Poetry to bring the gift of hope to Trafalgar Square tree

Since 2009, The Poetry Society has run a poetry project called Look North More Often, commissioning a new poem every year to celebrate the friendship between Oslo and London, symbolised by the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree. This year Clare Pollard has written a poem called ‘The Gift’ inspired by the theme of hope which will adorn the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree through the festive season.

Her poem was written inspired by the images and ideas of London primary school children, who received free poetry workshops from Cheryl Moskowitz, Coral Rumble and Clare herself, organised by The Poetry Society in October and November.

To be the first to hear Clare’s new poem, join us in the heart of London at the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree lighting up ceremony from 6pm on Thursday 5 December. Her poem will be brought to life by three Year 6 pupils from St Peter’s Church of England Primary School after the lights get switched on. Find out more here.

This year’s Look North More Often project has been supported by Shaftesbury PLC. Find out more about Look North More Often, and read previous years’ festive poems here.

26 November 2019