It’s the beginning of summer and the local festival is in full swing… 

Everyone is there but among the smiles and excitement lies something that could spoil the party.

Crowded tells the story of the ordinary young people whose mental health leads to harmful and destructive behaviours. It gives voice to emotions that are often unspoken and is delivered through powerful, funny and uncompromising performances. It is written and performed by three exciting poet performers: Desree, Laura Rae and Slam the Poet, with additional text by Rosemary Harris.

When: Saturday 9 March, 2-3.15pm
Where: Children’s Library, Katharine St, Croydon CR9 1ET
Email [email protected] for more info

When: Monday 11 March, 4 -5.15pm
Where: Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill St, Peckham SE15 5JR
Booking: [email protected] | 020 7525 3889

When: Tuesday 12 March, 4.30 – 5.30pm
Where: The Yellow, 1 Humphry Repton Lane, Wembley HA9 0GL
Booking: | 020 3219 2176

Developed in direct response to the growing number of teenagers in the UK struggling with their mental health, this production contains themes that some people may find distressing.

For audiences ages 13 years and over.

Presented by Apples and Snakes and Half Moon.

This event is part of SPINE Festival 2019. Produced by Apples and Snakes, SPINE is a multi-disciplinary arts festival giving young people the chance to engage with workshops and live performances for free at their local library. Taking place across 17 London boroughs, the theme of this year’s festival is teen wellbeing. Find out more about SPINE Festival. #SPINE2019

Banner photo: Suzi Corker