Organised over the May Bank Holiday, this year will mark the first Chiddingstone Literature Festival, set in the iconic Chiddingstone Castle, Kent. Local author and poet Brian Moses, a tireless and passionate advocate for spreading his love of poetry and literature to children across the nation, will be appearing on Monday 2nd May talking life, love and growing up on the sea-side, as well as performing his performance poetry workshop “The Alternative 3Rs – Rap, Rhythm and Rhyme”.
This Bank Holiday workshop will see Brian performing a few of his best-loved poems including Shopping Trolley, The Ssssnake Hotel, Billy’s Coming Back and his well-known hit Walking With My Iguana – the most listened to poem on The Poetry Archive – as well sharing some of his favourite parts from his childhood memoir Keeping Clear of Paradise Street which tells the tale of exactly what he got up to growing up in 1950s Ramsgate.
As always, we're super proud to see Brian heading off to entertain the masses with his charming words, and with a resume of over 3000 school visits throughout his career, we know that his will not be an event to miss out on!
The events will be taking place in quite a location; the impressive Chiddingstone Castle in Kent is sure to offer excellent acoustics for Brian's percussive poetry.
If you want to get ahead of the game, Brian's book Keeping Clear of Paradise Street is out now and available from the Candy Jar webstore, as well as other good retailers.