So here it is, our last session of 2020, in which we take a whistle-stop tour of techniques and prompts used over the last 6 weeks and apply them to the creation of a Christmas/seasonal message! Combine the piece you produce from this tutorial with Laura's challenge to take footage of your Christmas, and you … Continue reading Building your writing muscles – Christmas Special
Take a look at our penultimate writing session of 2020 as we use lists to order our thoughts about different aspects of our life - the beginning of editing! https://videopress.com/v/HODi3ojR?preloadContent=metadata
Use this tutorial video to inspire a series of short free-writes inspired by lines from the famous poem Wild Geese, which contains within it ideas of goodness, guilt, repentance, the physical body, and our relationship with nature. https://videopress.com/v/OkU2VCkI?preloadContent=metadata
For this week's writing session, please grab an object that you can write about - heirloom, keepsake, gift - and follow along with our free-writing instructions! https://videopress.com/v/I1KzQk0t?preloadContent=metadata
Hi all! Here's a captioned video of our second writing session, where we used an "interrupted free-write" to stretch our ability to keep our writing flowing. Have a go, and see where it takes you... https://videopress.com/v/WDtDVjgK?preloadContent=metadata
Welcome to the new, online Celebrating Change for these "unprecedented times"! The following video is our captioned resource for building your writing muscles. Follow along with 30 minutes of timed free-writing exercises, and get your notebook started. https://videopress.com/v/Pwd9YTZM?preloadContent=metadata
The final digital story from lats year's Celebrating Change is this from Tracy - and just in the nick of time, as we can now reveal that Arts Council England is supporting us for a second year! Watch this space for more details of taster sessions leading up to our project start date on Thursday … Continue reading A filmpoem by Tracy
Here's a digital story that's a lot of fun. Sandra took the shape of Rudyard Kipling's most famous poem "If", and made it into her own story. We hope you enjoy her ingenuity!
Nick uses vintage footage of Cannon Street to make his poem even more powerful. We hope you enjoy and share his work!
As poetry-lovers mourn the passing of the wonderful Mary Oliver, we'd like to bring you this piece of memoir by Joyce. Like Mary Oliver, Joyce finds solace and a spiritual connection in nature. Although the fields and wild places of her childhood may be changed, some remain preserved, and all are celebrated. Have a peaceful … Continue reading A digital story by Joyce Skinner
Here's a simple photo-montage film using the Ken Burns effect, from our workshop participant Gwen. We love her story about how the loss of her beloved dog led to an unexpected influx of garden visitors... Remember, we'd love to feature poems, stories, memoirs and films by anyone who would like to celebrate the changes in … Continue reading A digital story by Gwen
A fitting poem for this strange part of the year, Jo gives us lyrical and atmospheric images of journeying through the cold... For more writing by Jo, check out her blog.