Calling All Budding Poets

Woolly Hat Fair needs you!

This year’s Woolly Hat Fair is taking the weird and wonderful form of The 12 Days of Christmas with 12 events around Winchester throughout December inspired by everything from A Partridge in a Pear Tree all the way through to Twelve Glorious Drummers Drumming.

Our first event will be created in collaboration with Winchester’s local community. We are in the process of collecting poems written in response to the riddle: How did the Partridge come to be in the Pear Tree?

We’d love you to submit your best festive poetry work for performance at the opening event by a professional ensemble of performers: sonnets, haikus, fables and amusing rhymes all welcome!

Send your poems to; come one come all!

If you are a school teacher that is interested in doing this exercise with your class, send us an email expressing your interest and we’ll send you a lesson plan; we’ll even come to talk to your class about it if you’d like!

If selected we will let you know exactly how these poems will be used. Until then, event number one remains under wraps… Come and see us on 3 Dec to find out!