Eden Gardens in Macquarie Park is excited to announce Poetry Week, running from the 14th March, encompassing International Poetry Day on Wednesday 21st March. This week we plan on cross-pollinating poetry with plants, playing with words and involving poetry in as many aspects of the Gardens, Café, Nursery and Function Centre as we can.
Join us at 5:30pm Friday the 16 th March for a Slam event as four artists from Bankstown Arts Centre perform in our Green Theatre. Poetry Slams have become a great outlet for expression and often tackles challenging issues about racism, rights and environmental issues, and particularly engages young and developing poets from diverse backgrounds. The event is free of charge, but register for a free welcome drink.
Bring your kids along to a special St. Patrick’s Day breakfast at the Dragonfly Café of Green Eggs and Ham, served with storytelling and games. Who can resist pesto packed eggs and ham? Certainly not ‘Sam I am’!! Saturday 17th March at 9am. Bookings essential as numbers are limited.
On Sunday 18th March we will be hosting a show of verse, song and yarns with a live performance of Dead Men Talking https://www.edengardens.com.au/events-calendar/dead-man-talking/ with Max Cullen (Australian actor known for his many films and television roles) and Warren Fahey, who bring Australia’s two favourite Bards, Henry Lawson and Banjo Paterson, to life with humour and frivolity. Tickets $35 or $15 for students. Bar and takeaway food being served from 4:30pm and the show will start at 5:15pm. Bookings essential.
We invite school students to submit Illustrative Poetry and win a $50 gift voucher to spend on plants for their school. For any ages, we will also have an Acrostic poem competition based on the artwork EN_RICH, by Anna Chatter, which is a playful interpretation of Eden Gardens motto “Enriching People’s Lives With Plants” with the winning entry receiving $100. Submit your poem via our Facebook page and hashtag #poetryatedengardens. Create a nature inspired Haiku and we will pick our favourites to form part of a Haiku Walk. The winning entries will receive a $100 gift voucher. Also at the Dragonfly Café we will be holding an Erasure Poem Placemat challenge, with the best poem winning a lunch for two.
We invite you to attend a poetry workshop, headed up by poets from the Bankstown Arts Centre.
Or, simply come to Eden Gardens any time during 14th -21st March to take in our Poetry Walk or use our writing nook.
For more information please contact www.edengardens.com.au/poetryweek or firstname.lastname@example.org