Tell your story of Lewisham

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We are Lewisham and we have a story to tell.

For this month’s creative challenge, we’re teaming up with London’s writer development agency Spread The Word, to bring The Poetry Takeaway Van to different locations across the borough.

Everybody has a story to tell. Maybe you had your first kiss in Catford or met your best friend at Lewisham train station. Visit the van to tell your story or memory of the borough and have it transformed into your very own poem to take away.

We’ll be sharing a selection of the  poems throughout the month, in celebration of our borough’s residents and neighbourhoods. Follow us @WeAreLewisham #CreativeChallenge for more.


Find the Poetry Takeaway Van near you:

3 March 2022 – Lewisham Market
19 March 2022 – Deptford Lounge, part of Deptford Literature Festival
26th March 2022 (11:30am – 3:30pm) – Beckenham Place Park Courtyard



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