Last Sunday people of all ages filed into Liverpool Central Library – the children’s library to be exact – for an all-together different library experience…

The lights went down. Thin LED chains dotted the room and people started to come in to see The Magnetic North, a British band consisting of Simon Tong [formerly of The Verve, Blur], Hannah Peel and Gawain Erland Cooper, light up the library. In keeping with the space, instead of a support band, writer and long-time inspiration for the band, Frank Cottrell-Boyce took to the...

Everyone knows that Get It Loud In Libraries programmes the best up-and-coming artists in libraries across the North West of England... and now in the Midlands... but what goes on behind the scenes?

Well, we also offer some great opportunities for young folk to get involved in running gigs, digital media making, and much more. Loreena started volunteering with us way back in 2009, here's what she had to say about her experience:

"I joined the team by volunteering to make posters. I wanted to develop my knowledge in graphic design, design techniques and my way around...

We all know that Get It Loud In Libraries programmes fab acts (Clean Bandit, Young Fathers, Ezra Furman, Rae Morris, Gruff Rhys.... the list is almost endless!) in libraries all across the North West, but there's so much more to what we do than the live-ness and loud-ness of our gigs. Get It Loud In Libraries is committed to developing the next wave of techie talent with their young people’s sound and digital media development programmes. As part of this initiative, young people have the chance to gain real-world work experience in areas such as sound engineering, video production,...

Last Friday, the fabulous Blossoms (supported by The Pretty Pennys) played at St. Helens Central Library. Online reaction to the gig has been pretty awesome (if we do say so ourselves!)... So we'd like to share the social media story of the gig with you all via Storify (see below!).

If you think we're doing a good job at bringing top-notch, live music events to towns and cities across the North West, and providing opportunities for young people to go to gigs and learn digital production skills along the way,...

Loud In Libraries CIC, the humble little company that delivers the Get It Loud In Libraries programme across the North West of England, is delighted to report we have been shortlisted for the National Lottery Awards Finals 2015 in the Arts Category. The finals are due to be shown live on BBC TV on Sept 12th – wowzers.

We have actually known about this honour for a month or so now but have been sworn to silence – an irony given the project’s devoted mission to break down barriers and amplify libraries with the best new acts and...

Usually people from the South Lakes would have to travel for hours to be able to see a top music act… but on the 1st May this changed! The South Lakes were lucky enough to have Rae Morris perform at the quaint, Kendal Library.

It’s funny to imagine that Kendal library, a place of calm and quiet, could be transformed into a place of music and (a little) mayhem, but thanks to the Get IT Loud In Libraries scheme, this happened. On a Friday evening, Kendal Library was transformed into the perfect venue for an intimate performance by Rae Morris. Get It Loud in Libraries transforms...

The young digital producers managed to catch-up with Young Fathers backstage, ahead of their gig at Skelmersdale library. Check out what they had to say about how they approach making music and what they think about gigs in alternative venues...

An Interview with Young Fathers from ...

Skelmersdale Library

Friday, 13th March 2014, 8pm

Rochdale Library

Saturday, 14th March 2014, 8pm

Shortly after picking up the Mercury Prize for their album Dead, Young Fathers have announced plans to tour the UK in 2015.

Their headline run across the country takes in nineteen shows, starting with two gigs in libraries as part of our Get it Loud in Libraries programme.

Last month, the band unveiled a new standalone track called ‘Soon...

It’s with regret that we’ve had to postpone the upcoming shows with East India Youth in Oldham and Kendal. Unfortunately the advance ticket sales weren’t sufficient to contemplate going ahead. Both East India Youth and Loud In Libraries extend their apologies to all ticket holders, and will work to reschedule these shows at a future date.

Thumpers @ St. Helens Central Library from wehearttech C.I.C. on Vimeo.

Thumpers Gig Review / 30th May 2014 / St. Helens Library

On a Friday night in May, St Helens library, usually a place of utmost calm and order, was turned...

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