Pennyless put on concert for Friends of Deepings Library

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A popular folk trio have organised a concert to raise funds for the community bid to run Deepings Library.

Pennyless will play in the main hall of the Deepings School on the evening of Friday, July 18.

The gig has been put on in aid of the Friends of Deepings Library, which was set up to take over the library after Lincolnshire County Council decided to stop funding it.

Penny Stevens, who is one third of the trio alongside Les Woods and Graham Dale, said: “The Friends decided they wanted to do some events to engage the wider audience in the community in the arts.

“That could be literature, poetry, music and so on. The idea is to draw people in from the community and the schools and let them know what they are missing out on.

“So we will put on a concert to get the ball rolling.”

Penny had no hesitation in accepting the invitation. She said: “They asked us to perform because we are popular in the area but also because our original material has a lot of stories in it.”

The Friends will take over the library if their business plan is accepted by the county council, although a judicial review into the decision to cut library funding is going through the High Court.

Chairman of the Friends Liz Waterland said: “It all shows the strength of feeling in support of our well-loved library so we hope for a sell-out audience to come along and join in the fun.’

Tickets at £10 per adult, £5 per child under 18 or £25 for a family of four can be bought from the library, the school, Deepings Community Centre or from Judy Stevens on 01778 348859.