Young Poet Laureate required!

The London Legacy Development Corporation is looking for 6 young poets Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The search has begun to find a young poet who will perform in and around the Olympic Park.

Aged between 18 and 25 and from London, they will become the London Legacy Development Corporation's Young Poet Laureate for a year and take part in several events.

This would include some big and little moments within the life of the area in Stratford, east London, as the Park reopens in phases a year after the London 2012 Games.

The work of the young poet should reflect "the changing capital" city, the LLDC said.

LLDC chief executive Dennis Hone said: "This programme is part of ambitious plans for arts and culture in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and the surrounding area. It is our vision for east London to be a thriving cultural district, and the Park will play a key part in that transformation."

Applications are invited to become one of six young poets who will take part in events and workshops over the summer before the overall winner is named.

More information on the Young Poet Laureate for London can be found online at www.spreadtheword.org.uk.

Applications close on June 24.

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