The ability to create a whole new world is the basis of great fantasy writing.
JRR Tolkien, George RR Martin and of course, Sir Terry Pratchett (yes, I was tempted to stick RR in there) set a very high bar that all writers must strive for when planning their fantastical stories.
Join us as Ben Slythe – using examples from Discworld – takes us step by step into a world populated by anything and everything your imagination can dream up. There have to be rules, as Terry Pratchett explains:
“You are allowed to make pigs fly, but you must take into account the depradations on the local bird life and the need for people in heavily flown over areas to carry stout umbrellas at all times”.
Not to mention an army of people ready to move out with shovels!
Tickets for the workshop are £8 and can be booked here.
Where and When:
Room 11 at the Medway Adult Education, Rochester Community Hub.
1.30pm – 3.30pm, Saturday, April 27th.
It will follow the Juvenile Crafters’ Guild which will take place between 10.30am – 12.30pm.
April’s Write Then Socialise will also take place the same day, from 10am-1pm in the cafe next door. There will be space in Room 11 for parents who wish to write while their children are crafting.
No tickets are required for the Juvenile Crafters’ Guild or Write Then Socialise.
Crafty fun for all the family with a selection of activities inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld series.
Make your own witches or wizard’s hat, decorate a Quantum Weather Butterfly or Maskerade Mask, mind your nose with the springy eggs, or get your hands clay-mucky with golems and trolls!
No need to book but we do ask a £1 donation per child in order to re-stock our craft store.
We look forward to seeing you 🙂
As you know, we’re greatly involved with both the Kent and Medway Dementia Action Alliances, which has informed our Memory Box project in adapting to different groups of people telling us their stories.
Dementia Memory Cafes are a growing resource across the country for people living with dementia and their carers, to come together for support and to combat social isolation.
We dropped into the Rochester cafe last week on what would have been Sir Terry Pratchett’s 69th birthday, taking along a few Quantum Weather Butterflies and some random reminiscence items, thus combining The Turtle Moves with The Memory Box.
The Rochester cafe is organised by Alzheimer’s volunteer John Portman and takes place on the last Friday in the month at St.Peter’s Church in The Delce from 1.30-3.30pm. There’s plenty of free, on street parking and a warm welcome awaits you.
Fun and activities for all ages inspired by Sir Terry Pratchett’s Discworld.
Community Hub and High Street, Saturday, October 8. 10am-4pm
We were too far down the line to organise a tribute to STP last year, but were keen to keep his name and work alive. ‘The Turtle Moves’ is the call of Discworld fans across the Roundworld!
Amidst the usual creative writing workshops, Cafe Crawl and author talks this year, the RLF has a wonderful day of craft activities planned for all ages.
As part of our 2016 festival, Written Worlds, Inspiring Places, we’re running a Discworld inspired Family Arts Trail called The Turtle Moves.
More good news for us – the brilliant City of Rochester Society – who do so much to conserve the character and heritage of our fair city – have very generously awarded us a £500 grant towards expenses and materials for this year’s festival.