Following the publication of our Blind Bit of Difference poetry book, students from Joseph Clarke School were invited to perform at Walthamstow Central Library at a Celebration of Poems and Languages put on by the Waltham Forest Bilingual Group as part of the Borough of Culture events.
A full room heard students read their work, in an event that kicked off the Group’s programme of events designed to make poetry a part of multi-lingual life in the borough. Throughout the year, poems in over 45 languages will be displayed in libraries and parks across the borough. Our resources department has also provided the library service with Braille and large print copies of the poems, as part of this campaign of making poetry accessible to all.
Our poets were exceptionally well received. Writer and project coordinator Dympna McGahern praised the students’ “enormous contribution to the evening… They were the talk of the room. I’ve had nothing but praise for their poems and even more for their performance.”
If you have missed the poems, copies of the Blind Bit of Difference book are still available for sale from the school for a mere £10
Our thanks also to the kind people at Pizza Express who treated the 4 poets, teacher, support assistant and head teacher to a lovely meal before the performance.
You can find out more about the Waltham Forest Bilingual group, including their drop in workgroups for families at https://wfbilingual.org.uk