Community writing Group Word Wizards has set itself the unbelievable task of bringing together 200 brand new limericks in celebration of the bi-centennial of famous poet Sir Edward Lear.
The Furlong of Funniness is now on display in a merry ring inside The Dome, University of Derby, Buxton campus where it will remain on free display until 11th August. There is still time for local writers to achieve their moment of fame as visitors not only get the chance to vote on their personal favourites but can also compose their own ditty for inclusion in the exhibition.
If you can – come to Buxton and see `em
It’s a limerick led coliseum
Though it has to be said
That after they’re read
It’s more madhouse than culture museum
With a supporting poster and leaflet campaign – press and radio coverage – and the fact that Buxton is currently full of people for the International Gilbert and Sullivan Festival, it is hoped that the exhibition will attract a lot of interest.