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Rhyme and Reason: a festival of poetry and music

There will be events celebrating poetry and song taking place in libraries and galleries across Southwark from 4 to 18 June 2016. Join us for events such as LiTTLe MACHiNe in performance, Kate Miller in conversation with Adam Newey, Ian McMillan and Luke Carver Goss presenting a hilarious night of words, music and improv, Lara Lee with an evening of songs and spoken word, an illustrated talk on Shakespeare's Sonnets, Kathryn Williams performing songs from her mesmerising album Hypoxia, an open mic night at Elephant Artworks and much more. Full details and the complete programme are available on the Southwark website. The majority of events are absolutely free, but please note that some events, whether free or charged, may require advance booking to guarantee your place.

The genius of David Bowie

Delve into the world of one of our most creative icons, with this selection of books, music and film. As part of the Rhyme and Reason festival there will be a lunchtime lecture exploring Bowie's lyric writing technique, including the famous William Burroughs inspired cut-up method.

Poems and rhymes for children

It's never too early to start enjoying songs and verse. Libraries around the borough offer Baby Rhyme Time sessions for children under five and their parents/carers. As part of the Rhyme and Reason festival we will be celebrating Roald Dahl's Revolting Rhymes.