Southwark Festival of Words

Coming soon! The Southwark Festival of Words, a literary festival for all ages across local libraries, is back from 15 to 22 June 2024. This year our theme is Stories From Around the World, a fantastic mix of poets, storytellers, artists and spoken word.

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About Southwark Presents

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Southwark is renowned for its vibrant, world-class performing and visual arts, history and heritage. Our beautiful borough hosts events both big and small, all year round. Southwark Presents is your gateway to the arts and culture available on your doorstep.

Events across the borough

The Southwark Presents listings will show you events, activities and performances taking place across the borough. With music, theatre, festivals, exhibitions, film and dance – there is something for everyone.

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If would like to submit details of your events to the Southwark Presents listings, please complete the online form

From stories to special offers

Southwark Council have partnered with a wide range of cultural organisations, and are offering something really quite special to library card holders. Not only will you enjoy free access to all libraries across the borough - including free eBooks and eAudio, PC and WiFi use, study space and a wide range of books, DVDs, CDs and magazines - you’ll also get great offers and discounts from our cultural partners.

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Join Southwark Libraries today and receive your free Southwark Presents card. If you are already a library member then please speak to a member of staff about exchanging your old card for a Southwark Presents card.

Keep up to date

We produce a regular newsletter, bringing you some highlights from the What’s On diary and the latest special offers.

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Page last updated: 06 February 2023

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