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2010-11-30 | |
02 December Âˇ 18:00 - 19:00
Location Trafalgar Square
London, United Kingdom
The Poetry Society, Paul McGrane
More info New poems to greet the worldâs most famous Christmas tree
The giant spruce tree in Trafalgar Square is celebrated in new poems commissioned by the Poetry Society. Poets and schoolchildren have been following the progress of the Norwegian tree, from the forests outside Oslo, to its arrival at the Lincolnshire port of Immingham, and onward to Trafalgar Square.
The annual gift of this iconic tree, and its message of Peace, is highlighted in poems which will be performed at the official lighting-up ceremony, and wrapped around the tree on large decorative banners.
Wrap up warm and join us in Trafalgar Square to hear the poems for the first time and watch as the lights are switched on. School children will perform 'Green Magi', a poem written by John Agard. The poem draws on lines and images from poems by Westminster, Islington and Kensington & Chelsea primary school children, written in workshops with poets organised by the Poetry Society.
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