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  • 4 in 10

    On 18 February 2011 at Starr Auditorium, Tate Modern, Bankside, London SE1 9TG

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 2011 in Southwark

  • A New Dawn

    On 15 April 2013 at Southwark Cathedral Refectory

    Southwark Cathedral hosts exhibition A New Dawn to promote mental well-being.

  • A Night with Tobi (Mentor, Motivational Speaker, Icon in Community)

    On 27 June 2013 at V360 Centre, Fourth floor, 70 Lancaster House, Newington Causeway, SE1 6DF

    A Youth Dinner with a Mentor and Motivational Speaker, giving advice and asking any question and advice.

  • A Right Song and Dance

    On 27 April 2013 at Kingswood House, Dulwich, SE21 8QN

    A glorious afternoon of tea, cake, dancing and musical comedy with 'the people's pensioner'.

  • Appetite Festival

    On 19 July 2013 at Across Nunhead

    A food, drink and art festival taking place across Nunhead.

  • Artist Talk

    On 19 June 2013 at Peckham Space, 89 Peckham High Street, London, SE15 5RS

    Artist Talk with Sarah Cole, Dean Kenning, Louise Doherty, Danny McNally and Emily Druiff.

  • Bardic walk: Bermondsey

    On 21 June 2017 at Blue Anchor Library, Market Place, Southwark Park Road, SE16 3UQ

    Join Wes White, Elder Bard of Glastonbury for a poetical journey around Bermondsey.

  • Bardic walk: Rotherhithe

    On 6 June 2017 at Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR

    Join Wes White, Elder Bard of Glastonbury, for a poetical journey around Rotherhithe!

  • Belleville Waterloo

    On 25 February 2011 at The Horse Pub, London SE1 7RW

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 2011 in Southwark

  • Ben Okri

    On 12 June 2017 at Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR

    Ben Okri’s many books include The Famished Road, which won the Booker Prize in 1991. He has published ten novels, three books of short stories, two collections of essays, and three volumes of poems.

  • Biologists in Search of Material: the Peckham Experiment and Public Health in Southwark

    On 5 May 2017 at Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JR

    The First Friday Club welcomes archivist Dr Patricia Dark, who will tell us all about the history of 'The Peckham Experiment'.

  • Black dog night

    On 8 May 2013 at Vibe Gallery, The Biscuit Gallery, 100 Clements Road, Bermondsey, London, SE16 4DG

    A touching, inspiring and funny evening showcasing acts, anecdotes and creative talents. The performances will include comedy, spoken word, storytelling, classical music, art and film installations.

  • Board games night

    On 18 May 2017 at Nunhead Library, Gordon Road, SE15 3RW

    A night of fun and games for young people aged 13 to 17

  • Bookshop visit

    On 27 July 2017 at Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB

    Every year we visit a bookshop and give young people the opportunity to tell us what books to buy for the library service.

  • Central London Outdoor Group New Members Evening

    On 29 October 2014 at Canada Water station

    Central London Outdoor Group New Members Evening will be a combination of an evening walk and pub social aimed especially at new members who enjoy walking, cycling and social events.

  • CHI KUNG/TAI CHI in WEST SQUARE SE11 4SP

    On 4 August 2014 at WEST SQUARE SE11 4SP

    CHI KUNG/TAI CHI in WEST SQUARE SE11 4SP cost: £6

  • Chill Pill

    On 15 June 2017 at Canada Water Culture Space, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR

    Join the Chill Pill collective and a special poetry and music festival-inspired line up for a summertime dose of everyone's favourite spoken word night.

  • Chris McCabe: mapping the lost poets of Nunhead Cemetery

    On 29 June 2017 at The Chapel, Nunhead Cemetery, Linden Grove, SE15 3LP

    Join literary investigator Chris McCabe as he journeys through the poetic history of South-East London.

