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Spine Festival 2018

SPINE Festival 2018 celebrates arts and literature across London libraries with FREE, fun activities and events for children, families and young people. There will be poetry slams, artist workshops and theatre shows.
‚ÄčThere’s something for everyone to get involved in and enjoy!

Special Story Time [Under 5s]
Tuesday 20 February, 10:30 - 11:15am
Come and explore the magic of poetry, from storytelling to sensory play. Poet Shagufta K and Composer Ben Heim will take you on a journy to explore your senses and make stories and rhymes come to life.
Idea Store Whitechapel

HomeGrown: The Writing Workshop [Ages 13 - 18]
Monday 5 March, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Key to a  Spoken Word piece is the creative writing. Shagufta K will show each of our performers how to hone their pen-game to a level worthy of music video production. Cadence, diction and rhythm will be her focus, allowing you to develop your lyrices to the full.
Idea Store Whitechapel

HomeGrown: The Performance Rehearsal [Ages 13 - 18]
Tuesday 6 March, 4:00 - 5:00pm
Composer and Audi-Visual artist Ben Heim will use his digital and musical skills to guide performers into choosing their wild but slick vidoe stylings in preperation for live recording. Lights, camera, green screen, bespoke instrumentals and ACTION!
Idea Store Whitechapel

HomeGrown: Video Slam [Ages 13 - 18]
Thursday 8 March, 4:00 - 6:00pm
It's the evening to be judged X-Factor style! Our participants take to the stage with Ben Heim to create a live music video edit and have them judged by our panel. Who will be crowned our SPINE festival Video Artist 2018?
Idea Store Whitechapel

Family Special [All ages]
Saturday 10 March, 2:15 - 4:00pm
Bring your sister, wake your brother, pester your mum and dad! Come along to celebrate Family in poetry. Using the magic of words to explore "Displacement and Belonging" as part of our SPINE festival you will use sound and visual media to bring your poetry to a digital platform.
Idea Store Whitechapel