Arts Alive in Littleport Library

I’d like to start by saying a huge ‘Thank You’ to both the Adams Heritage Centre and the Littleport Library Digital Camera Club writes Louise Aldridge.

To the former for mounting an exhibition of the Spray Can Art that was created over last Summer, and to the latter for photographing the artwork so we would have a permanent record once the exhibition was over.

Anyone who would like to collect their spray can art is welcome to do so, either by popping into the excellent Farmers Market held at the Heritage Centre on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month (9am-1pm), or by contacting me on

Arts Alive Events in 2016

I am very delighted to say that the wonderful Robert Lloyd Parry will be back on Saturday 19th March with another performance of M R James’ atmospheric ghost stories.

This time it is entitled ‘A Pleasing Terror’ which comprises of two of his earliest and eeriest stories – ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book’ and ‘The Mezzotint’.

In ‘Canon Alberic’s Scrap-book’, a young Cambridge antiquary discovers the devil in the details of an old book in a medieval town in the Pyrenees. While in ‘The Mezzotint’, a ghoulish revenge is enacted within a work of art, before the helpless eyes of a museum curator in Oxford.

Those of you who attended his ‘Casting the Runes’ show last March will know what an excellent, atmospheric, absorbing, entertaining, spine chilling evening it will be.

Tickets are £5 each available from Littleport Library or email Doors open at 7:00pm for a 7:30pm performance – drinks will be available to purchase.

The two events booked for April are aimed at families. The first, on Saturday 9th April (1:30-4:00pm), is a Story Illustration Workshop with the highly acclaimed illustrator, Karin Littlewood, for information about her please log on to her website:

Karin will be leading a fully interactive workshop for children of all ages and their parents/carers which will encourage them to use their imagination to create stories and pieces of art.
The second event is an extremely exciting venture for the Arts Alive Advisory Board as we have commissioned the famed storyteller Chip Colquhoun, Creative Director of Snail Tales, to write and perform a story for primary-aged children set at the time of the Littleport Riots. A date for the library performance is yet to be confirmed. For further details and ticket prices for both these April events, please see posters and Cambridgeshire Libraries’ Facebook page

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