I thoroughly recommend Manchester Museum for any age. There’s lots going on there, and there are many ways to enjoy the exhibits. Here are a couple of videos I filmed and edited for Manchester Museum, showing the journey that Helen Clare took when writing her poetry that’s inspired by the museum collections.
Writing a poem seems to be a mystery for many people, and it is indeed an act of creativity by those who are able to observe the world within or around them and to perceive it in a new way. A poem can be about anything, from old love memories to a crawling bug; it is about capturing a feeling that you have experienced. However, it’s hard to know where you should start. Helen Clare, a freelance writer and poet from Manchester, presents a possible approach to how to write a poem on the basis of, say, a visit to the Manchester Museum. If you want to know how to write a poem, this story is for you.
Below you can listen to the poem narrated and presented by Helen Clare. The printed text of the poem can be found here.