This year’s National Poetry Day theme is ‘Messages’, so come along to the Museum and have some fun creating your own poetic messages. There will be a range of activities and writing exercises to try…and more!
- From 3pm there will be after-school family writing activities, so come along with your kids and have a go at Poetry Lucky Dip, or write a haiku to your dog, or a poem to yourself in the future…there will be plenty of things to try in a relaxed setting, with help on hand should you need it.
If you or your children would like to bring a favourite poem to read and share, or would like to read the poems you have written there will be a chance to do that too!
- After 5pm – pop in on your way home from work or drop by to take part in activities for generating messages of all kinds using various poetical techniques: an ode to your favourite sandwich. A thank you to the postman. A sonnet to a freshwater Sardine, a cut-up poem to the person who carved you up on Tolworth Roundabout yesterday… See what you can come up with and bring friends – there will be collaborative writing activities too.
- From 7.30pm there will be a chance to read the work you have written, come and share favourite poems, or bring your own poems to read.