There are a lot of events going on at the moment, run both by ourselves and our members. We don't want you to miss out, so please find below a summary of the events happening over the next few months. We'll continue to update it every time someone sends in something new! (All times are in timezone GMT+1 unless otherwise specified)
Date: 4th January 2021 - 20th March 2021, 6 weeks of lessons at your own pace between these dates.
Date: Starting Monday 18th January 2021 for four weeks
Cost: $98 (approx. £75)
Date: Wednesdays, 20th January until 17th February
Time: 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Cost: £60 (£30 for Lapidus Members)
Winter, the spring of genius
“And don't think the garden loses its ecstasy in winter. It's quiet, but the roots are down there riotous.” -Rumi
This 5-week writing for wellbeing series, offers a safe and creative space to harness the season's wild and still nature, in all its magnificent messiness and seeming harshness.
Discovering what you can learn about yourself in winter, through poetry and other writing exercises, this course is about finding the twinkles in the coal pile: Understanding how you feel about winter, what you’re grateful for, how you can embrace it, and, survive and thrive the rest of the winter.
Understand where you are in winter, what you are grateful for, leaning into the dark to find the light, embracing darkness and stillness and the alchemy of winter.
Dates and Times: Thursday 21 January at 5pm-6pm, Saturday 23 January at 11am-12pm, Friday 5 February at 10am-11am
Cost is on a sliding scale.
If that all sounds a bit meta, I promise you it's super practical and packed with ideas.
Join me, Francesca Baker, for a workshop focused on how to market your workshops. Whether you’re running writing workshops, poetry sessions, an expressive arts series or something entirely new and cool, this workshop will help you reach audiences and sell tickets.
We will cover
My skillset and experience are varied - covering copywriting, journalism, marketing, research and PR - but always centred around communication and creating a connection. Ultimately, I work with stories - and creating the right messages to resonate with an audience. I’ve been working in marketing for over twelve years, with a particular passion for the arts. Clients include The National Lottery, The National Trust, Margate Bookie, Lapidus International, Moving Pieces, Fairtrade, Tesco, Mitsubishi, Carers Trust, Lord Mayor's Appeal, Takeda, Diabetes UK, The Times, BBC, Metro, Stylist, Australia Times and more.
You can find out more at www.andsoshethinks.co.uk and follow me on all social media @andsoshethinks
Dates and Times: Saturday 23 January at 10am-12pm, Saturday 30 January at 3pm to 5pm, Saturday 6 February at 10am to 12pm
Where: Online (Zoom)
Cost:£45, Early bird price £36 (before Jan 10)
Date: 23rd January (Balance), 20th February (Potentialities), 20th March (Growing)
Time: 10.00am to 12.30pm
Read Write Express offer workshops for adults who wish to explore writing as a means of improving wellbeing, gaining confidence and moving forward with life.
The workshops provide a nurturing and supportive space to experience different writing and other fun, releasing and relaxing exercises to help participants stimulate their creativity and encourage self-awareness. Writing experience not essential, just a willingness to join in and give it a go.
Writing is optionally shared with the group and participants are encouraged to respond from their own experience of hearing it as opposed to offering a critique. This is the difference between writing for self development and creative writing for literary development. Writing and voicing writing in this way can be therapeutic but these workshops are not group therapy and participants need to be aware of this when choosing what to write or share
Classes held monthly. Check website for dates.
Balance: Through reading, visualisation, free-writing and sharing, we will explore what we use to maintain our equilibrium which is useful to hold in store for difficult times. To book, click here.
Potentialities: Through reading, visualisation, free-writing and sharing, we will contemplate "potentialities" in ourselves and situations and explore through our curiosity and our writing how we may develop these to help take us forward. To book, click here.
Growing: Through reading, visualisation, free-writing and sharing, we will contemplate the theme of "growing" both in the natural world and in ourselves and explore how we might grow. To book, click here.
Date: 23rd January
Date: Last Friday of each month
Cost: £10 per session
Date: The course is 12 hours set over six Monday nights, starting on the 1st February and are as follows:
Session 1: Spirit and Serenity – 1st Feb
Session 2: Magic and Art 8th Feb
Session 3: Nature and Sunlight – 15th Feb
Session 4: Grief and Remembrance – 22nd Feb
Session 5: Healing and Transformation – 1st March
Session 6: Life and Sexuality – 8th March
Cost: Full Price: £130; Concession (low wage): £100; Funded (no wage): £10.
Date: Saturday, February 20th
Time: 9am - 12pm
Where: Via Zoom