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National Poetry Day (UK)

National Poetry Day (UK)

National Poetry Day is a British campaign to promote poetry, including public performances. National Poetry Day was founded in 1994 by William Sieghart. Since its inception, it has engaged millions of people across the country with live events, classroom activities and broadcasts. Prince Charles performed in the 2016 National Poetry Day, reading Seamus Heaney’ The Shipping Forecast. In 2015, National Poetry Day poems were included on Blackpool Illuminations.

 

Activity Ideas:

  • Enjoy our Poet Laureate activity – here
  • Print off and enjoy our Poetry pack – here
  • Watch the Open Age Night Mail poetry lecture and discuss- here
  • Read some famous short poems and discuss – here
  • Bizarre words quiz – here