So Word2016 has come to an end – having delivered a wonderful month of extraordinary events and performances across Islington – involving thousands of local residents of all ages and backgrounds and celebrating a wonderful mix of voices.
Thank you to all the amazing artists and arts organisations that contributed to Word2016 and to all those who took part in projects and events as participants and audiences. Keep an eye on this website and follow us on Twitter @wordislington for opportunities to enjoy words throughout the year!
The Big Friendly Read – the 2016 Summer Reading Challenge – celebrates the 100th birthday of the great storyteller, Roald Dahl. Children aged 4-11 read six books and collect stickers that highlight the themes of Roald Dahl’s famous books, including words, invention, mischief and friendship. And if they finish all six books, they could also win a great prize!
The Challenge runs from 2 July – 18 September. For more information go to http://www.summerreadingchallenge.org.uk
Watch out too for our programme of summer events including some great poetry workshops with the brilliant Paul Lyalls plus two family workshops at the House of Illustration. Look out too for ever-popular Safari Pete’s live animal show plus themed craft events. For more details go to www.islington.gov.uk/libraries
Summer Reading Challenge Champions – Aged 13-19? Why not become a Summer Reading Challenge Champion, helping younger children complete their challenge? For more details go to www.islington.gov.uk/libraries
Summer5Challenge – If you’re 11-16, join the Summer5Challenge. Complete 5 activities involving youth clubs, Sobell Centre, open spaces, local museums and libraries, upload your challenge selfie onto our Instagram page and you could win a major prize. For more details go to www.islington.gov.uk/libraries