  • CoolTan Arts Mad Hatter's Tea Party

    On 14 June 2013 at CoolTan Arts, Third Floor, 224-236 Walworth Road, London, SE17 1JE

    Join arts and mental health charity CoolTan Arts for a fun-filled afternoon at our annual Mad Hatters' Tea Party.

  • CoolWalks Nunhead Walk

    On 30 August 2013 at Nunhead Library, Gordon Road, SE15 3RW.

    Myths and legends walk.

  • Create

    On 2 June 2014 at Thomas Calton Centre, Alpha Street, Peckham, London SE15 4NX

    A free exhibition showcasing the work of Southwark adult learners

  • Creative writing for young people

    On 22 June 2017 at Nunhead Library, Gordon Road, SE15 3RW

    Writing can be difficult, so here is an opportunity to learn writing tips from an expert.

  • Dr Bike and cycle marking

    On 18 June 2012 at Various

    Come along to the Bike and cycle marking event.

  • Drake Fun Day

    On 5 July 2013 at Golden Hinde, Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, London, SE1 9DG

    Just who was Sir Francis Drake? Relive the life of this famous Tudor explorer through informative stories and fantastic games...and did Drake take all his treasure off the ship?

  • Dulwich Festival 2013

    On 15 April 2013 at Various

    Dulwich Festival is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year with a wide range of exciting events including music, theatre, film, dance, workshops, walks, talks, a picnic and gala evenings.

  • Dybbuk: Momus as David Bowie

    On 1 June 2017 at Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR

    A dybbuk is a capturer of spirits, a stealer of souls. Momus – a Scottish singer-songwriter who lives in Osaka – had his soul stolen at the age of 12 by David Bowie.

  • Elephant & Castle exchanging places

    On 31 July 2015 at Elephant & Castle, Southwark, London, SE1 6SQ

    Southwark Road Safety officers are working in partnership with the police and Lend lease, to provide a cycle awareness event.

  • Exchanging Places Cycling Event

    On 20 August 2015 at Decathlon Car Park, Canada Water, SE16 2XU

    Catching the early bird cyclist has now been made much easier with a free tempting goodies giveaway such as water bottles, bike lights and slap straps.

  • Family Day

    On 26 July 2013 at Nunhead Library, Gordon Road, SE15 3RW

    Bring your children to Nunhead Library and take part in Art and Craft session or just do your own thing – maybe have a game of chess or read some stories together.

  • First Friday Club: The history of Surrey Docks Farm

    On 2 May 2017 at Peckham Library, 122 Peckham Hill Street, SE15 5JR

    Surrey Docks Farm: Rediscovering the dramatic history of the Farm's Thames-side site.

  • Free Film Festival

    On 30 August 2013 at Burgess Park - Wells Way (behind the boxing club), London SE5 0RJ

    Free Film Festival at Burgess Park on 30th and 31st August 2013.

  • Glee Club UK

    On 7 March 2011 at London Business School, Lancaster House, 70 Newington Causeway SE1 6DF

    Do you love to sing and dance? The joing Glee Club UK is a network of community-based, adult choirs full of people who love to sing.

  • Greatest Hits: Laura Barnett and Kathryn Williams

    On 26 June 2017 at Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR

    Author of the bestselling The Versions of Us, Laura Barnett talks about her new novel Greatest Hits, the story of a former 70s rock star.

  • Grove Vale Library Celebrates National Storytelling Week

    On 30 January 2016 at Grove Vale Library, 25 Grove Vale, SE22 8EQ

    Great Stories to celebrate National Storytelling Week.

  • Guided Tour

    On 11 July 2013 at Golden Hinde, Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, London, SE1 9DG

    Let our costumed educators bring the Golden Hinde an its history to life.

  • Introduction to Enterprise workshop

    On 5 December 2012 at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JA

    Do you have a great business idea? If so, join us for a free, half-day workshop, to explore whether self-employment or starting a business is the best option for you.

