Events - Festival 2020

Laughable Limericks

Sunday 10 March, 12:00 - 13:00
Garden Room, The Scores
£3 admits one child and one accompanying adult; all further tickets cost £2

A children’s workshop in which we create our own nonsense verse

The poet Edward Lear revelled in nonsense and laughable limericks. His poetry is peopled by such original creatures as the Quangle-Wangle, the Pobble, the Scroobious Pip, and the Jumblies.

In this workshop for children, led by Sara Lodge, we’ll be playing with rhyme and rhythm, nuance and nonsense, and enjoying Lear’s limericks in order to write and illustrate our own. Children will also have the chance to create their own illuminated alphabet letter and verse, inspired by Lear’s nonsense alphabets.

This workshop is aimed at children aged 7 – 11 (P4s to P7s). All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. In association with the School of English, University of St Andrews

Participants: Sara Lodge
Sara Lodge: Michael Wharley


Garden Room, The Scores

Location: The Garden Room, Kennedy Hall, School of English, The Scores, St Andrews KY16 9AL

The School of English at the University of St Andrews enjoys an international reputation as a centre for both academic research and literary...