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King's Lynn Festival and Toast Poetry bringing joy to Ferry Lane Social Club





This year, Lynn Festival has been working with a poetry group to provide opportunities for all to find joy in literature.

Lewis Buxton from Norwich-based TOAST Poetry, in collaboration with Lynn Festival, has been visiting local schools to lead workshops over the last few weeks.

Working with students, he has been showing how poetry can be fun and exciting.

TOAST will also be hosting a night during Lynn Festival
TOAST will also be hosting a night during Lynn Festival

Workshops have taken place at Lynn Academy, Whitefriars Primary School, and King Edward VII Academy.

On Sunday, June 30 as part of Festival Too, Mr Buxton and Daisy Henwood invited the public to challenge them to write a poem on whatever theme was suggested.

Lewis Buxton leading a workshop when he was visiting locals schools
Lewis Buxton leading a workshop when he was visiting locals schools

Following sell-out performances in Norwich, TOAST will also be hosting a night during Lynn Festival on Thursday, July 18 at Ferry Lane Social Club.

This informal and relaxed evening of spoken word and live poetry promises a funny, emotional, and entertaining night for all who go along.

It will feature Hannah Lowe, winner of the Costa Book of the Year, ‘Sleeps Cousin’, as featured on BBC Introducing and Wordplay’s Ones to Watch in 2023, and Lynn’s own up-and-coming talent, Savannah Andrews.

Lewis Buxton leading a school assembly on one of his visits to local schools
Lewis Buxton leading a school assembly on one of his visits to local schools

Audiences will be able to grab a drink at the bar and enjoy an informal and relaxed evening of poetry.

Tickets are £10 and £5 for under 25s, and are available via www.kingslynnfestival.org.uk or from the Corn Exchange box office on 01553 764864.

The event is suitable for ages 14 and over.



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