Keystone has won a three-year contract to handle the communications for the flagship Cambridgeshire arts programme, The Library Presents – a longstanding vibrant and inclusive arts programme bringing music, drama, art, dance, storytelling, comedy, puppetry, magic, digital arts and workshops to libraries across Cambridgeshire.
Led by our Head of Communications Katherine Hesketh, Keystone will be working closely with the team at The Library Presents over a three-year period, to inject our well-regarded marketing skillset and community engagement expertise into the programme. Programme messaging, social media, PR, stakeholder relations and volunteer engagement all play a part in the campaign curated by the Keystone team.
Speaking of the new partnership, Keystone’s Managing Director Hayley Williams said: “The Library Presents is committed to enabling local residents to experience high quality, low-cost arts experiences across the county – and we are so pleased to play a part in support of this vision. As the programme’s chosen comms team, we’ll focus on creating greater community engagement across numerous audience groups, and deepening relationships with all key stakeholders.”
Ticket sales for the summer 2023 season (the 11th season for the longstanding programme) open on 15 June, with events running throughout July and August. The programme offers an incredible lineup of artists and experiences; including live music, family-centric events, and a sprinkling of theatre, dance and comedy too.
Showcasing its commitment to collaboration, the new season has been created with direct input from over 600 local residents who helped to choose this season’s performers and events.
As a St Neots-based business, we’re pleased to see the programme coming to life locally too. On 29th July, St Neots Library will be alive with the sound of samba drumming! This high energy and all-inclusive workshop will give everyone a chance to have fun with beats and rhythms. The library will host a second event on 4th August when comedian James Campbell will present his stand-up show for children, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without rude words. James wrote the bestselling Funny Life books, and has appeared on Blue Peter and at the Royal Albert Hall.
After the rollout of the current summer season, The Library Presents will be back again in October 2023 with an autumn series of arts events and workshops that will be promoted with Keystone’s help, before two seasons run in both 2024 and 2025 too.
For more information, you can visit the programme website, subscribe to the email newsletter, or stay up to date on Facebook and Instagram at: @TheLibraryPresents. The Library Presents is funded by Arts Council England, run by Cambridgeshire County Council working with Babylon ARTS.