Accolade for partnership

ARTS organisation Atelier East, working with Wisbech and Fenland Museum, are to receive a coveted Clore Poetry and Literature Award.

This award will enable the partnership to launch the Young Poet Laureate for Fenland competition and deliver exciting poetry sessions in schools and museums across Fenland.

The project will run alongside the adult Fenland Poet Laureate competition and will culminate in a limited edition book as well as an awards evening in the library of the Museum.

“Young people have a rich imagination and this is a wonderful opportunity for them to express themselves in verse and be an inspiration to us all,” said David Wright, museum curator.

The Clore Duffield Foundation received a total of 293 applications and made 13 awards and only one award for East of England.

“It’s very exciting to be recognised by Clore Duffield for the work we do it the Arts. We are really passionate about delivering this project and letting children and young people express themselves through poetry,” said Karen Harvey, artistic director of Atelier East.

Atelier East and Wisbech and Fenland Museum are asking local poets, literary groups and schools to get in touch for more information via email at: