Pulp’s Jarvis Cocker to open Wakefield’s new library

24 august 2002.'Carling Leeds Festival.'Pulp lead singer Jarvis Cocker on stage.

24 august 2002.'Carling Leeds Festival.'Pulp lead singer Jarvis Cocker on stage.

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ROCK star Jarvis Cocker will cut the ribbon on Wakefield’s new city centre library.

The Pulp frontman, broadcaster and author will lead an official opening of the library at Wakefield One on noon on Saturday, November 10.

Jarvis became a figurehead of the Britpop movement of the mid-1990s through his work with Pulp, and currently presents a show on BBC Radio 6 Music called Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service.

Wakefield Council leader Coun Peter Box, who opened the building to the public last Monday, said: “I’m delighted that the building will be fully open and that there are so many activities taking place.

“I’m also pleased that Jarvis Cocker will be joining us for the library opening event, it should be a great day.”

People are already using the site as a customer access point for services such as planning, school admissions and benefits.

A business lounge is also ready for use, and an independent cafe is set to open soon.

Most council office staff have already moved into the four-storey building, which amalgamates council services into one building to save £1m a year.

It was funded by the vacating and selling of other council buildings, including Newton Bar’s planning offices, Drury Lane and Balne Lane libraries and Chantry House, on Kirkgate.