Creative Writing Challenge 3

We are delighted to set our third Creative Writing Challenge!

You can view some of the submissions to Challenge #2 here.

This music is a Sarabande – a type of slow dance – by Bach, performed on the guitar by Sean Shibe, one of our amazing Associate Artists. This piece is on Sean’s new album.

How to take the challenge (Challenge 2):
The challenge is free and open to all, but specifically designed for all children aged 4-11.
All you have to do is listen to this piece of music.

What does it make you feel? What does it make you imagine? Where does it take you – to another landscape, another time, another body?

Now, either while you’re listening to the music or immediately afterwards, create a poem, story or any other response to the music.

You don’t have to know anything about the music to take the challenge. Just think about how it makes you feel and get writing!

Send your finished work to over the summer holidays.
Please include your name and your age. If you have worked with Apollo musicians in school, please also include your school and year group.

It’s not a competition, but writers will receive a certificate and the musicians will select their favourite pieces of writing for display on the Apollo Music Projects website.

We can’t wait to see your creations!

For more information or our press release, please email

Entries for past challenges are still welcomed after their deadlines, so try Challenges 1 and 2 too!