Meet Emily Thomas, judge of the children’s short story category.

EMILY THOMAS is one of our amazing panel of judges kindly volunteering their time to support our charity writing competition. Emily has commissioned and edited fiction and non-fiction for teenagers and adults. She started her career at Andre Deutsch Children’s Books and moved to Scholastic, Kingsfisher, Hodder Children’s Books (Hachette), Bonnier’s children’s books trade list…

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Summer Newsletter 2018

Our Summer Service User Newsletter is available to read now: Summer Newsletter 2018 It’s an exciting edition with news of our Queen’s Award, an invite to our service user birthday party, details of our writing competition and a little plug for all of our new groups. We sure have a lot going on this year!…

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Meet Kevin Higgins, judge of the poetry category

KEVIN HIGGINS is one of our amazing panel of judges kindly volunteering their time to support our charity writing competition. Described as ‘likely the most widely read living poet in Ireland,’ he has published five collections with Salmon Poetry, the West of Ireland’s largest literary publisher. Kevin’s work has been translated into Greek, Spanish, Italian,…

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Link Age Southwark Receives Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service

We are pleased to announce that Link Age Southwark has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.  This award was created by The Queen in 2002 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Queen’s coronation, recognising excellence in voluntary activities carried out by groups in the community. It is the MBE for volunteer groups.…

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Meet Maisie Chan, judge of the children’s short story category.

MAISIE CHAN is one of our amazing panel of judges kindly volunteering their time to support our charity writing competition. Maisie is a Birmingham-born writer of children’s books and short stories now based in Glasgow. She is currently working with the Human Values Foundation, writing inclusive stories for 7-12 year olds. She has taught creative…

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Open Garden – Sunday 1st July

Enjoy entry to two beautiful Dulwich Gardens on Sunday 1st July. The garden at 102 College Road features a pergola, wildlife pond and a range of interesting trees and shrubs while neighbouring 108 College Road includes traditional and colourful herbaceous borders and a Mediterranean garden. Tea and homemade cakes. Plant sale. Entry £5 for entry…

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Remembering Tessa Jowell, Honorary President of Link Age Southwark

It was with great sadness that we heard that Tessa Jowell, our Patron and then President for over 20 years, has died. She showed such characteristic fortitude during her illness and we will miss her greatly. She was firm friends with Ted Salmon, our other Honorary President, and founder of Dulwich Helpline (which later became…

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25th Birthday Writing Competition

For a quarter of a century, Link Age Southwark has been building friendships between older people and volunteers in order to end feelings of loneliness and isolation in their local community. In their 25th birthday year, the charity is launching a creative writing competition to celebrate this milestone. The competition is open to all UK…

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Meet the Judges

We are very grateful to our amazing panel of judges who are so generously volunteering their time. We have a great mix of writers, poets, publishers and book reviewers. The criteria they will be marking entries on include originality, imagery, and reflection of the theme, among other things. We will be interviewing the judges over the coming…

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25th Birthday Gala Dinner

Link Age Southwark is delighted to announce our 25th Birthday Gala, taking place on Thursday 15th November in the stunning surroundings of historic Dulwich College. Please join us for a glorious evening of fine dining and entertainment including a raflle, auction and some wonderful musical performances. We also are thrilled to welcome comedienne Jo Brand…

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