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4 week creative writing course
Saturday 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th of July, 1 til 4 pm
Adults only (Open to all abilities)
Book via Box Office
Saturdays 17 & 24 September 2016
1 – 4.30pm
The Irving Room, Kings Theatre, Albert Road, Southsea
Ferry Tales Creative Writing Workshops
Free (booking essential)
Ferry Tales is a community-based project which links the Isle of Wight to mainland ports, through the inter-connection of verbal, aural and visual arts. Poets, Robyn Bolam and Lydia Fulleylove and singer-songwriters, Paul Armfield and Dom Prag will involve groups – from ferry travellers to the socially and physically isolated – in making songs and poems exploring significant arrivals and departures in their lives, using commissioned photographs by Mark Lanigan. These, with writings and a soundtrack, will be showcased in exhibitions and events at a mainland port and on the Island. Lydia, guest poet, Maggie Sawkins, Robyn and Dom will also run workshops at several venues, mainland and Island.
Source: About the project
May – July 2016
A pilot poetry project for people living with dementia, based at Newman Court Resource Centre in Basingstoke.
PEOPLE LIKE US
People like us we didn’t go abroad.
We went to the beach on a charabanc.
There were so many people you had to fight for space.
We sat with our clothes on. Chocker block.
They didn’t have tights in those days.
The deckchairs used to end up upside down.
Two bob for an hour. All day for a pound.
We used to buy a Mr Whippy in a wafer.
We were easily pleased.
My mum knitted me a two piece
and when I went for a swim —
the weight of the water made it drop!
You could hear the mums and dads shouting:
‘Don’t kick the sand over there!’
What pleasure was it really?
It was a big event to go down to the sea.
Saturday 7 May 2016, Portsmouth Cathedral, Old Portsmouth
A presentation in which I’ll be discussing how writing can help to foster empathy and compassion. Illustrated with poem films from the award-winning live literature production, Zones of Avoidance.
Details of the day’s events can be found here:
Very proud to be included in this campaign to inspire the young people of Portsmouth.
Monday 11 January 2016
A Reading from Zones of Avoidance
Winchester Discovery Centre
Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB
£5 on the door