Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Mediatheque.

Yesterday Wrecsam Library re opened its doors following an extensive refurbishment resulting in a much larger and airier environment. The official opening was undertaken by Ruth Jones or Nessa of Gavin and Stacey fame ably assisted by the master of ceremonies Councillor Bob Dutton OBE, Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Libraries. The ceremony was particularly well attended with literally hundreds of people present for the official opening, testimony no doubt to the popularity of Gavin and Stacey and Nessa.

What particularly interested me was the British Film Institute (BFI) Mediatheques, only the fourth in the UK and the first in Wales. The Mediatheque,
"is a digital jukebox of film an TV featuring many of the best, the rarest and the most extraordinary titles from the BFI NAtional Archive. Collect a free ticket from the library desk, and log on to one of our viewing stations, choose from over 1500 complete films and TV programmes and watch them free at the click of the mouse. Revisit classics of British film and TV and make new discoveries - over 85% of the titles are only available to watch in a BFI Mediatheque or plan your viewing in advance by checking out the BFI's website

What a great resource for the people of Wrecsam and North East Wales and our thanks go out to all the WCBC officers concerned,particularly, Alun Watkin, Dylan Hughes and Hedd ap Emlyn

1 comment:

David Bradley said...

That's a great coup for Wrexham. And it's good to see this investment in the library.