Vision’s statement on library event on Saturday 10 July 2021 • Vision RCL

Vision’s statement on library event on Saturday 10 July 2021


Vision RCL supports the statement made by the Leader of Redbridge Council and are conducting our own detailed investigation into complaints raised on 10 July 2021. 

The Trust commissioned a nationally reputed arts company to perform at a live event within some of the libraries we operate across the borough. The performance, which had been previously staged by the arts company across the UK, featured a performer in a costume that was inappropriate for our audience.

This event does not reflect our values; and represents an isolated case in what typically sees Vision deliver over 100 community focused events every year. We are taking immediate action to review the decisions taken around this specific event, including a full review of our commissioning, policies and procedures.

We give our unreserved apologies to the community and we will do all we can to regain the trust in both Vision RCL and the Library Service that we have worked so hard to serve over the past 14 years.

Iain Varah
Chief Executive

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