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Shepshed Library Young Peoples’ Projects

Shepshed library is one of the four libraries chosen for the first year of Creative Expressions in Libraries.

Two exciting projects are planned at this site, with a focus on engaging young people in cultural activity.

Join our Street Art Workshop!

We want to create a new community artwork for Shepshed Library, and we need your help.

Do you love art? Do you want to see your ideas brought to life?

If so, come along to Shepshed Library on Saturday 2nd of March and create artwork inspired by any of the following themes: Storytelling, Story characters, Books, Libraries, Shepshed…

Our local street artist from street art organisation Graffwerk will be on hand to offer tips and inspiration and you can also try your hand at spray painting!

The final artwork will be created by Graffwerk, incorporating the community designs, and will go on display in the library.

Workshops run at either 10.30am-12pm OR 1.30-3pm. Booking is essential. Please email Open to adults and children alike (minimum age 8). No charge applies.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Shepshed Library Street Art Project

Over the last few weeks, we’ve been very busy with the launch of our young person’s Street Art sessions at the library, in partnership with Graffwerk and Passion Youth Group.

So far, the participants have enjoyed using Posca pens to create their own ‘tag’, taken part in a quiz on the differences between street art and graffiti and have begun to work their way through a Graffwerk consultation booklet, giving their preferences on colours, patterns, and styles of the art form.

They’re now beginning to individualise their own ideas and designs for the final co-curated piece which will be brought together by Graffwerk, and which will go on display at the library.



Shepshed Library #BookTok Project

Our Booktok Project has also recently got underway, with Shay from The Underground Creatives leading the workshops. Six participants from years 9 and 10 at Iveshead School are now really invested in the project; they’ve brainstormed ideas and heard some great inspirational tips from Shay, who has also shown them how to use the tech, including a gimbal, tripod, and gorilla stand.

Filming of their Booktoks has recently begun, with the participants bringing in some interesting props from home (including a horse head mask!) Our next workshops will see the group editing their final Booktoks and planning the all-important promotional film which they will co-produce and which will eventually go on to our social media platforms. Check out the #Booktoks that the group have produced so far: