Creativity Month: Libraries NI

An exciting and diverse range of free events in Libraries across NI

Libraries across Northern Ireland invite you to participate in what promises to be an exciting and diverse range of free events to celebrate Creativity Month during March 2014.

Libraries NI is participating in Creativity Month, an initiative by Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure in association with Culture Northern Ireland, for the fourth successive year. Creativity Month is held to stimulate new thinking and help creative people, creative ideas and creative businesses emerge and flourish.

The events programme planned for the month in libraries offers something for everyone, from ‘hi-tech’ mobile moviemaking, smartphone photography and recording sessions, to poetry and creative writing workshops, author visits, heritage sessions, art demonstrations and flamenco dance, as well more traditional crafts such as lacemaking and baking.

Published crime author Brian McGilloway has been announced as Libraries NI’s Writer-in-Residence for Creativity Month. Brian, who is the bestselling author of the critically acclaimed Inspector Benedict Devlin series, will hold a series of free events, such as creative writing workshops and clinics for aspiring writers, as well as visits to reading groups.

Irene Knox, chief executive, Libraries NI said 'This is the fourth year that libraries will hold events celebrating creativity and the creative industries in Northern Ireland. We hope that this packed programme of over 40 free events will appeal to people of all ages and encourage them to call into one of 24 libraries participating to enjoy being a part of Creativity Month.

'We would be delighted to see you at any of these events during March. You don’t have to be a library member to attend, but why not take this opportunity to find out more about the range of free library services available? You could be pleasantly surprised.'

For details of all events taking place as part of Creativity Month 2014, visit the Creativity NI website.