Potteries Bottle Oven Day

Potteries Bottle Oven Day

Every August 29th

On 29 August 1978 a traditional Potteries bottle oven was kindled and fired, with coal, for the very last time. The event was organised by staff and 72 volunteers at Gladstone Pottery Museum in Stoke-on-Trent. The...

Poem on Your Pillow Day

Poem on Your Pillow Day

7th May (First Tuesday in May)

Poetry is one of the oldest arts in the world, and on May 2nd Poem on Your Pillow Day sets out to start or finish your day with just a little dash of the magic...

Random Acts of Poetry Day

Random Acts of Poetry Day

3rd October (First Wednesday in October)

Poetry is not only dream and vision; it is the skeleton architecture of our lives. It lays the foundations for a future of change, a bridge across our fears of what has never been before.Audre...

Limerick Day

Limerick Day

Every May 12th

There was a young fellow named Lear Who invented Limericks, we hear, so now we converse in humorous verse on Limerick Day every year Named for the Irish city of Limerick, this much loved verse form was popularised by Edward...

Poetry At Work Day

Poetry At Work Day

8th January (Second Tuesday in January)

An ode to...the time clock? The assembly line? The office computer? The poem may need some work, but this is what Poetry At Work Day is all about - finding the beauty in your job...

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

Every March 21st

Poetry Day is a celebration of poetry for everyone, everywhere: from assemblies, bus queues to hospitals and zoos. It’s a day when poetry takes to the streets. It’s a chance for you to use poetry to...