The Curve Opens on 2nd September

Community Projects  |  22 August 2016

Slough’s flagship new library and cultural centre, The Curve, will open to the public on 2 September the council announced today (Tuesday)

The £22million building will house a new central library, community learning rooms, the registrar services including a wedding room, a 280-seater performance and multi-use space, café and garden area.

The Curve Opens on 2nd September

The building will be opened with two days of activities for all the family in The Curve and along the High Street, including:

  • a land train to ferry people between the High Street and The Curve

  • performances including dance, music and art

  • street entertainers

  • magical treasure trail

  • mini-farm

  • special Curve food and drink

  • face painting, Henna artist

  • tours of the building

  • museum activities

Joe Carter, assistant director assets, infrastructure and regeneration, said: “Despite the delays in building works and reconfiguring the building for different services, the final parts of the build are underway and we will be opening on 2 September.

“The Curve is transforming the centre of town and will be a trigger for further regeneration as well as providing improved services in a state of the art facility.”

Councillor Joginder Bal, commissioner for environment and leisure, said: “I am sure everyone can understand that a build of this size can hit some snags along the way, I am proud to be able to be there at the opening of this amazing facility.

“For years the centre of Slough has suffered from a lack of cultural activities and the library has suffered from an aging building and dated technology. “Now there is a new site, bringing so much more than just a library or just a theatre, but a range of activities for all communities and all ages.

“I would like to invite everyone to join us for the two-day opening event and see everything this new building has to offer.”