News/September 2016

A Place Free Of Judgement is a teenage takeover of libraries. Young people from three libraries across the West Midlands in Cannock, Telford and Worcester, have been working with the Blast Theory and acclaimed author Tony White to re-imagine libraries, story telling and their place in the world.

On Saturday 29th October, this work will come to life in an ambitious and fun 9 hour takeover of the three libraries, starting in Telford, then Cannock and ending in Worcester.

It is an event, a live stream and a book, broadcast from 3pm until midnight from

Join us at any or all of the libraries for A Place Free of Judgement. You will be guided through the library as stories and performances unfold around you, grab a nibble and drink and hear Tony White read a chapter of the specially created story. This free event is suitable for families and people of all ages.

You can log in to the website and interact with the young people from anywhere in the world, chatting with them as they perform in the library and influencing the story as it unfolds before you. We will be broadcasting at:

Telford, 3pm – 6pm

Cannock, 6pm – 9pm

Worcester, 9pm – midnight

Join us online, come along to the event or do a bit of both.

This is the Saturday before Halloween, when the clocks go back to give us an extra hour where anything could happen!

Stay up to date with the project by visiting, and follow the hashtag #FreeOfJudgement on Twitter and Instagram.


A Place Free Of Judgement is a new project by Blast Theory and Tony White, developed with ASCEL West Midlands and Arts Connect. It is made in collaboration with young people and librarians in Telford and WrekinWorcestershire, and Staffordshire and is created in partnership with young people and librarians in SolihullShropshireDudley and the University of Worcester. The project is made with support from Arts Council England Lottery FundingArts Connect the Bridge organisation for the West Midlands and the University of Worcester.