  • Julia Donaldson day

    On 24 June 2017 at All Southwark libraries throughout the day

    Julia Donaldson’s wonderful picture books feature some of the catchiest rhymes and songs in children’s literature.

  • Kingswood House open house weekend

    On 21 September 2013 at Kingswood House, Seeley Drive, London, SE21 8QN

    Step back in time at Kingswood House.

  • Launch of Insight Southwark

    On 9 June 2011 at O-Central, Units 15 and 16, 83 Crampton Street, London SE17 3BT

    Celebrate the launch of Insight Southwark, a new innovative way of working to meet the needs of all young people and their families affected by substance misuse.

  • Les Diaboliques (1955)

    On 1 November 2012 at Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8EW

    The Bigger Picture is a new film club in Dulwich. We shall be showing Les Diaboliques.

  • LGBT framed

    On 10 February 2011 at Locations across Southwark

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 2011 in Southwark

  • Livesey Building open day

    On 30 January 2013 at 682 Old Kent Rd, London, Greater London SE15 1JF

    Come along and meet members of Treasure House, the new managers of the Livesey Building, at an open day on 30 January 2013.

  • London Transition Fair

    On 25 September 2013 at RMR Barracks Wandsworth

    Southwark supporting armed forces leavers and their families

  • Mad Science Shows!

    On 29 May 2013 at Surrey Quays Shopping Centre, Redriff Road, London, SE16 7LL

    The Mad Scientists will be at Surrey Quays on Thursday 30th May with their mind boggling live experiments, fun stations and their Secret Slime Concoction Hunt!

  • Make a sock muppet

    On 17 June 2014 at Canada Water Library

    Be creative with arts and crafts this Adult Learners' Week.

  • Maths Challenge!

    On 28 November 2015 at Camberwell Library, 48 Camberwell Green, London, SE5 7AL

    This is a fun way to learn maths and build on your maths skills.

  • Money Savvy Southwark

    On 19 June 2013 at Brandon TRA Hall, Andrews Walk, London SE17 3JQ.

    Advice and Information event for those worried about benefit changes.

  • Mudlarking and Making

    On 20 April 2013 at Meet by the Angel Pub, ‪101 Bermondsey Wall E, Rotherhithe, SE16 4NB‬

    A beachcombing session on the shore of the Thames.

  • Munch street food at The Scoop, More London

    On 24 May 2013 at The Scoop at More London, SE1 2DB

    Ten renowned street food traders at one great event. There will be food, drink, music and more.

  • Munch street food festival

    On 20 April 2013 at Potters Field Park, London, SE1 2AA

    Munch Street Food presents a new, unique and exciting event to coincide with the London Marathon.

  • Museum on the Move: Dance

    On 9 May 2017 at Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR

    Bringing the stories and histories of Southwark’s Cuming Museum to you.

  • Mystery Object Group

    On 23 May 2017 at Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR

    Find inspiration in a mystery object from Southwark's heritage collections and archives.

  • New pottery course

    On 27 September 2012 at Southwark Adult Learning Service, Choumert Road, off Rye Lane, Peckham, London, SE15 4NX

    A new 10 week pottery course on Fridays.

  • Newington Library poetry group

    On 6 June 2017 at Newington Temporary Library, 2nd Floor Elephant Artworks, Elephant Road, SE17 1LB

    Join our regular poetry group, meeting the first Tuesday of every month.

  • Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl

    On 9 November 2012 at Theatre Peckham

    A special opportunity to see a preview performance of Theatre Peckham’s Christmas show Newspaper Boy and Origami Girl. A great chance for teachers and Press to get a sneak preview.

  • Open Evening at St John's Sculpture gardens

    On 2 June 2013 at St John’s Church, 73 Waterloo Road, London SE1 8UD

    Self Seeding Aliens at St John's Sculpture Gardens ...

