This Vibrant Thing free festival comes to Wythenshawe and Harpurhey

Debbie Manley | 6th March 2018

8 Gold Rings perform at This Vibrant Thing at Manchester libraries

This Vibrant Thing is bringing live music, spoken word and performing arts to Wythenshawe Forum Library on Saturday 17 March and North City Library (Harpurhey) on Saturday 24 March.

Artists including hip-hop collective, 8 Gold Rings, critically-acclaimed singer-songwriter, Mica Millar and acclaimed hip-hop explorer, Abnormal Sleepz will perform.

Staged as part of Creative Spaces, a cultural initiative of Manchester Libraries, in partnership with creative change makers, Platform Mcr, This Vibrant Thing will see libraries transformed through music, poetry, spoken word, installations, visual art and more, featuring a line-up of rising stars, renowned artists and local talent.

Hands-on experiences, including yoga and art workshops, will give audiences the chance to test both their physical and creative flexibility.

Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Schools, Culture and Leisure, Councillor Luthfur Rahman, said: “This Vibrant Thing and the Creative Spaces programme are launched as ways in which Manchester can jointly showcase the incredible, emerging and established talent emerging from our communities, and bring people together to experience their libraries in new and unexpected ways.”

Platform Mcr’s Co-Founder, Tunde Adekoya, said: “Manchester has such rich talent and creativity, a vibrancy from which the name of this series of events takes its name.

“This Vibrant Thing is also about community, and taking ownership of our communities means being present, so we really want people to come out and feel that this is theirs.

“This is for anyone who loves live, cutting-edge music, feels in any way creative and is curious about the transformation of their local library into a place for remarkable performances to take place. People of all ages and backgrounds are invited and encouraged to take part.”

For more details:

Wythenshawe Forum Library, Forum Square, Wythenshawe, M22 5RX. Tel: 0161 227 3770

North City Library, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, M9 4AF. Tel: 0161 219 6442

Mica Millar performs at This Vibrant Thing free festival in Manchester libraries