2018 › Leicester

Past event

Michael Rosen Performance

How did it go?

Thirteen Leicester primary schools bought over 800 children to see Michael Rosen’s performance at the Curve Theatre. Michael delighted the audience with his hilarious poems and childhood stories, and gave seriously good tips on how to get writing poetry. After the show, Michael met some of the children and signed the books they had bought from the bookstall run by Kibworth Bookshop.

What people said:

Excellent venue which was new to our children and made the trip feel very special. Michael Rosen was engaging with a highly interactive performance which the children loved joining in with. The children were delighted that the clips of poems I had shown on youtube contained poems used in the show. They were inspired to find out more and write their own poems.

Queensmead Primary Academy

Michael was an inspirational speaker.

Rushey Mead Primary School

Rachel Rooney Workshop

In addition to the performance, children’s poet Rachel Rooney visited four local primary schools to run her exceptional poetry workshops. The children were very pleased to receive their very own copy of Rachel’s new book A Kid in My Class, illustrated by Chris Riddell.

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The Curve, Leicester, LE1 1SB
Monday, 17th September 2018
11:00 am
Approx. 1 hour
Age range:
Years 3, 4, 5 and 6

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Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen wrote his first poems when he was twelve, and he has been writing ever since. He loves words, and especially loves talking to children and adults about how we can play with them. He has written many poetry and books for children and adults alike.

One of our most popular writers - the champion for every bored, overdrilled, tested-to-tears pupil in the land

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