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 UK time unless otherwise specified)
Date: Friday 26th August
Time: 11:00am to 1:30pm
Where: Tate Britain, Millbank, Westminster, London, SW1P 4HU
Let's get together, tap into our creativity and discover more about ourselves through poetry, self-reflective writing and conversation.
“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that's your own self.” Aldous Huxley
The emphasis of this group is on self-discovery and self-improvement.
We meet at selected bespoke cafés and places of interest throughout Central London.
This August we will be at Tate Britain, using paintings selected paintings from 1500’s - 1800’s as prompts to inspire our writing.
No prior knowledge of poetry, art or expressive writing is required; you simply need to be willing to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.
Charmaine Pollard is an experienced Certified Poetry Therapist, with a passion for leading writing and poetry therapy workshops with a particular focus on resilience. She is author of Writing for Resilience, a book that harnesses the power of writing to help boost self-awareness and strengthen resilience.
For booking and more information
Date: 16th September to 2nd December
Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm
Where: Online (Zoom)
Cost: £25.00 plus booking fee
In times of crisis and uncertainty, poetry can bring comfort and healing.
Let this poem be a hand upon your shoulder, consists of workshops that can help you explore feelings, and build your resilience as you connect with others in these challenging times.
The theme for the workshops was inspired by a poem written by Deborah Cooper.
The workshops will take place online, in a closed group on Zoom. All you need is a laptop/ iPad/computer/phone to join.
We will use carefully selected poems as a springboard for writing, reflection and conversations.
The workshops are for anyone who wants additional resources, in these unsettling times. It is for those who enjoy creativity, journalling, writing for personal or professional development.
No prior knowledge of poetry or expressive writing is required; you simply need to be willing to share, reflect and experiment with words in a supportive environment.
Charmaine Pollard is an experienced poetry therapist, counsellor, and life coach with a passion for leading therapeutic writing workshops to promote health and well-being. She is author of Writing for Resilience, a book that harnesses the power of writing to help boost creativity and self-expression, whilst strengthening resilience.
Bookings via Eventbrite
Date: 24th/25th September
Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: The Artworks London Bridge, 60A Weston St, SE1 3QP
Cost: £150 (concessions available)
Date: 19th November
Time: 9:00am to 1:00pm
Where: The Artworks London Bridge, 60A Weston St, SE1 3QP or Online via Zoom
Cost: £45 (concessions available)