Join the Wild World Heroes this Summer
Join Southwark Libraries in the fictional town of Wilderville for this year’s Summer Reading Challenge. We’ll be challenging children to read at least 6 books over the holidays and take part in some wild activities.
Book now for these events in Dulwich Library garden:
For older children and young people, it’s time to get snapping for our Wildlife Photo Competition. Submit your entry by 31 August.
More news from Southwark Libraries
Remember to return or renew from 5 July
Our standard loan periods and charges will return from 5 July 2021. These will apply to any items borrowed from this date. Log in to your account any time to check the due dates for your loans and renew them.
Catch up with the Festival of Words
From bookbinding to storytelling, catch some of this year’s interviews, events and workshops on our YouTube channel.
There’s still time to see illustrator Agustin Coll’s witty architectural charactersat Camberwell Library until 30 June.
And for writers and photographers, submit your work and be part of our creative community:
Poetic Map of Freedom – open call for submissions until 1 September 2021
Southwark Archives – photography and writing competition until 23 July 2021
Try Something New
Head to our What’s On Diary for events and activities for all ages. Here are some highlights for the coming month.
More heritage events
Free family fitness classes
Perfect for families with young children looking for a fun outdoor activity. Book a place now:
Family Yoga in Burgess Park Tuesdays, 11.30am
Family Yoga in Brunswick Park Tuesdays, 10am
Family Zumba in Southwark Park Fridays, 10.45am
A sporty summer to remember with LSBU
London Southbank University Summer Sports Camps are back at Geraldine Mary Harmsworth Sports Centre. From 26 July
More sport events
Immerse yourself in the sounds of Peckham
The Message We Bring at The Palms is an audio based artwork created with an emphasis on community self representation. 3 July to 24 July
Help launch a new free community arts venue
Old Kent Road Arts Club will be celebrating life and culture on OKR with music, food and creative activities for all ages. 3 July, from 12 noon
Design your own museum of anything
Artist Bedwyr Williams invites you to bring your museum model to the Second Jab Architecture Competition at the Lake Gallery Garden, Southwark Park. 10 July, 2pm
See the best graduate art of 2021
From product design to fine art, illustration to fashion – Oxo Tower Wharf’s graduate season is back. Until 31 July
Booking now: Congregation – an outdoor sonic adventure
Let a magical sonic sphere take you on a journey to a secret location in London Bridge and surrounding areas. 11 to 15 August
More art events
A Southwark Presents special offer
The Luna Cinema is kindly offering our Southwark Presents card holders and readers 10% off tickets to its open air shows at Dulwich Park. Use the offer code: SWARKPRE10 when booking online.
Level up those employability skills
HeadStart Action is a 10-week programme for young people aged 15 to 18 in Southwark. 23 June to 25 august
Join Kinetica Bloco’s music and dance summer schools
Book now to join other young people from South London to play music, dance or make costumes:
Junior Summer School: 26 to 30 July at Streatham Wells Primary school
Senior Summer School: 2 to 13 August at the Southbank Centre
More events for young people
New adult learning courses
Looking for a new challenge? Sign up for one of these with Southwark Adult Learning:
Decorative finishes from Wednesday 30 June
Sculptural woodcarving mixed abilities from Monday 28 June
Upholstery tasters 6 July and 13 July
London history walks – Gardens of London from Thursday 29 June
When’s your next event?
Culture and Events Team
PO Box 64529
London, SE1 5LX
Nearest tube – Elephant & Castle underground station (Northern and Bakerloo lines).
Nearest Railway Station – Elephant & Castle
Buses from Elephant and Castle – ask bus driver for Burgess Park. Bus numbers: 12, 171, 148, 176, 68, 484, 42, 40, 45