National Poetry Day 2018 is on Thursday 4th October 2018 and the theme this year is ‘Change’.
Expect an explosion of activity nationwide, thousands of amazing events across the UK – in schools, libraries, bookshops and hospitals, on buses, trains and boats – all celebrating poetry’s power to bring people together. Just look at our events listing to see what’s happening near you.
Andover Radio’s Poet Laureate Daniel Hooks (“The Alien Poet”) is asking budding poets from around Andover to take part. “I would love to hear from people who want to get their poems broadcast.
“Poets will be given the chance to submit poems for broadcast on Andover Radio.
“We will broadcast one poem every hour during National Poetry Day”.
Poems should ideally be 40 seconds long when reading out loud and they must have the theme of ‘Change’. Poets are welcome to come to the Andover Radio studios on Andover High Street to record their works.
For further information or to submit a poem please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Author Dan Hooks
From Love Andover Radio
During the school summer holidays, Andover museum held a summer historical writing competition.
It was open to 5 – 15-year-olds. Children were invited to write a fictional piece of creative writing about a character found in the Museum. The historical facts had to be correct using information found in Andover Museum!
50 children signed up for this summer holiday challenge, only 9 children were shortlisted.
6 of those children were invited to Andover museum Saturday, September 14th, 2018, treated to homemade lemonade and biscuits, before finding out the results of the competition.
Andover Town Mayor, Barbara Long and local children’s playwright Cat Randle awarded the prizes to the children.
The overall winner of the competition was Nicola Wheeler.
The judges were gripped by her creation of character and her illustration.
With 3 highly commended awards going to Lilla Stacey, Bradley Ware and Jessica Patterson. Lilla won because of her imaginative drawing, Bradley wrote non-fiction, this was not part of the requirements, however, the judges were taken with his writing style. Jessica’s created excellent lifelike characters and wrote about the Andover Workhouse.A.