  • Open Mic Night

    On 23 March 2017 at Nunhead Library, Gordon Road, SE15 3RW

    Say it, Rap it, Share it

  • Other People's Shoes:Thoughts on Acting with Dame Harriet Walter

    On 26 June 2013 at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, Homestall Road, London, SE22 0NR

    Renowned actress Dame Harriet Walter will talk about her life and career, as part of this year's East Dulwich Literary Festival.

  • Out in South London

    On 21 February 2011 at Southwark Playhouse, Shipwright Yard, London SE1 2TF

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 2011 in Southwark

  • Partnering with pride

    On 30 May 2013 at The City of London Academy, 240 Lynton Road, Peckham, SE1 5LA

    Southwark partners A and E Elkins, Keepmoat and Saltash will be hosting a fundraising event to raise money for The Peckham pride basketball team.

  • Peckham Peace Festival

    On 16 August 2013 at Peckham Square and Peckham Space

    A festival of music, art, storytelling, theatre and food celebrating the anniversary of the launch of the Peckham Peace Wall.

  • Pirate fun day

    On 21 June 2013 at Golden Hinde, Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, London, SE1 9DG

    Your little pirates will join our crew and during this fun-filled event they will raise the anchor and fire the cannons before trying to find the hidden treasure somewhere aboard the ship.

  • Poetry open mic night

    On 20 June 2017 at The Trunk, Unit 2, The Artworks Elephant, Elephant Road, SE17 1AY

    A friendly and informal evening of spoken poetry at The Trunk in The Artworks Elephant.

  • Polly Paulusma

    On 21 June 2017 at Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB

    One moment in 2003, Polly was happily putting the finishing touches to her shed-recorded debut Scissors in my Pocket, and the next, she was signed up to Bjork's label One Little Indian.

  • Prevent it, report it!

    On 29 June 2011 at 160 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2QH

    A free half day conference to help continue build a network of individuals and communities working together to tackle hate crime

  • Proud of Southwark: the writing's on the wall

    On 3 December 2011 at Walworth Academy, Shorncliffe Road, London SE1 5UJ

    Come along and celebrate your community with free workshops, competitions and activities for all ages.

  • Queer Old Southwark

    On 19 February 2011 at Starts Maudsley Hospital and ends at Cross Bones Cemetery.

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 2011 in Southwark

  • Raising Arizona

    On 15 November 2012 at Upstairs at East Dulwich Tavern, 1 Lordship Lane, London, SE22 8EW

    The Bigger Picture is a new film club in Dulwich. We shall be showing Raising Arizona.

  • RemArc

    On 17 May 2017 at Canada Water Library, 21 Surrey Quays Road, SE16 7AR

    RemArc, or Reminiscence Archive, is a new website designed to help trigger memories in people with dementia using BBC Archive material.

  • RemArc

    On 19 May 2017 at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, SE1 1JA

    RemArc, or Reminiscence Archive, is a new website designed to help trigger memories in people with dementia using BBC Archive material.

  • Revolting Rhymes day

    On 3 June 2017 at All Southwark libraries at various times

    In our annual celebration of Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes, you’ll get a chance to create and illustrate your own hilarious verse.

  • Richard Watkins: It’s hard to be a human

    On 7 June 2017 at Camberwell Library, 48 Camberwell Green, SE5 7AL

    Richard Watkins is a Camberwell based poet whose recent collection It's Hard To Be A Human takes on big ideas of what it means to be human.

  • Rosie’s Pop Diary

    On 17 February 2011 at Woolfson and Tay Bookshop, 12 Bermondsey Square, London, SE1 3UN

    Celebrating LGBT History Month 2011 in Southwark

  • Saturday Talk: Being Too Busy

    On 20 September 2013 at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove, London, SE1 3TD

    Free talk on Saturday 21 September from 11.30am – 12.45pm.

  • Saturday Talk: Embracing Change and Uncertainty

    On 14 June 2013 at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove, London, SE1 3TD

    Free talk on Saturday 15 June from 11.30am to 12.45pm.

