Imaginative Spaces

Imaginative Spaces was a year-long 'artist in residence' project which focused on a programme of work delivered in two libraries, to support storytelling as a medium to promote reading for pleasure and language development.

In the first year 2014 - 2015 Jayne Williams (based at The Brite Centre) and Andy Reeves (Southfields Library) worked with library staff, schools, families and community groups to develop a programme of work that shows creative and innovative ways to use library spaces, books and other resources. In 2015-2016 Andy moved to St Matthews Library and was joined by Manya Benenson at St Barnabas Library.

This project is part of a broader strategy that seeks to develop libraries as a beacon of excellence – a creative hub at the heart of the community, cultivating a renewed sense of ownership of local libraries, and encouraging families and children to become actively involved in arts and culture at the heart of their community.

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