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World Land Trust in verse: limerick competition captures the imagination

14 February, 2013 - 09:20 -- World Land Trust

Bill Oddie has given further backing to the World Land Trust’s (WLT) limerick competition with a reading of limericks written by WLT staff, including WLT Chief Executive, John Burton. The limerick readings are now available to view on YouTube along with a video of Bill reading a poem of his own about the Trust.

World Land Trust has also launched a dedicated limericks page on its website to showcase the range of entries received so far.

The limerick competition was launched in January by World Land Trust gallery in Halesworth, which is currently showing an exhibition of prints by Edward Lear.

There’s still time to send us your limerick!  Limericks submitted must broadly reflect the history, mission and activities of World Land Trust. The winner will receive a framed, illustrated copy of their winning limerick, and will have a chance to meet Bill Oddie in person. Bill Oddie is a member of WLT's Council, and an enthusiastic supporter of WLT's work.

“I never thought I’d live to see the story of World Land Trust written in verse, but that is now a distinct possibility,” said John Burton, WLT Chief Executive, who is delighted by the range of entries received so far.

The limerick competition, which runs until 5 April 2013, has clearly captured the imagination of WLT’s supporters, and WLT is looking forward to receiving many more entries before the closing date.

Limericks can be submitted via WLT's website or facebook page, by email, by post or in person at the gallery.

More information

The closing date for entries is noon on Friday 5 April 2013 (British summer time).

The exhibition Lear & his contemporaries runs from 21 January - 15 February 2013

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Comments

A charity called World Land Trust
Addresses our statesmen, nonplussed.
"Please save what you can,"
They say to The Man,
Who could do, but cannot be fussed.

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