SPINE FESTIVAL IN SOUTHWARK CHILDREN’S LIBRARIES – AND ELSEWHERE / PENGE ATTACK ON CRIMEWATCH / NOT FROM LAMBETH COUNCIL…
SPINE FESTIVAL IN SOUTHWARK CHILDREN’S LIBRARIES – AND ELSEWHERE
Young readers and writers from across the borough can enjoy some special, free literary activities at Southwark Libraries in March as part of this year’s SPINE festival.
The festival runs from Thursday 5 March until Sunday 15 March and highlights will include a Pop-Up Flash event and a dance experience for children to bring stories to life.
Cllr Dora Dixon-Fyle, Southwark’s cabinet member for adult care, arts and culture said, “SPINE festival is a great initiative to help our children become more engaged in their local libraries and literature.
“We want to continue to encourage their participation with free fun events and a range of activities and opportunities in our libraries to ensure our young residents can have the best start in life.”
Dulwich Library will host a very special Pop-Up Flash event on Saturday 14 March, from 10.30am to 12pm, where young visitors aged five and over can enter the fascinating world of pop-up books and poetry. You will find pop-up books of every imaginable shape and size as you journey through funny and heart-warming adventures of families and growing up. Please note that the show is 50 minutes long with no interval.
Experienced dance teacher Gemma Coldicott will be Southwark’s SPINE Artist in Residence, helping to bring stories to life through dance. She will lead a dance workshop with local children aged 7 to 10 at Brandon Library, SE17, on Saturday 14 March 2015 between 11am to 12pm and 1.30pm to 3pm.
“The residency has got off to a great start and I have already had the chance to work with a class from the John Ruskin Primary School who use the library.” said Gemma, “They are super enthusiastic and raring to go with this project.”
Gemma will also document the experience with a Solander Box and children will be encouraged to bring items over the coming weeks to put in the compartments. The box will be kept in the library after the dance performance as a memento of the event.
LIBRARIES in Bromley, Croydon and Lewisham are also particitipating – please go to: www.applesandsnakes.org
For more information on Southwark libraries please visit www.southwark.gov.uk/libraries or follow on twitter @SouthwarkLibs
(Source: Southwark council press release)
PENGE ATTACK ON CRIMEWATCH
AN ATTACK on a Penge bus driver has featured on BBC TV’s Crimewatch.
The incident took place on Monday, 30 June 2014 at 5pm approx 5pm.
A man was crossing Penge High Street in south London with a small child.
They only just made it onto the pavement in time, narrowly missing a passing bus.
The man ran after the bus driver, and as the bus stopped at traffic lights he leaned in through the open window and cut the driver with a knife.
He then calmly walked away back to the child. The driver was left in shock and with a cut over his right eye. (Info: BBC Crimewatch)
NOT FROM LAMBETH COUNCIL…
The Safer Neighbourhood team reported that police questioned a man wearing a Lambeth council jacket who wasn’t an employee.
No evidence of impropriety but a reminder not to take things on face value. If there’s a knock at the door, always ask for identification and written proof of reason for visit. (Source: NAG – Norwood Action Group)