SPINE 2021 – What’s On

Launching on 1 June, World Children’s Day, SPINE Festival 2021 explores EMPATHY with children, young people and families in sixteen London boroughs. This year features spoken word and arts activities delivered by local artists in each borough, a series of engaging school workshops and imaginative digital events by SPINE’s 14 Artists in Residence in fourteen boroughs, and our six week ESOL Open House programme in two boroughs. 

In partnership with Half Moon, we co-commissioned poets Henry Madd and Kirk-Ann Roberts to create a theatre show exploring SPINE 2021’s festival theme of Empathy for 7 – 11 year olds. The result was ‘The CAT-Astrophic Adventures of Dollop and Crinkle’ and will be toured both digitally and physically across sixteen London boroughs. Find out more about this fun-filled play or watch the trailer below:

Find out what’s on at each library and get to know the artists in residence:

You can find out what’s on at each library by going to their pages below. You can also find out more about the Artists in Residence paired with each library.

Library Boroughs

Tower Hamlets and Newham

Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea

Brent and Ealing

Greenwich and Hammersmith & Fulham

Lewisham and Southwark

Bromley and Croydon

Wandsworth and Merton

Islington and Sutton

Artists in Residence

Dan Mayfield/Lalia Nadia Sumpton

Caitlin Strongham/Christy Ku

Amari Harris/Alfiah Brown

Dan Simpson/Maya Campbell

Milly Rolle/Ehireme Omoaka

Patrick Evans/Yara Rodrigues

Linden Katherine McMahon/Victoria Fifield

ESOL Open House

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