WRITELondon has workshops running during the SLOW DOWN LONDON festival which runs in town from the 24th of April for ten days.
What is Slow Down London?
Slow Down London is a new project to inspire Londoners to improve their lives by slowing down to do things well. Slow Down London will hold a campaign and festival (24 April – 4 May 09), offering ideas and opportunities to help us challenge the cult of speed and appreciate the world around us.
There’s three slightly different WRITELondon workshops taking place, so check them out, forward them on, to anyone that you know interested in taking writing in and out of stimulating contexts and re-opening sleepy winter eyes to the buzz of spring. Come and join me, it would be great to see you!
Type ‘WRITELondon’ into the website and check out the workshops, or click on the links for:
Saturday 2nd May
WRITELondon: The London Canal Write:
Join poets Jasmine Ann Cooray and Miriam Nash on a creative walk along London’s canals. Stopping on the way to write, reflect and share, we’ll draw inspiration from the scenery, our stories and our senses on this truly slow journey through our city. No writing experience necessary; bring a pen, paper and comfy shoes.
date: 02 May 09 time: 11:00 – 16:00 cost: £8 / £5 concessions location: tbc (check this website for updates) tel: 07853 445872 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday 3rd May
WRITELondon: Creative Writing on the Move
Join poet and educator Jasmine Ann Cooray on this site-specific creative writing workshop designed for writers across abilities and genres. You will be escorted on a treasure trail of locations that explore movement and stillness in our capital, from the ants’ nest of inner city swarms to the peace of an overgrown cemetery. Each space affords its own fresh inspiration guided by simple and flexible writing exercises, and you are guaranteed to find some gold paving in this town again.
date: 03 May 09 time: 11:00 – 16:00 cost: £8 / £5 concessions location: Meet in Soho Square, London, W1D tel: 07853 445872 email: email@example.com
Monday 4th May
WRITELondon: Character Watch
Join poet and educator Jasmine Ann Cooray on a site-specific creative writing adventure. You will be escorted around different locations within the capital, observing, approaching and sketching members of the public, collecting characters for use in monologue or dialogue exercises. Suitable for any level of experience with writing. Take this opportunity to observe your fellow urbanites more closely, make new connections, and open out your mind to what the city can bring you.
date: 04 May 09 time: 11:00 – 15:00 cost: £8 / £5 concessions location: Soho Square, London, W1D tel: 07853 445872 email: firstname.lastname@example.org Each workshop runs over a short day (11-3 or 4pm) and is semi-structured, with writing exercises designed to compliment each space we visit.