The Sweetshop of Words is at The Poetry House in the Barrett Browning Institute, The Homend, Ledbury from 11am on Thursday 2, Friday 3 and Saturday 4 December and is open for late night shopping on Friday 3 December until 8pm. All Ledbury’s wonderful independent shops will be open. There will be carol singers, bell ringers, roast chestnuts.
And best of all, Sally Crabtree will be in the Poetry House sprinkling magic and delight with her Sweetshop of Words. Plus jamboree bags for children with fun activities such as edible poems and ‘pop a poem’!
On a light hearted level the Sweetshop of Words is a nostalgic reminder of the agonizing choice we had as children when we couldn’t decide what to spend our pocket money on! On a deeper level it raises the philosophical question of choice – what ultimately in life are we able to choose? Voltaire said that “The most important choice you can make is to be in a good mood ” and the Sweetshop of Word aims to help people to do this!