Is your public library planning a creative event this May? Then taking part in this year’s Get Creative Festival is a must. Every year the UK-wide festival celebrates all the great cultural activity that takes places on a regular basis in every community.

From May 11 – 19th this year the Get Creative Festival will be encouraging people of all ages and backgrounds to shine a light on creativity and even try something new. Last year over 1400 events were listed on the Get Creative website, many of them in local public libraries.

Why Libraries?

With public libraries lying at the heart of local communities they are the perfect place for people to join, try new things and ultimately get involved.

Already hundreds of libraries up and down the country organise regular creative events. From reading groups and books clubs to knitting circles, film clubs and Lego hubs, libraries offer plenty of creative choice to people of all ages in the community. Many are also equipped with makerspaces and break-out areas specifically designed to encourage communication, creativity and ideas.    

If your library doesn’t have a regular creative group, you could always organise a special event for the Get Creative Festival. It offers libraries a chance to get involved, attract new group members and reach out to members of the local community both young and old.

How to Get Involved

You will find everything you need to promote your creative events using the Get Creative Festival toolkit including poster templates and logos as well as tips on planning and promoting your event.

Registering your event on the Get Creative Festival website will also help promote your event to a larger audience. To take part events have to participatory and creative, free or cost-recovery and take place betweeen 11-19th of May.

For more information, event ideas or to register your creative event visit the Get Creative Festival website.