Lemn Sissay's Challenges

Day 1 – I Remember

Welcome to Day 1 of The January Challenge – 31 days of creative challenges to kickstart your year!

Hundreds of people of all ages and backgrounds across the country have sent us their creative challenge ideas – and Lemn Sissay is one of the three inspiring creative people who have helped us to choose them.

Day 1 is designed by Lemn himself. Find something to write with, and let’s get started…


Write down the words ‘I remember.’
Now, write down whatever memory comes to mind – it might be something small, it might be something big – it doesn’t matter, anything goes! Every time you run out of ideas, go back and start each new line with the same words ‘I remember.’

Where will Day 1 take you?

Screenshot of a YouTube video featuring Lemn Sissay

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Here’s Lemn telling you all about his challenge ‘I Remember.’ Find the full transcript of the video by clicking here.


What will you remember about the year 2020? What memories do you want to make in 2021?


Join the conversation online by using the hashtags #TheJanuaryChallenge #64MillionArtists, and tag us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook!

Get your friends, family, colleagues and neighbours involved by sharing your memories with them.

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