As the Primrose Hill Community Library moves towards its £1.2 million fundraising target, plans are afoot for the official launch scheduled for the autumn.
Run by a group of volunteers who came together to save the much loved local library when it lost all public funding in 2011, today thanks to 192 residents volunteering their time and 494 financial pledges totalling £593,000, the group has taken over the building from Camden Council on a 20 year lease.
As well as help by local members of the community, many famous faces have also voiced their support including the actor Sir Derek Jacobi who revealed how his own personal love affair with books launched his career in a rare public talk about his career in support of Primrose Hill Community Library at Cecil Sharp House in Regent’s Park Road.
As part of its pledge to offer a diverse array of activities, starting on Monday 17th September, from 7.30 - 9.30pm at the Centre, is the Primrose Hill Community Choir, offering help with your singing technique and reading music. All ages and abilities are welcome. The sessions will be run by prize-winning local conductor and singing teacher Matthew Watts. The sessions will span pop, world and classical music.
The first night's entry is free,thereafter the cost will be £5.00 per session, or should you wish to pay for the whole term £4.50, (£4.00 for concessions).
The Choir has a dedicated web page which you will find at: www.primrosehillca.org.uk/choir/
“The borough of Camden has a diverse array of residents so it is vitally important that the Primrose Hill Community Library exists to cater for their different needs,” says Vatche Cherchian, manager at the Camden branch of lettings agent Edmund Cude. “As lettings agents, this is the sort of local amenity in which we tell new residents about because we understand that it provides a great resource for all sorts of people.”