Poetry Palace

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Enter the palace full of poetry, a whirlwind of words and imagination. Write a rap with Spoz and try Jas Gardosi’s spoken word quiz. Hear professional poets’ work and artists’ feedback on young poets work from Sandwell.

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Junior festival goers:

Take a look at these great poems by Spoz that have been transformed into a manga style comic books:

  • The House Fly illustrated by artist Purrl Pankras with accompanying noises!

N.B. links to YouTube



Poetry and chat for younger festival goers

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Junior festival goers:

Create a rhyme, riddle or rap. Record yourself performing it.

Older festival goers:

Choose a poem (your own work or an existing one you like) and create a short film including shots of you performing it, and other images linked to the words in the poem.

Older festival goers:

Lemn Sissay spent many years of his childhood in care. He is now a world-renowned poet:

  • Lemn talks about the importance of everyday acts of creativity Here

N.B. links to YouTube


Jas Gardosi

For older festival goers

1. Intro

2. Poem - The Battle of the Junior Library

3. Spoken Word Quiz

4. Female Fight Club


Young Poets

5 young poets from Sandwell - Sharday, Manny, Samanta, Finn and Holly - sent us their poems based on the theme of ‘Lockdown’. So we asked 3 experts to read their poems and give feedback.


Hear them read by Therese Collins - Actress/Scriptwriter, Matt Windle- Poet/Former Poet Laureate, and Tonia Campbell-Daley- Actor/Producer/Agent and see what they thought about the poems.


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Please make sure you stay physically safe when doing any of the activities, and check with an adult before starting, as Artslink can't accept liability for any damage to yourself or property!