An Audience Without Alan Bennett

Issued: Monday 24 October 2016

'An Audience Without Alan Bennett' at Waltham Library on Friday 2nd December 2016 at 7.30pm.  

The Lincs Inspire Library and Arts Development Team is delighted to announce that it has been selected as one of just twenty libraries around the UK to participate in the very special virtual author event, ‘An Audience without Alan Bennett’.

In autumn 2016, twenty libraries will invite members of the public to participate in an authorless evening celebrating Alan Bennett’s work and new book of collected prose and diary entries Keeping On, Keeping On. The evening will consist of video appearances by the author, and extracts from Bennett’s new book read by an actor playing Alan Bennett. Audience members will be called on at points during the evening to read diary entries aloud, covering themes such as politics, everyday life, being a writer and getting older, in what promises to be an engaging, humane, sharp, funny and unforgettable record of life according to the inimitable Alan Bennett.

Steve Hipkins, Head of Cultural Services said, ‘We are delighted that we have been selected as just one of 20 UK wide libraries to host An Evening without Alan Bennett. Alan Bennett’s work speaks vividly and movingly to all types of people about the types of issues that matter to them. We are therefore particularly pleased to have this event as part of our ongoing endeavours to increase the cultural offer in NE Lincolnshire.

Tickets are free but must be booked in advance. They are available from Waltham Library 01472 323656.

The evening is supported by The Reading Agency and Bennett’s publishers, Profile Book and Faber & Faber. 

For more information on the evening, please contact: Waltham Library on (01472) 323656.