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Make Live Canon for Kids happen again in 2014
£810 raised
32% of £2.5k goal
24 contributors
3 Years running
In 2013 we made something extraordinary happen.
We need your help to do it again in 2014. Better.
Live Canon use poetry to help young people find their voices, express themselves, use language ambitiously... and become confident and opinionated readers.

In 2013 we made something extraordinary happen.

We need your help to do it again in 2014. Better.

Live Canon use poetry to help young people find their voices, express themselves, use language ambitiously... and become confident and opinionated readers.

In 2013 we decided to run a poetry competition for children, throughout the UK. We were utterly overwhelmed by the thousands of entries from individuals and schools. We worked hard, with workshops in schools, pop up events in public libraries and online interaction to make sure the children entering were diverse, in terms of age, enthicity, educational background, educational needs.... You can read one teacher's account of the impact the project had on his student on our website: http://www.livecanon.com/YoungPeople.html

We published 40 poems in an anthology (it's extraordinary and humbling when you realise everything it is is written by children aged 5-15) and the Live Canon ensemble performed all the poems at an event at Greenwich Theatre (thank you Greenwich theatre!) and recorded them on an album.

We are flooded with enquiries at the moment as to whether it will happen again this year, and the answer is... yes, if we can raise the funds... We'd like it to happen again in the Autumn term 2014...

We are doing all kinds of things - an auction, applications to trusts and foundations, looking for sponsorship... but we've set this up as a way that the public can help us (and those people who have kindly said, 'what can I do?' Every donation, no matter how small, will help.

We are aiming to be able to reply to everyone soon and say, 'yes, it's happening again.'

Thank you.

(Ps. The picture is of a workshop we did in Eltham library, creating poems with children)

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Perks

£15
The 2013 Children's Anthology
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A copy of the extraordinary anthology produced by the children in 2013
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£30
Anthology and CD
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A copy of the anthology from 2013 and the accompanying CD performed by the Live Canon ensemble
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£50
Attend the prize-giving performance
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An invitation to attend the prize giving and performance at Greenwich Theatre
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