A scary story for Halloween? The closure of 100s of UK Public Libraries, slashing a statutory public service with many jobs lost. That’s what inspired Blast Theory’s and my novella ZOMBIES ATE MY LIBRARY.
ZOMBIES ATE MY LIBRARY follows four young people in the West Midlands—Alice, Gareth, Tommy and Rukhsana—as they plot a sleepover in a haunted library. What could possibly go wrong?
This was part of A Place Free Of Judgement made by Blast Theory and Tony White, with support from Arts Council England Lottery Funding and Arts Connect. It was made in collaboration with young people and staff from Telford Wrekin Council, Staffordshire County Council, Worcestershire County Council and in partnership with young people and staff from Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council, Shropshire Council and the University of Worcester.
(It’s got real ghosts and everything. Seriously, one of the libraries we worked with, on the site of an old hospital, really was haunted.)