City library to host Our Big Gig event

The peace and tranquillity of a city library in Leeds will be shattered this week as the Our Big Gig campaign rolls into the city.

As part of the aim to get as many people as possible involved in making music, a range of events from 10am - 4pm will be held at Leeds Central Library on Saturday 13 July. On offer includes the chance for budding musicians to learn from professionals at workshops on the Ukulele, drums and guitar.

Also on hand to entertain the crowds will be the North Leeds Music Centre Jazz Band and an acoustic set from Leeds based singer/guitarist/songwriter Anna Hetherington. For the younger generation, a Mini Music-makers workshop will be provided by Melanie Wilson.

If you would like to find out more information about the event, please contact the Leeds Music & Performing Arts Library on Leeds (0113) 2478273 or e-mail musiclibrary@leedslearning.net.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for leisure and skills said:

“We are delighted to host the Our Big Gig event at Leeds Central Library, which is aiming to inspire people of all ages to get involved in making music.

“There will be a wide-range of fantastic activities and events held on the day and the chance for budding musicians to learn from the experts and improve their skills on a number of instruments, which really is something not to be missed.

“Live music from local performers will also be provided on what I can safely say will be one of the very, very few occasions where we are happy to embrace a lot of noise at one of our libraries!”

Notes to editors:

Our Big Gig aims to get as many people as possible involved in making music, and is holding over 300 events throughout the country over the four day period between 11th and 14th July.

The event at Leeds Central Library has been organised by Leeds City Council’s Library & Information Service.

Our Big Gig events across the country have been organised by local volunteers and Superact, with funding provided from the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and Arts Council England.

You can find out more about the events in our region by visiting http://www.superact.org.uk/ourbiggig/events/yorkshire

For media enquiries, please contact;

Colin Dickinson, Leeds City Council press office (0113) 39 51578

Email: colin.dickinson@leeds.gov.uk