Celebrities have been out in force on the campaign trail to save Kensal Rise Library and boost child literacy in Brent. Kensal Green has one of the highest child illiteracy rates in London, and residents are urging Brent Council to join the fight to tackle this scandal and save Kensal Rise Library.
Philip Pullman is backing the campaign, and will be speaking at an event on Wednesday 20th July to raise funds.
“I wholeheartedly pledge my support to the campaign to save Kensal Rise library. Accessible local libraries are vital to communities and to children. Reading fuels passion, interest and ambition – please don’t take that away”. NICK CAVE
Alan Bennett spoke at a fund-raising event to save Kensal Rise Library, attracting an audience of over 400 and raising almost £5000. The event was broadcast on BBC Newsnight.
Zadie Smith is backing the campaign, and spoke at a packed-out fund-raising event. Her speech was broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in the Daily Mirror and across the national press.
Green Wing star Tamsin Greig is backing the campaign to save Kensal Rise Library.