For ages 8-11+

Join comic poet John Hegley for a lively performance of the poems that have made him so beloved of children and teachers alike, as he reads from his collections I Am A Poetato and My Dog is a Carrot.

Powered by the internet and many cups of tea, John will then sit down for a chat about everything, his life, his poetry, his music, his glasses….we’ll just have to see where it goes!

Funded by Bradford Opportunity Area, events explore everything from constructing beatbox rhymes to space inspired verse as poets from Bradford and beyond share their top tips for creating captivating poems. Content is suitable for students across KS1 and KS2.

For each or our themed days children can take part in an exciting competition tailored to their Key Stage/ age. For more information, view our competition packs linked below:

Primary Poetry Day Competition Pack

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About The Poet

John Hegley

John Hegley has performed his words, sung and spoken, in just about every live setting you can imagine: from schools to prisons, the British Library to Glastonbury Festival. John has produced ten books of poetry, two CDs and one mug. He is noted for his writing about such exciting topics as dog hair, potatoes and handkerchiefs. He is an occasional DJ, dancer and workshop leader using drawing, poetry, music and movement.