When you think of cabaret, comedy and drinking, your mind probably doesn't go straight to a library.

But maybe it should.

The Upper Norwood Library Hub recently secured a late-night alcohol license and it seems determined to make the most of it.

During this year's Crystal Palace Festival, the library will be turned into a pop-up cabaret, comedy club and theatre to host the Attic Arts Club from June 4-17.

Director of the arts club, Norman Murray, said: “We’ve always believed that Crystal Palace was in need of a great theatre space.

"It’s exciting to change underappreciated and under-funded buildings into spaces that can inspire and bring communities together.”

During the two week festival, every Friday and Saturday night the library will be turned into a cocktail bar, with DJs playing until the early hours.

The library came into community ownership in 2016. The space re-opened following a spate of public funding, and is run by a newly formed community trust.

Emily Jewell, hub director, said: “We couldn’t be more excited by this residency.

"We have commissioned a two-week season of events, shows and comedy that we hope will change the landscape of the library and transform it into a unique space for all to enjoy.”