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Late Night Library: Death of Books

Take part in a complete funeral ceremony for books, featuring eulogies and speeches by journalists, writers and actors.

Produced by the City of Sydney

With a heavy heart, we would like to invite you for a funeral ceremony for beloved books.

The Leftovers wish to have you at the funeral ceremony for your sincerest blessing and thoughts for its peaceful soul.

Please mark your presence as we assemble all our near and dear ones to bid books goodbye for the last time.

If you wish to have a personal goodbye a viewing shall take place pre-ceremony.

A small wake will be held post service.

The family of books asks that you respectfully wear all black and return any overdue books.

The family asks that together we will contemplate the future of physical books and whether libraries have a place in contemporary society.

Featuring Dan O’Keefe, Helen Caley, Tom Caley, Linda Jaivin, Imogen Yang, Sarah Houbolt, ​Lou Pollard, Lucky Fernandez and Curly Fries.

This service is non denominational.

This is part 3 of a 3 part suite.

About the series

This exciting series deconstructs disruption with provocative performances that investigate the nature of humanity.

From those curious about culture to emerging performers and producers looking to connect with others in the industry – come and rethink the radical.

This free event is suitable for adults only.

This event will be Auslan interpreted.

Bookings are recommended as places are limited.



Thursday 6 December 2018 from 8pm to 9pm


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