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SPINE Festival Artist in Residence - Jared Louche: The Land of Magnificent

SPINE Festival Artist in Residence – Jared Louche: The Land of Magnificent

We catch up with SPINE Festival Artist in Residence Jared Louche for all the latest from Harlesden Library…

These past few weeks, ensconced in the throbbing heart of Harlesden Library, have been one glorious ride through the Land Of Magnificent:

deliriously crazy busy hours of knotting and unknotting tales,
hectic mania of tumbling activity,
explosive excitement of pushing pencils leaving their pirouette shavings and seed-sprouting poems behind.

They’ve been weeks of snipping scissors shearing
blind, blank pages into
rhythmic dots and jots of
colour and creation.

They’ve been …

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SPINE Festival Artist in Residence – Rachel Sambrooks: Adventures in Hounslow

With SPINE Festival getting off to a great start, we caught up with SPINE Festival Artist in Residence, Rachel Sambrooks, at Hounslow Central Library to hear all about it!

Adventures in Hounslow…

Hounslow Library is integrated into the bustle of modern life. It’s at the top of the Treaty Shopping Centre, it’s busy and filled with families at the weekend, often stopping off during their shopping trip. It’s heartening to see how many people have embraced the workshops and Word Quest. We left some activities up and there …

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SPINE Artist in Residence Andy D'Cruz: The Journey Begins...

SPINE Artist in Residence Andy D’Cruz: The Journey Begins…

SPINE Festival Artist in Residence for Sutton, Andy D’Cruz, tells us about the exciting ‘Home is…’ project he’s been kick-starting at Circle Library.

The Journey Begins…

It’s the first day of my SPINE Festival project and I am meeting the team at Circle Library in Sutton, preparing materials and discussing ideas. Whilst I’m waiting, I take some photos of the surrounding houses as a starting point for the project. I begin to look for differences and diversity in the buildings and soon realise that the houses are all pretty …

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SPINE Festival - Introducing Southwark Artist in Residence Gemma Coldicott

SPINE Festival – Introducing Southwark Artist in Residence Gemma Coldicott

Dance artist Gemma Coldicott tells us what she’s been getting up to at Brandon Library as SPINE Festival Artist in Residence for Southwark.

Amplified music and children dancing, in libraries? Not sure these are the most kindred of spirits. So, with slight trepidation I journeyed into Kennington, to Brandon Library, with my mini speaker, and definitely no subwoofers, in toe.

I retrieved my ‘work book’, a solander style box, and prepared it for the session by filling it with items such as scarves and ribbons. Appropriately called ‘What’s

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Introducing the SPINE Festival boroughs of Ealing and Southwark

Introducing the SPINE Festival boroughs of Ealing and Southwark

Ealing and Southwark are two of eleven boroughs getting involved in SPINE Festival. Find out what they have to offer!

Introducing Ealing…

There are 13 public libraries in the Ealing borough offering users a 21st Century experience, with free computers and WiFi. The Central Library is Ealing’s flagship library, providing a modern and welcoming environment to cater for a diverse community of all ages.

The library also features a large study area, a learning centre for adult education classes, and a new performance space, with capacity for a seated audience …

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SPINE Festival – Meet the boroughs of Bexley and Hounslow

Find out about the SPINE Festival boroughs of Bexley and Hounslow

Introducing Bexley…

The borough of Bexley is home to 10 libraries, housing a wide range of resources, and hosting an exciting mix of regular activities for children, young people, and adults.

Central Library, Bexleyheath is the main Library for the borough, with a great variety of books and activities for all ages and meeting rooms available for hire.

Visit Central Library, Bexleyheath on Saturday 7 March for a special SPINE Festival showing of Half Moon Theatre‘s Pop-Up

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SPINE Festival – Meet the boroughs of Waltham Forest & Brent

Continuing our SPINE Festival introductions, we’re excited to bring you the boroughs of Waltham Forest and Brent.

Introducing Waltham Forest…

Waltham Forest Libraries are much more than places where books are stored. Residents and visitors to the 8 libraries can access a huge range of services and a great programme of regular events; from free internet access to open mic nights – Waltham Forest have it covered!

Within the borough, Walthamstow Library, Lea Bridge Library, and North Chingford Library are thrilled to be hosting events as part of …

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SPINE Festival - Introducing Sutton Artist in Residence Andy D'Cruz

SPINE Festival – Introducing Sutton Artist in Residence Andy D’Cruz

Over the coming weeks we’ll be getting to know our five SPINE Artists in Residence.

First up… Andy D’Cruz tells us all about his work as a sound and installation artist, and why he’s excited to be involved in SPINE.

So everyone tells me how far Sutton is from… well, everywhere, I guess. I take a deep breath and check it out on TFL. Doesn’t look too bad actually, but I can’t quite bring myself to believe it. I fly through two tube journeys to the end of each respective …

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SPINE Festival: Libraries Out Loud

SPINE FESTIVAL: LIBRARIES OUT LOUD
Celebrating arts and literature across London libraries

Thursday 5 March – Sunday 15 March 2015

Kicking off on World Book Day, Thursday 5 March, 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.

11 boroughs, 33 …

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