Children's Events

Photo: Al Buntin

StAnza has always featured events for young poetry fans. From readings by children’s authors to staged performances, they are targeted at the age groups specified in the listings. Poets make school visits prior to and during the festival and we are actively involved in work with teachers on developing poetry teaching skills. StAnza exhibits at the festival the poetry and artwork produced by local pupils during the school workshops and projects delivered for StAnza. 

Children’s Poetry Trail »

Please note the poetry trail is no longer on view at the Botanic Gardens but the online version is still available to view at Childrens Poetry Trail »


A poetry trail from one of America’s best loved children’s writers. (No charge for the Poetry Trail outdoors or to view online, but the Botanic Gardens do have entrance charges for adults except on Friday 5 March: £6/£5/free)

Fri 5 March | 10:00 - 16:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Stop Making Sense! »

Enjoy a little bit of silliness and Stop Making Sense

Sat 6 March | 07:00 - 12:00 | FREE | StAnza Online

Poetry Pie »

Roger McGough in a special event for children

We regret this event is no longer available to view.

Sat 13 March | 14:00 - 14:20 | FREE | StAnza Online