Three days of fun at library

See the library in a new light

See the library in a new light

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A show by top-name comedian Simon Munnery, musical bingo and the Flitwick Cocktail are just some of the highlights of a free festival.

The Future Libraries Festival is a three-day event taking place at Flitwick Library from Friday, 16, to Sunday, October 18.

It is part of an ambitious art project commissioned by Central Bedfordshire Council’s libraries, in partnership with Bedford Creative Arts and funded by Arts Council England. Involving eight artists, it invites us to imagine what the library of the future could look like.

The Future Library Festival is the second of three commissions making up the project and is a free festival like no other. Hosted by artists Rosalie Schweiker, Ania Bas and David Littler, it will transform Flitwick Library into a hub of comedy, debate, music, food and films.

It kicks off at 7.30pm on Friday with Flitwick Comedy Night and the launch of the Flitwick Joke book – a collection of jokes sold to the artists by Flitwick residents for 10p a joke. Bedfordshire comics Simon Munnery, who will bring his ‘And Nothing But’ show hot from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Eamonn Flemming will be performing on the night. Tickets are free but booking is essential.

The festival is free and open to all. Booking is essential for the Flitwick Comedy Night and is for people 16 years and over. To book tickets for the comedy night, visit www.virtual-library.culturalservices.net.