Guerilla opera and mystery sculptures

Libraries are full of surprises. Take last week…

Visitors to Oxgangs, Central and Wester Hailes Libraries were taken aback when one of their fellow browsers burst into song. Things got stranger still when a “member of staff” joined in… and what about the guy playing the piano in the corner – where did he appear from??

This was “Love in a Library” – a series of “guerilla operas” put on by our chums from the Edinburgh International Festival. Here’s a film of one of the performances along with an interview with the performers. Bravo!

Meanwhile Edinburgh’s mystery book sculptor struck again. The latest creation was dropped off at Leith Library to the surprise and delight of staff and visitors. This one is called ‘Preparing to fly” and it’s every bit as intricate and beautiful as our elusive artist’s previous work. This is one story that looks set to run and run…

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