WHAT CAN YOU SEE THROUGH CHARLES CAUSLEY’S GLASSES?
Forget walking in someone’s shoes, imagine you could see through Charles’ glasses!
What would you see?
Would it be Eagle One, Eagle Two at the Eagle House Hotel, and what they might be getting up to?
Maybe Charles’s Pepper and Salt teacher, or the beautiful view In the Willow Gardens?
In connection with the Causley Festival of Arts & Literature this summer, The Charles Causley Trust is looking for students to fire up their imagination and show us what they think they might see if they looked through those famous horn-rimmed spectacles.
So if you are 18 or under, whether it’s Timothy Winters, Figgie Hobbins or Launceston Castle, let Causley’s poems inspire you to create a poster for us.
Charles Causley was one of the finest poets of the twentieth century. He lived in Launceston for almost all of his life and was very inspired by the people, places and legends of his native Cornwall.
We would love for students to create a piece of artwork for us using the same inspiration that gave the world such wonderful poems as The Seasons in North Cornwall and Figgie Hobbin.
The poster must contain the name of The Charles Causley Trust and our website address www.causleytrust.org.
Whether reflecting the beauty of Cornwall’s countryside, towns or villages, or its rich folklore, we will be looking for an image that will reflect Charles’s love of his home county.
The competition is divided into three age group categories: 5-8, 9-12 and 13-18. A winner will be chosen from each group, and an overall winner will be chosen from the three group winners. Top prize will be a £20 Waterstones gift card and an art prize. The other two group winners will also receive an art prize. The overall winner’s artwork image will be used by the Trust over the following year.
The competition will be active from the 25th July and run until the 14th of November, with winners being announced on 1st December and being used to promote the Charles Causley Trust. Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a wonderful opportunity for children to be inspired by a local poet who gained international renown. We hope to feed their imagination and build an appreciation of Cornwall’s rich cultural heritage. As Charles once said, “If I didn’t write poetry I think I’d explode” and we hope to see the same passion coming through in the children’s posters.
Rules: The competition is split into three categories, 5-8, 9-12, and 13-18, so please include your age in your entry.
Deadline: 14th November. Send to: email@example.com.