Simon Armitage Visits Colyton
March 2022

On Saturday 26th March 2022, the Friends of Colyton Library were delighted to welcome Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate, to Colyton as one of only 8 participants in the C-D leg of a 10-year alphabetical tour of British libraries.

 

Joining Simon in our library were 3 prize-winning poets from local secondary schools who read their winning entries on the theme of ‘Our Future, Our Planet’. The winner of an art competition on the same theme had his artwork displayed as a backdrop. Simon read a selection of his poetry and seemed quite taken to hear of the rebellious nature of our town!

 

The event was live streamed to St Andrew’s Church onto a large screen. All winning entries in the poetry and art competitions were on display and refreshments were enjoyed by all. The event could also be viewed live online.

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Jane Dauncey (Chair of Friends) welcomes everybody to our very different looking library!

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Poetry and Art Winners (Left to Right) Scarlett Timlett-Sheehan - Ethel Short - Simon Armitage - Faith Boxer - Alex Gibbons

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 Simon Armitage, Poet Laureate, gives his reading

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 All the poetry and art competition entries were on display at St Andrew's Church