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Lewes Labour children's Christmas Party with Matt Abbott and friends

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St Mary's Social Centre

Christie Road

Lewes

BN7 1PL

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A fantastic Christmas treat for Lewes children . An afternoon with poet Matt Abbott.

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Matt Abbott.'s debut poetry collection A Hurricane in My Head : Poems For When Your Phone Dies tackles the themes of friendship, technology and the life of a modern teenager. These poems say the things children can't always put into words; they may make you laugh, they may make you cry, but they will most definitely make you reminisce, escape, discover...

Matt Abbott, nationally acclaimed writer and performer, wiill be reading poems that will make us all want to become poets and put our own words to paper – much to the perplexity of any careers adviser! (ideal for Year 5 years upwards)

Matt Abbott is a spoken word artist, activist and nationally acclaimed writer and performer from Wakefield, West Yorkshire. After a major label music career in his late teens and early twenties, he returned to the love of poetry which began after he'd left school. Since 2013, Matt has been delivering poetry and creative writing workshops to schools, galleries and museums; devising sessions for groups ranging from primary school pupils through to adult non-formal learning groups. Matt is currently the leading Creative Practitioner for primary formal learning at The Hepworth Wakefield, an ambassador for Eureka! The National Children's Museum and Poet-in-Residence at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. He has shared the stage with the likes of Kate Tempest, Carol Ann Duffy, Salena Godden, Florence + The Machine and Mark Steel.

WITH FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN

Zuky and the wonky toys Expect lots of mess as we help Zuky craftily recycle, re-use and re-create a climate emergency Christmas scene. No white Christmas until zero carbon. (ideal for year 2 upwards)

Edgar's Gobstopper Chopstick Challenge. Every bit as difficult as it sounds! (ideal for year 2 upwards)

PLUS

A special visit by Comrade Christmas bearing gifts from Lapland CLP, party food, Keir Hardie Cafe mulled wine for the grown-ups , raffle.

FREE

This is an annual children's Christmas party for members and friends of Lewes Labour Party. All parents, families and children most welcome. Any donations towards the providing of this event enable us to put the event in every year..

Free to attend but please register in advance via Eventbrite. Admission with non-perishable food donation for Lewes food banks.

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