Duchess of Cornwall Joins ‘Poetry Together’ Tea Party

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The Duchess of Cornwall talks to school children as they hold a model of an albatross during a visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow to celebrate its 120th anniversary, September, 2021.
The Duchess of Cornwall talks to school children as they hold a model of an albatross during a visit to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow to celebrate its 120th anniversary, September, 2021.

 THE DUCHESS OF CORNWALL WILL JOIN CHILDREN AND CARE HOME RESIDENTS FOR A ‘POETRY TOGETHER’ TEA PARTY 

Wednesday 10th November 2021 

The Duchess of Cornwall will join children and care home residents for a ‘Poetry Together’ recital and tea party at the Royal Geographical Society.

The Poetry Together initiative was launched by Gyles Brandreth in 2019 in partnership with Dukes Education and National Poetry Day. Across the UK, from Belfast to Great Yarmouth, Glasgow to Cornwall, more than 150 schools and care homes have signed up for the event which began on National Poetry Day, 7th October 2021. 

Having signed up to the scheme, pupils and care home residents are brought together to learn the same poem for their ‘Poetry Together’ tea party, during which they will recite the poem together before sitting down to share a cup of tea and a slice of cake. 

Having supported the initiative since its launch in 2019, The Duchess of Cornwall shared her personal recipe for a Victoria Sponge in September earlier this year for the Poetry Together tea parties. This year’s events will be particularly special as care home residents and school children will be able to convene in person once again following last year’s event being forced online due to the pandemic. 

In 2019, The Duchess attended the inaugural Poetry Together event at Eaton Square Upper School, where Her Royal Highness recited an extract from the poem ‘Matilda’ by heart herself. 

The Duchess is a passionate promoter of Literacy in the UK and internationally, with particular focus on encouraging a love of reading and writing from an early age. Another of Her Royal Highness’s key focuses is supporting the older generation –encouraging them to stay active, and to feel valued and independent, tackling the isolation and seclusion that many older people face. 

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