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SPINE Artists in Residence

Kicking off on World Book Day, SPINE Festival brings London communities together to celebrate the arts and literature in libraries. Through an exciting programme of FREE events people of all ages will have the chance to work with top professional artists. Amongst this inspirational array of artists, five will each bring their unique talents to one library throughout February and March as the SPINE Artists in Residence.

Adam Kammerling - Catford Library, Lewisham
Through an exciting range of creative workshops and sharings, spoken word artist Adam Kammerling will be taking his expertise to Catford Library. He will be working with local communities and schools throughout the Lewisham borough. Adam's full programme of SPINE events is available here.


Andy D'Cruz - Circle Library, Sutton
Sound and installation artist Andy D'Cruz has worked extensively in a community setting, delivering innovative audiovisual projects. Andy will be facilitating workshops for young parents, putting together an inspiring programme of after school clubs, and celebrating SPINE with a special sharing event at Circle Library in the borough of Sutton. 


Gemma Coldicott - Brandon Library, Southwark: Tuesday 10 February-Saturday 14 March

Dance artist Gemma Coldicott brings her exciting choreography to Brandon Library in the borough of Southwark. As part of her SPINE Artist residency, Gemma will be working on an exciting programme of events, including leading a special World Book Day dance workshop, and delivering a creative performance of What's in the Box? Gemma's full programme of SPINE events is available here.


Jared Louche - Harlesden Library, Brent: Wednesday 11 February-Saturday 14 March 

Poet, musician and visual artist Jared Louche brings his energetic creativity to Harlesden Library in Brent to facilitate a diverse programme of schools workshops, after school sessions, and weekend events throughout SPINE Festival. Jared's full programme of SPINE events is available here.


Rachel Sambrooks - Hounslow Central Library: Saturday 14 February-Sunday 15 March

Rachel Sambrooks is a performer, poet, and storyteller. Rachel will be inviting local communities to Hounslow Central Library to test out their open mic skills, share in storytime together, and enjoy Poetry, Drama, and Story clubs. She will also be facilitating a puppet craft and story workshop for local SEN groups. All events at Hounslow Central Library will culminate in an exciting day of celebration at the end of the Festival. Rachel's full programme of SPINE events is available here.


For details of all the upcoming SPINE Festival events, visit our events page...

The full SPINE Festival brochure is available as a PDF in regular and LARGE print, if you would like a copy of either of these documents email: info@applesandsnakes.org

SPINE Festival is produced by Apples and Snakes in partnership with library authorities across London. For more information visit the SPINE project page.

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