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Celebrating arts and literature across London libraries

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 including music, poetry, storytelling, visual art, dance and drama, SPINE Festival gives children, young people, families and local communities the chance to get involved in fun activities, performances, and creative workshops with top professional artists.

SPINE At-A-Glance General Events Calendar:

At a Glance Calendar Page 1

For all the details of our upcoming SPINE General Events, visit our events page. Apples and Snakes are delighted to be working in partnership with 33 libraries in the boroughs of Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Croydon, Ealing, Harrow, Hounslow, Lewisham, Southwark, Sutton, and Waltham Forest in this first ever pan-London Libraries festival, working to strengthen the impact of the arts in London. Young people throughout local primary and secondary schools will also have exclusive access to an even wider programme of great events

SPINE Schools Events Calendar:

Schools Calendar Page 1

SPINE Festival is bringing an inspirational array of artists on board; five of these will each bring their talents to one library throughout the festival as the SPINE Artists in Residence. For more information visit the SPINE Artists in Residence project page.

Where's it all happening?

Borough Map Page 1

#SpineFestival follow the action on Apples and Snakes Twitter, and keep up-to-date with the news on the ground from the libraries and Artists in Residence on our blog.

The full SPINE Festival brochure is available here as a downloadable PDF and also LARGE print here or email: info@applesandsnakes.org

It is SPINE's aim to engage more children and young people with literature and creative and cultural activities in their local libraries, as well as to encourage schools to build lasting connections for longer-term impact. SPINE is a strategic programme of activity developed by Apples and Snakes, England's leading organisation for spoken word and performance poetry. The project has been developed in partnership with library authorities across London as part of Apples and Snakes' work as an Associate Bridge organisation.

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