Creative writing and heroic adventures

We’re halfway through but there’s still lots more to do!

Whether you’re an experienced writer or a fledging, stretching those itchy pen fingers for the first time, we have three opportunities coming up for you to hone your skills and find inspiration from like minded people. You’ll find links to the booking forms highlighted.

Firstly, Write Around Town, led by our friends Barry and Sam of ME4Writers. Join them on a tour of our fair city, and let its stories unlock your creativity with creative writing exercises.

Next, the Potlatch – bring something to the table. Pen(s) and paper are a must, together with your favourite book, or part thereof, that you feel interprets our Other Worlds, Other Voices theme.

Our final workshop is led by Philip Kane. In From Sorcery to Starships, Philip will help us to craft and explore a world of our own creation that can form the basis of a whole series of novels. We’re thinking big here, but we don’t expect you to walk away with your own fully formed version of Pratchett’s Discworld, just a good idea of how to do it!

The Hero’s Journey – A Call to Adventure is an evening with Bill Lewis, our Big Night Out on Saturday, charting the myth and legends that influence film and television . There are now only a dozen or so tickets remaining, with many people turning up on the night – secure yours here to avoid disappointment.

And finally: Alice! Another truly one off event, featuring readings and original music and song, with dancers interpreting the characters from one of the most well loved children’s novels of all time. Come with us through the looking glass, down the rabbit hole and into a wonderland. It features members of the City of Rochester Symphony Orchestra, professional dancers and local musicians Didi Bergman and Brides of Rain, all led by the incomparable Jacob Bride. Book your ticket here – at just £3 you are being completely spoilt, as it’s doubtful this will ever be repeated, certainly not at that price. When it’s the talk of the town, you can say: “I was there!”

Our art exhibition is on display in Rochester Community Hub and Library until 4pm on Saturday – do pop along to see the beautiful and unusual work by our wonderful artists.

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