SevenVenues, in partnership with Hampton Roads public libraries, has launched a new opportunity for our patrons to read books, listen to music and watch videos that expand their experience as audience members. Since our venues remain closed, it has been difficult to experience the arts, so, with help from Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk and Virginia Beach Public Libraries, we are bringing the arts to you.
Each month, beginning this February, the SevenVenues Culture Club will present a curated selection of book, music and video recommendations based on artists or performances that have appeared or will appear at a SevenVenues property. As you navigate the page, you'll notice the selections are grouped by Book, Music and Video categories.
|Book selections will range from the biographies of prolific SevenVenues performers, novels and autobiographies written by past speakers, and historical literature related to famous operas and symphonies whose music has filled the halls of the Harrison Opera House.
|Music selections will range from artists who performed on the stage of the Attucks Theatre in the 1930s and 40s to more recent rock concerts at Scope Arena.
|Video selections will include musicals and documentaries related to Broadway tours and international productions that have passed through Chrysler Hall, Scope Arena and the Wells Theatre.
The library’s logo will appear next to the selection if they carry it. For your convenience, all the logos are hyperlinked to go directly to the selection on the library’s website. With the click of a button, you’ll be on your way to the theatre!
Don’t have a library card? Not to worry. You can review instructions on how to obtain a library card by clicking on your library’s logo below.
We encourage participants to meet new people and broaden their cultural network by joining the SevenVenues Culture Club Facebook group - click here to join. We want to hear from you! Please share your comments and suggestions for books, movies and videos, and let us know what you think about February’s selections. Remember, recommendations must be based on artists or performances that have appeared or will appear at a SevenVenues property.
We look forward to sharing SevenVenues rich history with you each month via the SevenVenues Culture Club. Happy reading, listening and watching!