  • Saturday talk: freedom from worry

    On 17 May 2013 at Bermondsey Village Hall, Kirby Grove, London, SE1 3TD

    Free talk on freedom from worry.

  • Shakespeare in Company with Dr. Bart van Es

    On 27 June 2013 at Harris Girls' Academy East Dulwich, Homestall Road, London, SE22 0NR

    University of Oxford academic Dr. Bart van Es speaks on his new book 'Shakespeare in Company'.

  • Simon Armitage

    On 16 June 2017 at Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB

    Simon Armitage is an acclaimed poet, playwright, novelist, lyricist and broadcaster, who also writes extensively for television, Radio and theatre.

  • Six go solo

    On 22 June 2017 at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, SE1 1JA

    Six talented singer/songwriters will be performing solo sets at John Harvard Library, with a coffee shop and bar provided by Mousetail Coffee Stories.

  • Specialist Business Planning workshop

    On 7 December 2012 at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JA

    Do you live in Southwark? Are you in the process of starting a business? Do you need to write a compelling business plan?

  • Specialist business planning workshop

    On 30 October 2012 at John Harvard Library, 211 Borough High Street, London, SE1 1JA

    Do you live in Southwark? Are you in the process of starting a business? Do you need to write a compelling business plan?

  • The Art of Being Brilliant

    On 10 October 2014 at William Booth College/ Tate Modern

    By popular request, The Mayor of Southwark hosts four more half-day workshops with best-selling author and motivational speaker Andy Cope

  • The Art of Being Brilliant

    On 15 December 2014 at William Booth College/ Tate Modern

    By popular request, The Mayor of Southwark hosts four more half-day workshops with best-selling author and motivational speaker Andy Cope.

  • The Curious Exchange

    On 9 May 2013 at Dulwich Leisure Centre (original entrance), East Dulwich Road, SE22

    The Curious Exchange is a participatory exhibition of over 150 objects made by the local people of Southwark plus invited artists.

  • Thick Richard @ Rye Wax

    On 27 June 2017 at Rye Wax, CLF Art Café Basement, 122 Rye Lane, SE15 4ST

    Thick Richard is an edgy street poet from the North-West. He likes a little bad language as well as verse, jet-black humour and wordplay.

  • Trash to Treasure

    On 19 April 2013 at Francis Peek Centre, Dulwich Park, College Road, Dulwich SE21

    Unique workshop suitable for all ages. Join artists Fran Burden and Jane Millar to transform old crockery into personalised works of art.

  • Tree Tales

    On 12 April 2013 at Dulwich Park

    The Easter holidays are not over until you've explored the mystical trees and tales of Dulwich Park.

  • Tribe

    On 7 May 2013 at Peckham Space, 89 Peckham High Street, London, SE15 5RS

    The exhibition invites the audience to encounter a gallery of evocative possibility with freshly laid grass, melodic sounds and curious behaviours on display.

  • Tudor Fun Day

    On 24 July 2013 at Golden Hinde, Pickfords Wharf, Clink Street, London, SE1 9DG

    Step back in time and learn the history of the House of Tudor in a unique way that children will love!

  • UrbanLab Films: "Defensible space and system-building revisited" about the Aylesbury Estate

    On 17 January 2013 at Pembroke House, 80 Tatum Street, London, SE17 1QR

    The first UrbanLab Films event of 2013 is entitled "Defensible space & system-building revisited". We will be showing the film “The Writing on the Wall”, a rare documentary about the Aylesbury Estate.

  • Youth Reading and Writing Group

    On 8 October 2016 at Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane, SE22 8NB

    Join for great reading recommendations and improved writing skills.

  • “Virtuosos” film screenings

    On 5 June 2017 at Dulwich Library, 368 Lordship Lane SE22 8NB

    The Dulwich Library Film Club will be screening feature films with the theme of musical “virtuosos” every Monday afternoon in June.

 

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