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: 24th June, 8th + 22nd July
Time: 11:00am to 12:30pm
Where: Online (Zoom)
Cost: £25.00 plus booking fee
Description:In times of crisis and uncertainty, poetry can bring comfort and healing. Let this poem be a hand upon your shoulder consists of a series of workshops that can help you build your resilience as you connect with others in these challenging times.
Date: 12 June, 10 July, 2022
Time: 10am to 12pm
Where: Online, Zoom
Cost: £35 per workshop
These workshops are for practitioners in the healing arts who would find further exploratory writing helpful for their work with others. My approach is experiential: we address a particular theme; share thoughts, feelings and writing which arise during the course of our time together. Participants value how we create a safe place for discussion and writing. In turn this increases the trust in process and confidence in professional practice through also addressing personal responses to issues which are challenging.
Monica is the author of a series of books on creative therapeutic writing: drawing on her own experimental and exploratory writing with exercises and notes for practitioners. She is an experienced workshop facilitator; her background is in humanistic psychotherapy and journalism; she worked as a producer for BBC Radio 4, and gained an MA in Creative Writing (Sussex University 2002). She is a founding member of the ISN (the Interdisciplinary Supervisors Network).
Contact Details & Booking
Further info: www.monicasuswin.com
Date: 14th-25th June
Time: 11am opening. Closing at 4pm on Mon, Wed, Fri and 6pm on Tues, Thurs, Sat. Closed on Sundays.
Where: Victoria Methodist Church, 1a Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS81NU (next to RWA)
FREE Exhibition and Workshops by Bristol Refugee Artists Collective / UWE Art & Design Foundation students
Workshops: The following free workshops welcome you to join in the creativity, writing and learning with our artists.
Muralist Andy Bolton on “Designing and making a public mural”, Friday, 17th June at 11-1.
Sana Elgoraish leads a creative workshop, “Painting on Fabric,” on Saturday, 18th June, 12 - 2pm
Bristol Stanza Poetry Group booked for Wednesday 22nd June at 1.30-4pm. With Martin Riezer and Lisa Lopresti. “Writing about Art” is a hands-on workshop of poetry and writing about the art works in the show.
Maria Faiomy and Rosa Michellon will lead a hands-on workshop on “Pom-Poms and Crochet” on Friday, 24th June at 11am-1pm
Date: 9th July 2022
Time: 9am to 1pm
Where: Online, Zoom, Face to face: The Artworks London Bridge, 60A Weston St, SE1 3QP
Cost: £45 with concessions available
This workshop will be informed by the Feldenkrais Method and other movement-based practise as a springboard to your own creative movement and improvised writing.
We will explore ways to enliven your body and imagination and how images and changes in our state can be taken into embodied creative practice.
This workshop will be of interest to those working with the arts, movement, performance or for anyone interested in personal development through embodied and creative expression.
Date: Sunday 10th July 2022
Time: 11:30am – 2:30pm
Where: Culpeper Community Garden, 1 Cloudesley Road, London N1 0EG
In these workshops, we provide you with writing prompts and encourage you to write freely in response to these. We focus on areas such as relationships, childhood memories and life transitions. You do not need to be skilled or experienced in creative writing to take part, you just need an openness to the process as it unfolds. The writing exercises often lead to areas of personal surprise or revelation, as an area of self-knowing that was out of our awareness emerges.