Kirkgate Shopping’s Young War Poet competition

Picture: Lorne Campbell / Guzelian Kirkgate Shopping Centre's partnership with Reading Matters to launch its annual `Bradford Young War Poet' competition. Taurean Evans (11)is pictured with Catherine Riley (right) Kirkgate Centre manager, and Rachel Kelly, chief executive of Reading Matters.

Closed for 2017. Kirkgate Shopping has partnered with literacy charity Reading Matters to launch its annual ‘Bradford’s Young War Poet’ competition on National Literacy Day, Friday 8 September. Local schools, young writers and students of drama, speech and writing groups across the district are encouraged to write a poem on the topic of war. Email your poems to the address on the Kirkgate website. Judges include Anthony Anaxagorou.

The top three entrants will perform their poem live at the competition final on Armistice Day, Saturday 11 November, with The Royal British Legion in the centre. Top prizes include an iPad, tickets to see the War Horse at the Alhambra Theatre and Kirkgate Shopping vouchers.

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