Festive Tales & Poetry – WPL at The Commandery

As featured in the WPL blog https://worcesterlitfest.co.uk/wpl-leena-batchelor-blog-post-1/

CHRISTMAS at The Commandery PROMO

© Philip Halling / The Commandery, Worcester / CC BY-SA 2.0

Catch Leena Batchelor performing in one of the few LIVE events to take place since March, this week at The Commandery in Worcester.


30 Dec 2020 


11:00 am – 11:45 am

Join our Poet in Residence for a morning of Festive Tales and Poetry in our beautiful herb garden.

The pieces will all be brand new and written specially for the Commandery.

Speaking of the opportunity to collaborate with The Commandery as their Poet in Residence from 2020, Leena says
‘As a lover of history, the chance to explore the layers of lives that have walked among the walls of this beautiful building is a dream come true. I am honoured to be The Commandery’s first Poet in Residence, and am excited beyond belief to be able to present these stories to visitors through both written and spoken word!’

This is a free event but museum admission applies. The event may be postponed in particularly bad weather.

© Museums Worcestershire 2020

Please note this event is outdoors, wear a mask and follow Covid Protection Guidelines, you may also like to take your own chair.

WPL – Poppy Appeal Continues

Last month Worcestershire Poet Laureate, Leena Batchelor, created an event to raise money for the Poppy Appeal as part of the Royal British Legion 11/11 challenge.

This ticketed event raised over £70 for the RBL. Recordings are still available in exchange for a donation, all money raised is going to the Royal British Legion. If you missed it and are interesting in accessing the 11/11 event please contact Leena directly at worcspoet2020-Leena[at]yahoo.com for more details.


It was an incredible event.

PS Watch out for more news coming from Leena very soon.