Tiger, Tiger was founded in September 2010 by professional artist Peter Tinkler and poet Helen Calcutt. We now have many supporters across the UK and Europe, working together to raise a collective voice of concern over the plight of this beautiful creature. Tigers have become forgotten animals, seen in picture books, wildlife magazines, or behind bars...
Our aim is to use the spoken word as a means to raising awareness of the tiger's right to be a free animal. There are less than 3,200 tigers currently roaming a mere 7% of their former range, due to poaching, clearing of forests for the timber trade, and human settlement. Tiger ,Tiger will therefore be an ongoing campaign, raising as much financial and vocal support as possible.
Our first Launch Event will be held on the 5th March 2011, featuring poets such as Julie Boden (former Birmingham poet laureate) award winning journalist Sarah James, poet Jacqui Rowe and playwright and novelist David Calcutt, and Born Free poet in residence Richard Bonfield. This event will be a celebration of the campaign's ongoing success, hosting an evening of readings dedicated to the project's cause. All money raised will go to charity.
Submissions to the campaign are ongoing. If you would like to submit a poem, a short story, a monologue, (or a mixed bag) then please read our guidelines page. All submissions will be posted on our Tiger Blog. All submissions will be considered for the Tiger Book, due for release within the next year.
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