Introducing The Ministry of Lost & Found Q&A with Jude Jagger, Creative Producer
The Ministry of Lost & Found is a family friendly afternoon of exploration, fun and laughter taking place at Manchester Central Library on Saturday 23rd June. Suitable for intrepid explorers only, families will pick up a map from the Lost and Found office and get lost on a quest around the library. Here, Creative Producer, Jude Jagger, tells us more.
1. What does your role as Creative Producer involve?
I co-ordinate all the different artists, partners and venues and I’m the central point of contact for everyone involved in the event. I work closely with the artists and have input on the creative direction and content of the different workshops and activities. I’m responsible for making sure all the activities work together as a programme, and also the timings, logistics and how the whole event looks and feels.
2. The Ministry of Lost & Found – sounds intriguing, tell us more:
So the Ministry of Lost & Found is a secret agency which was started a long, long time ago, tasked with looking after Lost & Found items. The anniversary of the Ministry’s conception happens to fall on Sat 23rd June 2018, so we are having a big day at Central Library to explore and unlock the secrets of the Ministry of Lost & Found
3. Who is the event for?
Its aimed at children 0-11 and their families but its free and open to anyone!
4. What type of activities can we expect?
We have a whole host of Ministry staff who will be helping the children and families explore the Central Library – from music making to crafting, and circus skills to story-telling, there’s something for everyone.
5. What will be lost and what will be found?
You can lose some time here and find a new hobby! You can find your house on a giant map and you can find some fun by playing hide and seek in the Reading Room. You can help us find lost memories to weave on a giant tapestry and you can lose yourself in juggling, hula-hooping and dressing-up too…so many things to see and do!
6. What are you personally most looking forward to?
I can’t wait for the performances by Mr Quaver and the Found Sounds, on the balcony at 1pm and 3.45pm. It will be incredible and will be an opportunity to lose yourself in rhythms, sounds and music.
7. Top tip for making the most out of the day?
Grab a map, make sure you tick off all the items on the Treasure Trail and bring a packed lunch, so you don’t even have to leave to get food!
8. In one sentence, why is this an event not to be missed for families in Manchester and beyond.
It’s a fabulously eccentric creative day which is totally free, just come and explore Central Library in a way that’s never been done before!
Find out more about The Ministry of Lost & Found on the Library Live web-site here.