“Don’t you think it would be fun if we were to write poems for each other and pin them on the tree trunks?” said one of J.M. Barrie’s characters; the author of Peter Pan, who lived in in Farnham when he wrote those words, has now inspired us to write poems as part of our event time to remember.
time to remember is an event to mark the centenary of the first two minute silence which took place in Farnham in May 1916 before a fair and auction to raise funds for the Red Cross during World War One. On Sunday 1 May 2016 there will be a procession, performance and May Day fair on Castle Street and Gostrey Meadow.
Leading up to this special event we will be collecting poems around the theme of remembrance, and we would be delighted if you could also add your words.
On a piece of paper of any kind – be it the back of an envelope, a post-it note, or whatsoever you have to hand – we invite you to submit a few words. You could give just two or three words, craft us a haiku, or present us with an epic worthy of Milton. Whatever feels right to you.
Please bring your poems to the box office at Farnham Maltings by Wednesday 27 April. At the event on Sunday 1 May we will bring together everything we receive, exhibiting the collected poems in Gostrey Meadow.
You will be able to collect your poem from Farnham Maltings box office in May, so remember to include your name clearly. However, since we cannot take responsibility for loss or damage, we recommend that you keep a copy of your poem before submitting it.
For further information and to submit your poem, get in touch with the box office on 01252 745444: