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Get involved – become a Young Poet

Are you 16 to 25 years old living in or around Hackney?

Do you have a passion for poetry? Are you keen to have your voice represented in a museum setting?

Then we would love to hear from you!

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Our Young Poets project

What's it about?

Through this project you will have the opportunity to

  • work and collaborate with like-minded individuals in a fun, creative and supportive environment
  • work with a professional poet to create your own poetry
  • develop skills and knowledge in poetry as a form of storytelling and activism
  • respond creatively to the Museum of the Home's collection and building
  • have your work presented at the Museum and influence the final outcome of the project

Who's it for?

Anyone aged 16 to 25 who

  • lives in or around Hackney
  • has an interest in poetry
  • is keen to learn more about arts and heritage
  • is eager to develop their creative skills

What's in it for you

Some of the benefits for you are the chance to

  • be part of a creative group of young people
  • add valuable skills to your CV and UCAS form
  • create work to add to your creative portfolio
  • gain an insight into careers within the art and heritage sectors
  • receive mentorship from a professional poet
  • gain experience of developing work in response to exhibitions and museum buildings
  • have your voice represented within the Museum

What's involved?

The project begins in December 2021 and runs for 6 months

  • There are two evening sessions each month, with the occasional Saturday
  • By signing up you are committing to being part of the group for the duration of the project

How to join

If you're interested we'd love to hear from you.

Please email us at to express your interest or to find out more information on what's involved and how you can join the project.