Spine Festival at Askew Road Library 3 to 5 March

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SPINE Festival encourages children and people of all ages to explore and express ideas creatively, to stand up and be heard, and to view their local libraries as the cultural spine of their community. SPINE Festival aims to engage more children and young people with literature and creative and cultural activities in their local libraries, as well as to encourage connections for longer term impact.

Spine Festival 2016 celebrates arts and literature across London libraries with loads of FREE fun activities and events for children, families and young people. From music, dance and drama, to poetry, storytelling and animation, there’s something for everyone!

Over the 3 day festival we are lucky enough to have Poet & Writer Paul Lyalls as our Artist in Residence and we have an action packed 3 days of events taking place in the library for people of all ages, these are free and there is no need to book a place!

Over the 3 days Paul Lyalls with the help of participants will create a Giant Book of Poems called “The Askew Road Library Giant Poetry Book – The Big Poetry Ask You?”

As well as our under 5’s session and baby bounce we are inviting classes from local schools for events and have a number of events detailed below which are open to everyone

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Thursday 3rd March World Book Day
4pm – 5pm Once Upon A Rhyme – Drop in After school Poetry workshop for Children of all ages
6pm – 7.30pm Write to Ignite – Adult Poetry workshop for adults of all ages.

Friday 4th March 2016
4pm – 5pm Once Upon A Rhyme – Drop in After school Poetry workshop for Children of all ages

Saturday 5th March 2016
10.30am  – 12pm
Chatterbooks Event.
The Greatest ever Roald Dahl Poem never written.
This is open to existing Chatterbooks members and all Children aged 7 and over

2pm – 3.30pm The Poetry Parachute –
A Drop in Workshop about all things that make poems fly, float, fun and fascinate. Suitable for Families and older Children

4pm – 5pm Libraries Out Loud – the Big Show Finale; Paul Lyalls performs a laugh out loud fun for all the family spectacular and anyone who has taken part over the 3 days can join him on stage and share their poem!

For Children and Adults of all ages.

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