Welcome to the Poetry Challenge website, created to provide you with information on the annual Poetry Challenge to inspire you to hold your own Poetry Challenge in your local area.

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London Poetry Challenge 2020
Sunday 4th October 2020
from 3.30pm - 5.30pm 
Online via Zoom
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Contact Us if you wish to perform a poem.

We have room for approx. 30 reciters.

We welcome people of all ages to share a poem learnt by heart. Singers, musicians and audience are welcome too!

We ask performers to raise money for a charity of their choice. The event is the alternative of a marathon run for fundraising.

Our Mission:

The Poetry Challenge is a fundraising event, encouraging people of all ages to learn a poem by heart and perform to an audience, raising money for charity.


Putting the fun into fundraising!  Spreading the enjoyment of poetry!

For more information please see How To Take Part.

You can find out more about the history of The Poetry Challenge here.

A look back at
The Poetry Challenge 2013:
A look back at
The Poetry Challenge 2016:
A look back at
The Poetry Challenge 2014:
To see individual renditions please see here

Our sincere and grateful thanks go to Jeremy Shapiro

for his excellent artwork (see www.jezmo.com)

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