Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Central Library Celebration Brings Chaos to Order

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Central Library Celebration Brings Chaos to Order

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MANCHESTER band Everything Everything will bring six days of music and art to the city's Central Library in November to celebrate its Pounds 48m renovation.

Artists, authors, comedians, dance troupes and theatre groups will be performing in cultural festival Choas To Order, produced by Brighter Sound, from November 10 to November 15.

Several new commissions will be premiered, all created in response to the library, its architecture, and the people who use it.

So far, the band has announced appearances from comedian Josie Long, former M.E.N. journalist and author Emma Jane Unsworth, musicians Josephine Oniyama and Kiran Leonard, BBC6 Music DJ Shaun Keaveny, composers Christophe de Bezenac and Matt Bourne, and theatre groups Dumblove Encouners and Company Chameleon.

Young Manchester bands will be invited to perform, and more names are due to be announced over the coming weeks.

"The festival will collaborate, explore and experiment to test the limits of what a 21st-century library can be, taking inspiration from Central Library's unique architecture and commissioning original pieces which involve, respond to, and interact with the library-going public," say the band about the festival. …

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