Events

Poetry Day Live Draw

With Chris Riddell & poets Brian Bilston & Khushi Daryani in partnership with Macmillan Children’s Books.

For National Poetry Day, former Children’s Laureate, Observer political cartoonist, poetry lover, award-winning writer and illustrator, Chris Riddell OBE, will guide you on a visual journey by live-illustrating a selection of his favourite poems from his new poetry anthology, Poems To Save The World With, igniting your inner activist, inspiring you to help the planet and feeding your love of both poetry and drawing.

With special guest appearances and readings from Foyle Young Poet Khushi Daryani and Brian Bilston, whose witty bite-sized verses have won him the accolade of “the poet laureate of Twitter.”

This free event is ideal for Secondary School classrooms but not suitable for young children. It is brought to you by Macmillan Children’s Books and Forward Arts Foundation, the charity behind National Poetry Day. We believe that enjoyment of poetry breeds confidence, builds community and improves communication skills, especially among the young and isolated.

Register via Eventbrite here. If you donate £3 via Eventbrite, we can give more people more opportunities to enjoy good poetry.

Any questions? Email us at info@forwardartsfoundation.org.