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Your Living History Poem Activity

Bring history alive with words and pictures by taking part in our 'Your Living History Poem' activity to celebrate National Poetry Day.

Write a poem inspired by any object in Andover Museum's collection.

  • Any age can write a poem, inspired by any object in our collection
  • You could write a ballad, sonnet, free verse, limerick, the form is up to you. All we ask is that it's printed in at least 14pt and fits on one side of A4 paper.
  • If you'd prefer to draw, then draw a cartoon (maximum four frames), or combine it with a poem. The same rules apply as the poem as above.
  • How to enter: Please collect an entry form from Andover Museum from 18 June, at 6 Church Close, Andover SP10 1DP and return to us via email or in person by Wednesday 28 August, 2019.

Your poem or cartoon will be displayed within the rooms of the museum!

This poetry activity is organised by Andover company Kereru Media company logoKereru Media and Communications and Hampshire Cultural Trust


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Andover Museum

Address: Andover Museum and Museum of the Iron Age, 6 Church Close, Andover SP10 1DP
Telephone: 01264 366283

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