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An audience without Alan Bennett at Chelmsford Library

7 November 2016

Chelmsford Library has been selected as one of twenty libraries across the country to take part in a special ‘virtual author’ event this November.
 
Celebrating everything Alan Bennett, the event, organised through The Reading Agency, will see the life and works of the author celebrated.
 
The evening will see video appearances by Alan, and an actor reading extracts from his latest published diary, Keeping on keeping on. Audience members will also be called on to read diary entries covering everything from politics to the problems of getting old, and of course enjoy a cup of Tea and a biscuit!
 
Cllr Anne Brown, Cabinet Member responsible for libraries at Essex County Council, said: “Alan Bennett is one of the country’s most inimitable characters and I think this is a wonderful way of celebrating his work.
 
“This looks set to be a fantastic evening and we are very pleased to be supporting it.”
 
An audience without Alan Bennett takes place at Chelmsford Library on 30 November at 7pm. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Chelmsford Library on 01245 492758 or email chelmsford.library@essex.gov.uk.