The Poetry Society’s festive new podcast

Photo: Hayley Madden for The Poetry Society.

Ahead of Christmas, The Poetry Society has released a festive new podcast featuring Sophya, Stella and Poshya from St Peter’s Church of England Primary School performing Clare Pollard’s new Christmas tree poem, ‘The Gift’. Listen here.

This poem was written as part of The Poetry Society’s annual project 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. Written on the theme of hope, Clare Pollard’s ‘The Gift’ was 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. Sophya, Stella and Poshya were three of the children who took part in those workshops. The poem has been printed onto a vibrant banner (designed by Marcus Walters) which will now adorn the Trafalgar Square Christmas tree into the New Year. If you are in London during the festive period, why not stop by the Christmas tree in Trafalgar Square and read the poem?

20 December 2019