family.

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One of the country's great touring companies, Lempen Puppet Theatre perform all over the world, specialising in modern-day myths and delighting family audiences with their beautiful stories.

The Dead of Winter - Writing a Crime Mystery Workshop 25/01/2018

Thursday 25 January 2018, 7.00-9.00pm, Eccles Library
£7.00 (plus booking fee), booking required, suitable for ages 16+

Join Salford writer Jane McNulty to create your own crime story. Explore what makes a good mystery and how to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Will your characters execute the perfect murder or will justice prevail?

Come and flex your creative muscles in a friendly supportive atmosphere with a professional writer on hand to guide you.

Jane has written for long-running TV dramas, among them Eastenders, Doctors and Heartbeat, and her stage plays have been performed in the UK and Ireland. She has taught creative writing and scriptwriting at several North West universities, including the University of Salford and Edge Hill University.

Just bring writing materials and your twisted imagination! View full event.

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