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The Lamb Festival: An Arts Festival at All Saints, Edmonton, to celebrate the lives and legacies of Charles and Mary Lamb.

This year's Lamb Festival will take place from 17th to 23rd June at All Saints Church in Edmonton.  As before, there will be a photographic competition, but this year instead of an essay competition there will be prizes for the best poems

There will be separate categories for schoolchildren (who must be at an Enfield school) and an open category (open to residents of Enfield).

  • Poetry titles: Composed at Midnight or To a Young Friend
  • Photograph titles: Measure for Measure or The Beauty of your Eyes.

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charles and mary lambCharles and Mary Lamb

In 1847, at the age of 82, Mary Lamb died and was buried alongside her brother Charles in the churchyard of All Saints, Edmonton.

During their lifetimes, Charles and Mary were a central part of a literary circle which included such figures as Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William and Dorothy Wordsworth, and William Hazlitt. They were the authors of essays, poems and plays. Their most enduring literary legacy was their Tales from Shakespeare, prose versions of some of Shakespeare's plays written especially for children.

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PGC Webmaster posted a reply #3013 15 May 2017 14:44

The deadline for the poetry and photography competitions is midnight this Thursday, 18th May.