The Big Hillsborough Poetry Picnic

The Big Hillsborough Poetry Picnic


July 9, 2022    
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Gathering Ground
Gathering Ground, Hillsborough Park, Sheffield, S6 4HD, South Yorkshire

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Join us in Hillsborough Park for a brand new event for ages 6+ and their families: THE POETRY PICNIC!

Saturday 9 June, shows at 1pm and 3pm, in the Pavilion in Hillsborough Park. Tickets £7.50.

A snack heavy celebration of music and poetry, with poet Simon Mole and musician Gecko. We’ll play fun (and quite silly) games to get to know each other and build your confidence and skill with words, then help you pen a poem with the power to send your picnic blanket skywards. And we’ll play some Beatles meets the Beastie Boys style bangers of our own.

Refreshments will be available to purchase, or you can BYOB (Bring Your Own Biscuits!)

For questions or more information please contact


Presented by RivelinCo

Created by Simon Mole, Gecko & Peader Kirk

Performed by Simon Mole & Gecko

Activity Pack Design & Illustration by Anna Bruder

Publicity & PR by Alison Duguid

Graphic Design by Nick Thompson

Produced by Rua Arts

Funded by Arts Council England

Supported by the Albany, and Apples and Snakes