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Come together. Write Now!


A brand new event, the POETRY PICNIC!

A snack heavy celebration of music and poetry, with poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko. We’ll play fun (and quite silly) games to get to know each other and build your confidence and skill with words, 

then help you pen a poem with the power to send your picnic blanket skywards.

And we'll play some Beatles meets the Beastie Boys style bangers of our own.


Please note, this event is Bring Your Own Biscuits.



Created & Performed by Simon Mole, Gecko & Peader Kirk

Activity Pack Design & Illustration by Anna Bruder

Publicity & PR by Alison Duguid

Graphic Design by Nick Thompson

Produced by Rua Arts

Funded by Arts Council England

Supported by the Albany, and Apples and Snakes

Poetry Picnic was developed during the Covid 19 pandemic and the series of lockdowns that took place in 2020. Supported by the Albany it was piloted online and between November 2020 and March 2022 there was a total of 22 Poetry Picnic events that took place at 14 venues reaching over 900 audience. Events took place online and then live in person and happened indoors, outdoors, at theatres, arts centres and libraries.

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