Pulp singer Jarvis Cocker in the city today - the BBC Radio 6 DJ will 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 today(Saturday).

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

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.

And he’ll be speaking about his experiences of libraries at an opening ceremony tomorrow.

Wakefield Council leader Coun Peter Box, who opened the new building to the public last Monday, said: “I’m delighted that the building is 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.”

The new library, spread over two floors, has 60,000 books, 70 PCs, a children’s section, a local studies area and free Wi-Fi.