Get involved in a new project to remember the Droitwich Library

Published Tuesday, 23rd February 2016

• Do you remember the Droitwich Library building when it was a cinema? • Did you go there as a child or an adult? • Do you have memories of the building you’d like to share?


Droitwich library is taking part in an art project with other libraries across the county.  The Droitwich Library project is hoping to make audio recording of the memories of local people who remember the building in the past when it used to be a cinema.  It is calling for people who would be interested in sharing their memories to come forward and take part.


The grants have been given to help all 21 libraries in the county take part in this year-long audio artworks project.  Working with community groups and a range of artists, the project aims to create 21 library specific audio artworks.  There will be a permanent Lending an Ear webpage available on the county council's website ( ) so that all of the work can be experienced from within the libraries or from a device with internet access.


Bev Orlowsky Droitwich Library Manager said: "We are really excited to be involved in the 'Lending an Ear' project. It will create an online “audio map” of Worcestershire, and each library in the county will be producing a sound piece connected with its separate locality and/or history. This is a unique chance to record your memories of the Library when it was a cinema and contribute to this fascinating and exciting project."


The creators of the Droitwich Library project would love to meet you at Droitwich Library on Wednesday March 2, 2016 from 11am – 1pm, where you will be able to work with them to record your memories.


The Hive and Worcestershire County Council Libraries and Learning Service have been awarded a grant of £49,250 from Arts Council England and an additional £1,000 from The Elmley Foundation.


If you would like more information about how to be part of this exciting project please get in touch by contacting Droitwich Library on 01905 822722 or email