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Wonderful Winter Warmer!

May 11, 2023

On 26 February, Central Library opened its doors to 950 visitors for a special Sunday Funday, funded by Manchester Central Library Development Trust, the charity that supports cultural and educational activity across Manchester Libraries. Visitors enjoyed a busy...

Trust supports new plaque commemorating Manchester’s theatrical past

October 11, 2022

A new plaque has been unveiled at Central Library to commemorate the much-revered Library Theatre Company and the Library Theatre.  On Friday 30 September, the Lord Mayor of Manchester, Councillor Donna Ludford, was joined by guests and supporters of the initiative from...
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Library Live Video

September 30, 2019

The Development Trust is proud to support the Library Live programme of cultural events at Manchester Central Library and the Creative Spaces network in branch libraries. Making a donation to the Trust or joining the Library Lovers scheme will help to continue this amazing...

Illuminate Video-Company Chameleon Commission

July 19, 2018

Watch Company Chamelon's site-specific piece at Manchester Central Library commissioned by Library Live. Illuminate saw dance, movement, original music and light art combine in an extraordinary journey of seven stories around the venue. Premiered in November 2017 and re-imagined...
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Xmas Extravaganza at Central Library – Video

October 13, 2016

Click above to see our Xmas extravaganza video for children and...