Warwickshire Councillors and the Deputy Mayor of Kenilworth attended Kenilworth Library last week to experience...
Warwickshire Councillors and the Deputy Mayor of Kenilworth attended Kenilworth Library last week to experience first-hand the thought-provoking content of Breaking the News, an exciting new pop-up exhibition currently touring across Warwickshire Libraries that explores the role news plays in our society.
Warwickshire County Councillor Andy Jenns, Warwick District Councillor and Kenilworth Town Councillor Richard Dickson, and Town Councillor Samantha Cooke, in her capacity as Deputy Mayor of Kenilworth, attended a viewing of the exhibition with Warwickshire Libraries staff. The visit invited open discussions around the importance of the news, what stories make the headlines and why, and if the news can ever truly be objective.
Kenilworth Library is the second library in the county to host the free exhibition from 12 April – 20 May 2022, with the exhibition touring Warwickshire between March and August 2022. Accompanying the panels is a digital showcase exploring Warwickshire in the headlines, available to view at any time at www.warwickshire.gov.uk/breakingthenews. Two in-person events are also being hosted by Kenilworth Library in connection with the theme of the Breaking the News exhibition, with tickets available to book below:
- Enjoy a morning with Peter Rhodes of The Express and Star on Friday 13 May from 10:30am, where Peter will share his thoughts about journalism and the news and look back at a career that has spanned 50 years and seen many changes: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/breaking-the-news-a-morning-with-peter-rhodes-tickets-327037878097
- Live streamed from the British Library theatre, join acclaimed writer, director and RSL Fellow Armando Iannucci and award-winning journalist Marina Hyde, in a virtual session about fact, fiction, film and TV, and why literature matters on Tuesday 17 May at 7pm: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/live-stream-at-kenilworth-library-armando-iannucci-and-marina-hyde-tickets-327059181817?aff=ebdsoporgprofile
Cllr Andy Jenns, Portfolio Holder for Customer and Transformation, said:
“It was a pleasure to visit the Breaking the News exhibition in person and see how Warwickshire Libraries staff really bring these important topics of the exhibition to life.
“The exhibition encourages us to enjoy open conversations about the value of news, press freedom, the importance of journalism, and how news stories are identified and presented to our local communities. This is a great opportunity for residents to learn more about the news and find out what really happens behind the headlines.”
The localised exhibition in Warwickshire is part of a collective of more than 30 libraries across the UK hosting the exhibition pop-ups, and runs alongside the major Breaking the News exhibition at the British Library in London from 22 April to 21 August 2022. The Breaking the News exhibition is being delivered in Warwickshire in partnership with the British Library’s Living Knowledge Network.
For more information about the Breaking the News exhibition in Warwickshire, visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/breakingthenews
To find out about more events and activities at your local library, visit www.warwickshire.gov.uk/libraries