Posted by: bluesyemre | June 21, 2017

How #Adele sent her love to #libraries by Steven MacKenzie @stevenmackenzie #WHYBOOKSMATTER

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Adele may have headlined Glastonbury and filled arenas across the globe in a worldwide tour that climaxes next month with four sold-out dates at Wembley Stadium, but 10 years ago she was playing a gig in a library in Lancaster for an audience of 175. “You can check out the show online,” says Stewart Parsons. “I am so relieved we filmed that!”

Parsons, a librarian with more than 30 years of experience, started the Get it Loud in Libraries scheme 10 years ago to introduce new people to libraries by turning them into live music venues for special concerts. Over the last decade, 36,108 people have attended 279 shows put on by acts including alt-J, Florence + The Machine, Imelda May, British Sea Power, Plan B and, of course, everyone’s favourite balladeer, Adele, whose fee that evening in Lancaster was £50.

“She was grateful for the opportunity,” recalls Parsons. “She told me that on Myspace.

https://www.bigissue.com/culture/adele-sent-love-libraries/


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