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Cracking line up of kids activities in Southwark this Easter

Published on 9 April 2014

Children decorating Easter eggs

Southwark Council has lined up a wide range of eggs-cellent Easter activities for children and young people.

Southwark celebrates Black History Month

Photograph of Malorie Blackman

Published on 24 September 2013

As autumn approaches so does Southwark's Black History Month - a month long programme of local events to celebrate and commemorate the achievements of black men and women.

Southwark teenagers offered range of free fun for summer

Southwark youth bus

Published on 12 August 2013

Boxercise classes and a brand new Mix Bus are among the range of free activities available to young people across Southwark this summer.

Olympic sprinter set to inspire young people at Southwark sports event

Abi Oyepitan

Published on 24 July 2013

One of the UK's finest female sprinters and 2012 Olympic athlete Abi Oyepitan will be the inspiring special guest at the Salmon Community Games in Bermondsey this week.

Free summer taster sessions available for young jobseekers in Southwark

Southwark Council logo

Published on 18 July 2013

Sixteen to eighteen-year-olds in Southwark invited to summer introductory classes to try taster classes, get qualifications, and build their CVs.

Kids' creative writing celebrated at award-winning library

Creative writing

Published on 12 July 2013

Stories, plays and poems by Southwark children were showcased at a special event at Canada Water Library this week.

Southwark Council offers sports and crafts for May Half Term fun

Swimmers and floaters

Published on 16 May 2013

Southwark's libraries and leisure centres are putting on a range of free activities to keep children entertained over the May half term holidays (Monday 27 May to Friday 31 May).

Council call for young event producers


Published on 25 April 2013

Young people in Southwark are being given the opportunity to develop event management skills by taking part in one of the borough’s biggest festivals this summer.

Southwark Council offers eggs-citing line up of Easter events

Children decorating Easter eggs

Published on 26 March 2013

From paper mache and parks to sculptures and sailing, there is plenty going on for children and young people in Southwark over the Easter school holidays (Friday 29 March to Sunday 14 April).

Young Southwark entrepreneurs share unique £50k business bursary from council


Published on 22 March 2013

Nine new businesses have been set up by young Southwark-based entrepreneurs thanks to the council's unique Mind Your Own Business initiative.

Thousands of shoppers visit seasonal Scandinavian Market

Mayor visits Scandinavian Market

Published on 26 November 2012

Thousands of shoppers enjoyed the festive atmosphere at the Scandinavian Christmas Market outside the Finnish and Norwegian Churches in Albion Street, Rotherhithe, this weekend (23 to 25 November).

Children celebrate a summer of reading

Summer reading challenge

Published on 5 November 2012

Thousands of children across Southwark spent the summer with their nose in a book as part of the national Summer Reading challenge.

Fun and healthy half term activities for Southwark young people

Swimmers and floaters

Published on 16 October 2012

Southwark Council has created a varied programme of activities for children and young people during October’s half term school holidays.

Pop up youth centres and youth buses prove a big hit with Southwark's young people

Young people

Published on 7 September 2012

Over the summer, pop up youth centres and youth mini buses have proved a huge hit with the borough's young people.

Southwark goes on road with Youth Buses

Southwark youth bus

Published on 9 August 2012

One year on from the disturbances last August, Southwark Council is taking its youth service on the road this summer with the launch of its specially kitted out Youth Buses.

Southwark launches new-look Youth Service and ‘pop up’ youth centres

Teens with cllr Claire hickson

Published on 23 July 2012

Young people across Southwark will have plenty to keep them busy this summer as the council launches its new-look Youth Service and activities – including two new 'pop up' youth centres.

Mayor joins local artists to launch new gallery space at Unity Cafe

Unity kitchen art

Published on 19 June 2012

Last week the Mayor of Southwark, Cllr Althea Smith, joined the cabinet member for health and adult social care and members of the Camden Society and council officers to launch a new exhibition space.

We want your ideas for a Council backed event in the south of the borough

South of the borough event

Published on 28 February 2012

Residents and local groups are being asked what kind of Council backed community event they would like to see in the south of the borough to celebrate the best of the area and bring people together.

New scheme to teach hundreds of pupils cycle safety


Published on 21 February 2012

Hundreds of children will be given free cycle safety training at school to help boost their confidence before they start to ride on the road, council chiefs announced today.

Southwark youngsters give sport a go

Give it a go 2012

Published on 20 February 2012

Over a hundred young people have had the chance to try out new sports in Burgess Park as part of a London wide campaign called 'Give it a Go 2012'.

Southwark consults with local people over Kingswood House

Published on 6 February 2012

Southwark council chiefs are consulting with local people over the future of Kingswood House to help secure its future as a community facility in the borough.

Southwark appeals for information following theft of Barbara Hepworth statue

The Barbara Hepworth metal statue called Two Forms in Dulwich Park

Published on 21 December 2011

Thieves have stolen an irreplaceable piece of public art by Barbara Hepworth, one of the most highly regarded sculptors of the 20th century.

Easter holiday activities

children painting easter eggs

Published on 12 April 2011

Easter activities and events in Southwark promise fun for the family and children of all ages and interests, with a wide range of activities taking place across the borough.

Shoes old and new unveiled in a new exhibition at the Cuming Museum

Published on 17 December 2010

First Cultural Olympiad event launches at Cuming Museum in Southwark

New look sports hall for borough’s young people

Published on 8 December 2010

As part of the council’s continuing drive to provide young people in the borough with top-notch facilities, this week sees the launch of a new sports hall at the Damilola Taylor Centre (DTC) in Peckham.

Southwark's leaders of tomorrow

Published on 3 November 2010

Young people from Southwark attended an event this week with the Mayor of London, to promote and celebrate education and cultural activities for children from challenging backgrounds.

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