September 18, 2020
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Poetry in Bloom: Famous actor teams up with Powerscourt Estate for novel initiative

Actor Patrick Bergin has teamed up with Powerscourt Estate for a novel new initiative to encourage people to connect with nature.

Children are being encouraged to create inspirational stories in the forms of poems and lyrics as part of the ‘Poetry in Bloom’ initiative.

Everyone from the age of seven upwards are invited to create a poem or write lyrics inspired by nature they have observed at Powerscourt Gardens and Waterfall, throughout August and September 2020.

All submissions are online and will automatically be entered into an open prize draw to win a variety of amazing prizes.

‘Poetry in Bloom’, was developed by Powerscourt, in partnership with creative writing organisation Fighting Words and is in homage to the late Viscountess of Powerscourt Shelia Wingfield who was a gifted poet, with many of her poems inspired by nature and her surrounds at Powerscourt Estate.

The initiative is supported this year by the actor Patrick Bergin – who appeared in Sleeping With The Enemy alongside Julia Roberts – and a lover of poetry and a supporter of the arts.

As part of the initiative, Bergin will read submissions to ‘Poetry in Bloom’ and help select a number of poems to be used as a basis for a short poetry film.

Submissions can be sent to fiction@fightingwords.ie. Visit www.powerscourt.com/poetryinbloom  or www.fightingwords.ie/poetryinbloom  for more details. Facebook @powerscourtestate, Instagram @powerscourt_estate    

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