What's On

An audience of families watching someone on stage performing in a library.
Photo ©: Middlesbrough Council

A range of activities are taking place across the Living Knowledge Network, including Exhibitions, Live Event Streams and Poetry Performances. Find out what’s on near you.

Live screenings

A programme of live-streamed events, featuring well-known commentators, artists and authors, runs across the Network so audiences nationwide can participate in shared cultural experiences in their public library.

If your public library is not part of the Living Knowledge Network but you would like to find out more about how to stream an event, please contact us. 

Watch online

In light of widespread library closures due to coronavirus, you can enjoy a temporary curated archive programme of past events which have previously been livestreamed to a public library near you. We hope to keep you entertained and inspired and to remind everyone of the special place libraries have in our communities. Once lockdown is lifted you will be able to enjoy livestreamed events in libraries again. Watch now.


The British Library has partnered with leading UK poetry organisation Poet in the City to create a collaborative project called ‘Collections in Verse’.

Poet in the City brings poetry to life beyond books, producing classic and contemporary poetry performances concerning major ideas, issues and people.

‘Collections in Verse’ explores new approaches to creating touring exhibitions. Over three years, Poet in the City will commission new poetry and create events in Living Knowledge Network libraries to tell the story of British Library exhibitions through poetry and verse. 

Find out where you can attend the next Collections in Verse event.