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Circus fun to mark library refurbishment

PUBLISHED: 12:00 23 October 2010

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THE CIRCUS is coming to Central Library on Tuesday (October 25) to celebrate its refurbishment.

Children can enjoy a variety of circus-themed activities between 2pm and 4pm at the spruced up building in St Edward’s Way, Romford.

Former poet laureate Sir Andrew Motion will launch the fun at 12pm with a reading, and circus workshops, fete-themed games, magic tricks and face-painting will follow.

From 6.30pm Romford-based performance group Original Talent, who recently made it to the semi-final of TV talent competition Don’t Stop Believing, will perform.

The library was transformed into an open-plan space with glass-walling around the front as part of Havering Council’s Transforming Libraries programme, a six-year project to improve the borough’s ten libraries.

Councillor Andrew Curtin, cabinet member for towns and communities, with special responsibility for culture, said: “We know how important our libraries are to our residents and how much they get out of them. That’s why we have striven to improve them and provide better services.

“This celebration event will provide a range of entertainment for all to enjoy while also appreciating all the services the library has to offer.”

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