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London Poetry Challenge 2020
Sunday 4th October 2020
from 2.30pm - 5.30pm 
Venue in London NW2 (to be confirmed)

Please contact us to book a place and we will send you the address.

Advance booking only.

Places are limited. 

Admission by donation

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

The Poetry Challenge
in London 2020:

We welcome people of all ages to recite a poem learnt by heart. Singers or musicians are welcome too!


We ask all performers to get sponsored to raise money for a charity. This event is the alternative of a marathon run for fundraising.


Local poet Liz Uter will sign certificates for reciters and act as prompters if you bring a copy of your poem with you. Claudia Boulton will be our compere.


Go here to download your Sponsorship Form.

For more information please see How to take part in 7 Easy Steps.

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

Our Mission:

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

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

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

Our sincere and grateful thanks go to Jeremy Shapiro

for his excellent artwork (see

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