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Are You A Poet But Don’t Yet Know it!

Published on: 6 Jan, 2015
Updated on: 7 Jan, 2015

By Dani Maimone

Do you enjoy writing poetry? Would you like to see your words published online?

Clandon Wood Natural Burial Reserve is launching a poetry competition to run throughout the month of January.

Autumn at Clandon Wood.

Autumn at Clandon Wood.

The competition is free to enter and the winner can choose between a meal for two at the Onslow Arms in West Clandon or a pair of theatre tickets for a show of their choice at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. Prizes will be awarded to first and second placed entries.

As Clandon Wood is a natural burial ground that has been designed and managed as a nature reserve it would like the poetry theme to be about nature and or wildlife.

Entries do not have to be written with a funeral in mind and should be no longer than 40 lines long.

All budding poets who would like to take part can enter online by emailing or sending a typed entry to Clandon Wood Natural Burial, Epsom Road, Guildford, West Clandon, GU4 7FN.

Winners will be announced in early February and published on the Clandon Wood website and Facebook page.

Who are you looking at?

Blue tit at Clandon Wood.

In 2014 Clandon Wood received three awards including Green Flag Status in recognition of community green spaces, it was also voted the best Natural Burial Ground in the UK and awarded Cemetery of the Year. It is also the first natural burial ground to join forces with a local authority, providing Mole Valley District Council with their burial provision when it runs out of space in a few years time.

Natural burial creates new sustainable environments for wildlife. Considered and traditional land management practices enable the land to be used for burials while creating a beneficial, natural resource for nature.

Wildflowers web at wetland  site at Clandon Wood.

Purple loosestrife by the wetland at Clandon Wood.

To find out more about Clandon Wood look at the website or call the office on 01483 479614.

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