Due to the very complex nature of the event and the many partners and participants involved we cannot guarantee that we will re-schedule the live marathon.  However, we have created an alternative Digital Stage which will showcase the brilliant I know I wish I will work submitted. 

Call out to all young poets!  Record a high quality video/audio of you performing your poem, upload it to social media and tag us @eastsidelondon and use hashtags #knowwishwill and #worldpoetryday 

Eastside will be reposting poems from now AND we will be sharing a selection of poems on our Digital Stage from 11am THIS SATURDAY 21st March  #worldpoetryday follow us @eastsidelondon to be part of this incredible journey

Yes. We have asked all poets or parents/teachers to send us a typed copy of the poem for inclusion in the book. If you haven’t sent that yet – please send it to knowwishwill@eastside.org.uk by the 22nd March or it may not feature. We are looking will be ready soon but you can pre-order your limited edition copy here.

Please try and secure a full refund on any tickets or accommodation you have purchased. Once you have done that then please contact us on knowwishwill@eastside.org.uk to let us know how much you were unable to claim back and we will process your request.

Please try and secure a refund on any tickets or accommodation you have purchased from the supplier in the first instance. Once you have done this, if you have been unable to refund the full amount and are significantly out of pocket then please contact us and we will see if we are able to offer any assistance. Please note we are working hard to meet all of the costs of the project including all cancellation fees at this time so it may take time to consider and process additional requests.

I know I wish I will  was a unique project that we designed to celebrate our 25 years of working with children and young people through creating an event dedicated to celebrating youth voice over a 25 hour period.  Although it is unlikely we will undertake an identical project, we are keen to maintain our connections with all the new partners, teachers, pupils, parents and poets across the country and engage them with future spoken word or film and digital projects.  To stay in touch, please sign up to our mailing list below.