BYO Poetry Picnic

Staff Reporter (28 May, 2021)

Words to help children unlock their poetry powers

44925Simon Mole & Gecko

POETRY PICNIC is a snack heavy celebration of music and poetry.

With fun and quite silly games, poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko build kids’ confidence and skill with words to help them unlock their poetry powers.

This outdoor event is ideal for children aged 6yrs+. Audience members will be supported to pen a poem from their picnic blanket and hear some Beatles-meets-the-Beastie-Boys style bangers from Simon Mole & Gecko.

The audience will also have the chance to share the stage and perform their poems with the show’s professional performers for the grand finale.

Children and families can get creative before the event using a free DIY Picnic Activity Pack designed by illustrator and artist Anna Bruder from A Line Arts.

This pack includes fun tips on setting up your picnic blanket, conjuring up a hand-drawn selection of delicious snacks and making your own microphone to deliver your poem with style!

Please note, this is a Bring Your Own Biscuits event.

Simon Mole, a National Poetry Day Ambassador who has shared stages with John Cooper-Clarke, Kae Tempest and Simon Armitage, said: “For me poetry is about looking closely at the world around you, thinking carefully and creatively about it, then shaping those ideas and opinions into something you can share with others.

“These ‘poetry skills’ are part of a mindset that you carry with you beyond the brief moments of actually putting pen to paper.

“Poetry Picnic is about having fun and empowering young people to make their world a better place, one poem at a time!”

Participants will be emailed a link to download the free DIY Picnic Activity Pack and should bring their own picnic drinks and nibbles and a brolly just in case!
Blankets will be provided for your bubble.
The Albany is constantly monitoring the government’s COVID-19 guidelines. Should the situation regarding social distancing change prior to this event, bookers will be notified.

Running Time: 75 minutes approx. For ages: 6+

 The Albany, Douglas Way, London SE8 4AG. Time: Sunday 20 June 2021 at 2pm.  Tickets: Big Bubble (2 adults and up to 3 children) £28; Little Bubble (1 adults and up to 2 children) £17

Box Office: / 020 8692 4446 




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