This story was published 9 May 2019

Animation, coding and drumming are among the creative activities on offer at our county’s libraries as part of the national Get Creative Festival (11 to 19 May).

Virpi Kettu with her animations

The week-long celebration aims to encourage people of all ages to try something new with the help of local community groups and organisations.

Northallerton library is teaming up with Adult Learning to offer people the chance to try their hand at drums and rhythms from around the world.

The Fish and Ships festival will take over Whitby library and will include Virpi Kettu Animation workshops with an underwater theme.

Author Francesca Horton will host a ‘How to Boost Your Creativity’ workshop at Harrogate library, and author James Nicol is visiting Selby library to inspire the next generation of writers.

North Yorkshire County Councillor Greg White, Executive Member for Libraries, said: “Libraries have always been at the cultural and creative heart of our communities and welcome everyone to come together to take part in great events and activities. Get Creative is a fantastic way for people to express their creativity or to try something new.”

You can now view the full Get Creative schedule. Some events have limited spaces so don’t forget to book a place.

There are creative activities taking place all year-round at North Yorkshire libraries. Contact your local library for more information.