literature & poetry

It Is Best To Eat Poems

Part of Imagine Children's Festival

What does nonsense mean in different Nordic cultures? This is a workshop all about nonsense verse with a focus on the meaning of it in different communities. This session is led by Icelandic author Þórarinn Eldjárn and Finnish illustrator Linda Bondestram.

What do playsins, hobby-chews and ediblistles taste like? Can nonsense have a nationality? What sounds do poets from different countries like to play with?

Join Icelandic children's poet Þórarinn Eldjárn and Finnish illustrator Linda Bondestam to delve into the universal phenomenon of nonsense literature, explore how it translates between languages and cultures, and have a go playing with your very own Nordic nonsense.

Þórarinn and Linda are joined by UK poet, performer and workshop leader Joshua Seigal, in this bonkers event for children who like sound.

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Booking fee: £3.00 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 6 – 8

This event is part of Nordic Matters, a year-long exploration of arts and culture from Aland Islands, Denmark, Faroe Islands, Finland, Greenland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden.

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