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Weaving a Magic Carpet of Poems

Come and join poet Sabrina Mahfouz for a lively, fun and interactive children’s poetry workshop. Learn to weave your everyday experiences into the fabric of Arab folk tales and produce your own magic carpet of poetry!

Free event for children over the age of 10, accompanied by a parent or carer. Advance booking essential

Ever wanted to write a poem, but not sure where to start? Always thought that only grown-ups can write proper poetry? Well, if you’re ten or over, the poet Sabrina Mahfouz is here to show you how fun and easy writing poems really is! Come and discover how to weave the everyday and the extraordinary together into a rich poetic tapestry. Be prepared for the magic carpet of words to carry us all off to distant lands of the imagination! In this lively, fun and fully interactive poetry workshop, we will learn how to weave our own experiences in with Arabian folk tales and magical stories to produce and perform our very own poems.

Sabrina Mahfouz was raised in London and Cairo. Her work includes the plays ChefWith a Little Bit of Luck, Clean, Battleface and The Love I Feel is Red; and the poetry collection How You Might Know Me. She received a Fringe First Award for Chef and won a Sky Arts Academy Poetry Award.

Free event, booking essential. Booking through the British Library website from June 1st.


This event is part of Shubbak Festival 2017.

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