This event will premiere on Cheltenham Festivals YouTube channel.

After the event it will be available to view free of charge at

Recommended for ages 7+

Filmed in front of a live Festival audience this is your chance to watch the children’s poetry event of the year where the CLiPPA (Centre for Literacy in Primary Poetry Award) winner is revealed. Watch poets Matt Goodfellow, Nikita Gill, Manjeet Mann, Jane Newberry and Michael Rosen perform from their shortlisted collections, and find out from the chair of judges, Allie Esiri, who has won the 2021 award!

Shortlisted titles:

  • Bright Bursts of Colour Matt Goodfellow
  • SLAM! You’re Gonna Wanna Hear This chosen by Nikita Gill
  • Run, Rebel Manjeet Mann
  • Big Green Crocodile Jane Newberry
  • On the Move Michael Rosen

Produced in partnership with the CLPE (Centre For Literacy In Primary Education) with generous support from Arts Council England and ALCS.

Bright Bursts of Colour SLAM! You're Gonna Wanna Hear This
Run, Rebel  Big Green Crocodile 
On the Move 


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