Royal Castle to host Human Library Festival
Living Libraries have been staged in many different settings across the world the past nine years. Public libraries, festivals, fairs, conferences, museums, schools, parliaments and universities are just some of the venues that have hosted events. This summer the worlds largest Human Library event will take place outside the royal castle of Rosenborg in Copenhagen.
The Kings Garden in Copenhagen
The Human Library Organisation has just recieved permisson to use the Kings Garden, part of the Danish Queens castle of Rosenborg, as the setting for the worlds largest Human Library event. The beautiful garden set in the middle of the downtown Copenhagen will be the scene for the three day August event, expecting to draw thousands of readers to the Garden. The provisional permission comes from the Danish Finance Ministry´s Palaces and Properties Agency. Further production details are to be sorted out at a meeting on the 30th of March.
A royal reading room
The Kings Garden is a place of serenity and peace and makes for the perfect setting to build a readers lounge that can accomodate the more than 200 Living Books to be made available. A larger collection of unpopular types may be difficult to find any where else in the world this year. The royal reading room will be designed by Danish artist Zoé Kofod in cooperation with the Palaces and Properties Agency.
Free festival with loads of literature
The event is planned to run from the 28-30th of August and will be free to all visitors. However readers will be asked to register in order to take out a Living Book. The Human Library Festival aims to celebrate diversity and understanding and hope to accomodate more than 3.000 readers during the three day festival. Dictionaries will be available for translation purposes, so non Danish speakers are welcome to pop in.
More information about the Human Library Festival will be available in the beginning of May.