2019 › Margate

Past event

Michael Rosen's Margate performance

How did it go?

We had two weeks off for half term, but our first event after the break was worth the wait! Michael Rosen performed two sell-out shows at the gorgeous Theatre Royal in Margate. The atmosphere was electric and the audience in stitches as Michael talked about his writing, his family, and performed his poems. "No Breathing" was a highlight - over 400 children knew every word. Our partners Give A Book came to the morning show, and we gave every child in the audience a free copy of Michael Rosen's Big Book of Bad Things. It was brilliant to see so many children leaving the theatre clutching their books with big grins on their faces.

What people said:

Thank you for such an amazing event yesterday. The children and staff enjoyed themselves immensely and we are so thankful being given the opportunity to come along. Michael, as always, was utterly inspiring and had the children gripped.

Thanks once again for all your hard work and organisation.

Teacher, Holy Trinity and St Johns Primary, Margate

Michael was fantastic. Such an entertainer but also so inspiring for the whole audience today. We were particularly thrilled to see the reactions of some of our 'harder to reach' pupils who were joining in with the repeated phrases in the storytelling.

As the school literacy & communication leader it has really helped me to think creatively about how we can be supporting our pupils more with developing their oral storytelling and performance skills.

Everyone was thrilled with their book to take home too

Teacher, Foreland Fields Primary School, Margate

Valerie Bloom Workshop

Brilliant children's poet Valerie Bloom visited four schools in the Margate area and ran poetry writing workshops with children from Years 4, 5 and 6. One hundred and twenty children received their very own copy of Jaws and Claws and Things with Wings to take home and keep.

Did you go to this performance or attend one of the related workshops? Send us your photos and feedback to be featured on this page

Theatre Royal, Addington Street, Margate, Kent CT9 1PW
Wednesday, 6th November 2019
10:30 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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