Really pleased to be invited to write a poem for this year’s Winchester Woolly Hat Fair.
Hat Fair is the UK’s longest running festival of outdoor arts and the ‘Woolly’ edition is a new winter event (now in its second year) designed to bring the spirit of Hat Fair to the city’s Christmas celebrations.
Throughout December 2016, 12 free events inspired by the carol The Twelve Days of Christmas will take place across various locations .
Festivities will kick off at 5pm on Saturday 3rd December at The Gallery, Winchester School of Art – under the boughs of a pop-up pear orchard created by fashion and textiles students from Winchester School of Art. Live Canon will open Woolly Hat Fair with a bespoke collection of sonnets, haikus, fables and rhyming couplets – including my poem, The One – all written in response to the festive riddle: how did the partridge come to be in the pear tree?