Late night escapades at the library

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Live music, provocative stories, untold truths and stand-up comedy are some of the highlights of the Late Night Library program at Kings Cross Library this autumn.

The City of Sydney’s popular Late Night Library events will run 8pm–9pm on select Wednesday nights from March to May with a treasure trove of events worth staying up for.

Lord Mayor Clover Moore said the Kings Cross Library program provided out-of-the-ordinary late night options for Sydneysiders looking for interesting things to do during the week.

“The late night program has been extremely popular since we first launched it in 2011 to give people more options after dark,” the Lord Mayor said.

“This is an opportunity to get out and see Sydney’s most inspiring and talented performers in the surprising setting of our city libraries – and it’s all free.”

Kings Cross Late Night Library program – Autumn:

Queerstories – Wednesday 2 March (AUSLAN interpreted)

Settle in for an evening of ‘queerstories’ and surprising tales. The LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and intersex) community has been sharing stories for centuries, creating their own histories, disrupting and reinventing conventional ideas about narrative, family, love and community.

Sydney Songs – Wednesday 16 March

Sydney musicians Brendan Maclean, Alison Avron, Maxine Kauter and Sepora will come together for an evening of songs about our city. Visitors will be taken on a journey round our city as the artists share what Sydney means to them through music.

Penny Greenhalgh in Piranha Banana: Llamarama – Wednesday 27 April

Award-winning comedian Penny Greenhalgh will bring her Piranha Banana: Llamarama show straight from the Melbourne International Comedy Festival to King Cross.

Penny’s debut solo show, Pop Pop, won the Best Emerging Artist Award at the Adelaide Fringe Festival and had sell-out crowds at Melbourne and Sydney Comedy Festivals in 2015. She was listed among The Sydney Morning Herald’s must-see up-and-coming comedians of 2015 and has been invited to perform at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Fat Calamity Jane – Wednesday 11 May

This comedic cabaret features Libby and Maeve of Lady Sings It Better performing an interactive, all singing reinvention of musical favourites.

Described as hilarious live commentary, part cabaret and a bit comedy recap, with two of Sydney’s funniest songstresses.

KX Closing Night Variety Hour – Wednesday 25 May

The Kings Cross Library’s Closing Night Variety Hour will feature the best of the acts of the season along with a few surprises. Expect a little local flavour and a lot of laughs in an evening jam-packed with music, stories and more.

All events are free but bookings are essential. For more information on the full program visit http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/latenightlibrary

For media inquiries: City of Sydney Senior Publicist Elaine Kelly 0477 362 550 or ekelly@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

For interviews with Lord Mayor Clover Moore: Matt Levinson 0499 319 385 or email mlevinson@cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au

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