On Saturday 23rd Carter Jonas and Method Creative worked together to create a lovely event at Hodson's Folly in Newnham. There was yoga for families, storytelling by Arianna who was dressed as Bellatrix Potter, poetry from us (Allographic Poets) and lots of yummy food from Steak & Honour and Jack's Gelato. There was even a visit from Peter Rabbit! The event was created to raise awareness for the ongoing restoration project which you can find more about here.
I spent the day working with fellow poets Fay Roberts, Emma Ormond, J.S Watts and Stewart Carswell writing bespoke poems for visitors at the Poetry To Go Stall. The organisers had kindly provided us with a marquee to have some shelter from the sun. Some of the poems we were commissioned to write were about Peter Rabbit, unicorn princesses, cannibalistic fruit and yellow sparkly butterflies.
Later in the afternoon, we performed for the families at Hodson's Folly which is a beautiful spot next to the river. Carter Jonas commissioned us to write a poem based on a list of words that were collected at the Cambridge Literary festival earlier this year. We each performed our commissioned poems and one of our own.