April’s Write Then Socialise will take place during our annual Terry Pratchett celebration, The Turtle Moves, from 10am-1pm in Rochester Community Hub cafe.
The workshops will be in Room 11 at the Rochester hub, and parents who wish to write while their children are crafting are welcome in there instead. The Juvenile Crafters’ Guild runs from 10.30am-12.30pm
We’re also delighted that writer Kerry Hancock is joining us in Room 11 between 11am-12pm. Born and raised in Medway, her life long dream of becoming an author has been realised with the release of her first book ‘The Task’ due this year. A fantasy adventure for young and old, it’s the first in a trilogy.
Kerry will share her story of how she was picked up by her publisher and do a Q&A on the publishing process.
A World Building Workshop using examples from the Discworld will follow between 1.30-3.30pm. See here for details.
Saturday 13 October 10am-4pm.
We wanted to have a day of workshops from which you could leave with a blueprint for your own story. This could be one you’ve been working on for some time and need to kick start, or one where you have just the seed of an idea and need to nurture it. Either way, these workshops covering Concept, Character and Conflict will help you thrash out the story you need to tell.
We have three very different workshops for you this year: Try your hand at screenwriting, be brave and learn about self publishing, or figure out where your story will take place with our world building session.
Following on from taster sessions in September, Medway Libraries and the University of Kent offer beginners the opportunity to develop their writing skills.
As part of our 2016 festival, Written Worlds, Inspiring Places, we’re running a Discworld inspired Family Arts Trail called The Turtle Moves.
We’re hosting 4 themed writing workshops during our 2015 festival, Live’n’Local, as part of the BBC’s Get Creative campaign – a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity.
The Sparky Project, an offshoot of the Imagination Your Nation initiative, has several opportunities coming up as part of their commitment to develop and deliver a wide choice of creative activities to the community. The workshops will give local people the chance to experience, hands on, the art and craft involved in producing the two main character structures for the Fuse Festival Opening Parade.
Half Term Family Workshops: Thursday, May 30th and Friday, May 31st from 11am – 1pm
An Evening of Making: Parade Stuctures (over 18s) Wednesday, May 29th and Thursday, May 30th 6.30pm – 9.30pm http://sparkyprojectevening.eventbrite.co.uk/
Creative Workshop @ Medway Deaf Club: Tuesday, May 28th and Saturday, June 1st 12noon – 4pm.
They are currently also looking to provide several volunteer opportunities to assist with the delivery of this year’s Opening Parade production. http://vinspired.com/organisations/8289-the-sparky-project
The Sparky Project is a not for profit art organisation based in Medway, who aim to offer wider participation in the creative arts, by providing hands on experiences with professional artists of all genres. Working with schools, community groups, volunteering agencies and professional creatives, they offer opportunities for everybody, irrespective of skill level.
For more information about the Sparky Project and how to get involved visit www.sparkyproject.co.uk