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SEED SAVING WORKSHOP

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Sustainable Ledbury will be joining us once again on Sunday 22nd August from 3-5PM for a hands-on seed saving workshop. This workshop is for everyone of any age, whether you have a large vegetable patch or a single window box. Learn to re-sow what you grown and continue the cycle! No need to book - just show up. 

KIDS' POETRY FAYRE

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During Ledbury Poetry Festival , we will be collaborating with Sustainable Ledbury to host the Kids' Poetry Fayre - an afternoon brimming with activities designed to engage young minds with the natural world and the written word.  The event is free for all to join, and will be running from 2-5PM, Saturday 2nd July! Activities include : - Wildlife music workshop with renowned local composer Liz Dilnot-Johnson - Hapa zome flower bunting workshop with Sustainable Ledbury - Poe-tree workshop with Nic Sims, Pot & Page - Poetry feather workshop with Caroline Green, Take4 Gallery - Seed Planting workshop with Sustainable Ledbury During the afternoon, our fantastic panel of judges - Sara Jane-Arbury, Sarah Hilary and Charlie Eden will also be announcing the winners of the Looking After Our World   children's poetry competition.  See you there! 

THE TALE OF THE BIRD AND THE TREE

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What does wildlife mean to you?  The Tale of the Bird and the Tree is a participatory art project seeking to answer this question for the people of Ledbury and those who visit our historic streets over the course of Ledbury Poetry Festival . This public art project hopes to bring us together as a community and encourage us to better connect with the natural world around us. We will be donating profits from this project to Sustainable Ledbury - a local group dedicated to preserving the natural world around us, with the intent that this project can both engage us with nature and provide practical support to help minimise our impact on our surroundings.   So how does it work?   Two art installations are in creation to spark this conversation - The Bird (by Caroline Green) at Take4 Gallery and The Tree  (by Nic Sims) at Pot & Page . These pieces will be available to view and contribute to throughout the festival. Add your own voice to the project by contributing feathers to th

LOOKING AFTER OUR WORLD - Poetry Competition to celebrate Ledbury Poetry Festival

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To celebrate Ledbury Poetry Festival 2022, Pot & Page is teaming up with Sustainable Ledbury to spark young imaginations with our under 18s poetry competition - Looking After Our World !  The competition is open to anyone between the ages of 4-18, with each age group pooled into school year groups, and a winning entry and runner up chosen from each.   The closing date is Friday 10th June, and the prize giving will take place at the  Kids’ Poetry Fayre  in the Pot & Page secret garden on Saturday 2nd July (2-5PM)  JUDGES   We are very lucky to have a fantastic panel of judges joining us this year: Sara Jane-Arbury : A writer, performer and workshop facilitator who has created writing and produced live literature since 1993, collaborating with organisations including Arts Council England, BBC, Oxford University Press, The Poetry Society and Bloodaxe Books . Sara-Jane was Voices Off Director at Cheltenham Literature Festival for eleven years and has undertaken many residencies

THE POT & PAGE SEED LIBRARY

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The Pot & Page seed library is now up and running! This project was a collaboration between the team at Pot & Page & Sustainable Ledbury, who together have decided to enable the local community have easy access to growing their own - whether that be in a small window box, or a large garden. * PLANT - GROW - DONATE * How it works - All seeds from the library are FREE to take home! - Take a whole packet, or tip the amount you need into the envelopes provided (don't forget to note down the growing instructions). - If you take more than you need, please return any unused seeds (in the original packaging) back to the seed library, so the cycle can continue.  - To donate seeds, please bring them into Pot & Page. It's not a problem if they're past their 'sow-by-date' - most seeds, (other than parsnips) will sprout past this date, but may just have a slightly lower success rate.  - There are a range of plants available - including fruit and vegetables. Pleas