Special events for adults

Information about events for adults at your libraries in the borough. Booking is required for most events.

Special events for adults

We host a variety of special events and workshops in our libraries for adults throughout the year such as author events, history talks and craft workshops.

Register to attend an event

You can book to attend an event by emailing libraries@rbkc.gov.uk, phoning Librariesline on 020 7361 3010 or registering online if the event is on Eventbrite.

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Special events for adults: highlights


Dead Quiet: immersive theatre show

  • Saturday 21 and 28 July, 1.45 to 4.15pm
  • Saturday 4, 18 and 25 August, 1.45 to 4.15pm
  • Saturday 1, 8, 22 and 29 September, 1.45 to 4.15pm
  • Saturday 6 and 13 October, 1.45 to 4.15pm
  • Kensington Central Library

A tense immersive thriller about secret agents, forgotten love and coldblooded murder based in the library. Dead Quiet was written specifically for us and has been created with an exhilarating mix of historic facts and classic sixties crime stories.

Tickets are from £19 per show.

Book your ticket for Dead Quiet via the Immer-city website

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How healthy are you?

Kick It Stop Smoking Service and Healthy Hearts are offering free health assessments for our residents. These include:

  • lung age
  • blood pressure check
  • body mass index assessment
  • stop smoking support
  • healthy lifestyle advice

No need to book a place, just turn up.

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When a medical condition changes everything - talk by Alice Burnett and Anne Patterson

Through a discussion of their beautifully humane novels, authors Alice Burnett (Ideal Love) and Anne Patterson (Yes) will explore the effects of medical conditions on everyday life and what really matters.

This is a talk about the power of illness to destroy and also to bring us closer to ourselves and other people; it promises to be an inspiring and heart-warming evening.

Free event but booking a place in advance is essential.

Book your free place for When a medical condition changes everything via Eventbrite

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Decadent London with Antony Clayton

Antony Clayton, author of Decadent London, explores the 'other side' of London in the 1890s. He describes the writers, artists and poets who subverted an oppressive cultural and moral climate, from Oscar Wilde and Aubrey Beardsley to Arthur Symons and Ernest Dowson.

In this talk Antony recreates the pubs, clubs and music halls and examines the underworld of drug-taking, pornography, prostitution and the occult. This talk will be an entertaining and informative glimpse into a fascinating period of the capital's cultural history.

Book your free place for Decadent London with Antony Clayton via Eventbrite

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Cyber security and how to protect your privacy

During this interactive session, you will see ways in which hackers can get hold of our personal information and use this to impersonate us or commit fraud. You will also learn how to prevent this from happening to you and your business.

This seminar is suitable for individuals and businesses.

Book your free place for Cyber security and how to protect your privacy via Eventbrite

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Jazz harpist Jan Aldridge-Clark

American Jazz harpist, Jan Aldridge-Clark, brings her unique stylings of swing, bossa nova, blues, gypsy jazz and pop to the beautiful stage at Kensington Central Library. Backed by Coco and the Fellas, this promises to be an evening of energy, rhythm and fun.

Jan blends the sexy sounds of smooth jazz, latin jazz and relaxation into one delightfully aromatic pot of synergy - don't pass up this opportunity to see and hear her in action.

Book your free place for Jazz harpist Jan Aldridge-Clark via Eventbrite

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We also have regular events for adults in our libraries.