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Free Storytelling Workshops

Stories are an important part of how we make sense of our own lives and the experiences of our community. These free workshops offer a safe space to create and share short stories and poems that reflect our lives. Our expert storyteller, Alan Barrett, will be on hand to support and guide a fun and engaging creative process. He will work together with individuals to help capture their creativity, whether by recording their spoken words or scribing on their behalf as they share their stories. A selection of the stories will be published in a book and all contributors will receive a copy for free! 

We are keen to ensure that these workshops are accessible for all older adults including those with dementia, other long term health conditions and their carers. Please let us know if you have any special access needs.

This project is being run in partnership with the Beth Johnson Foundation. The workshops will offer an LGBT+ friendly space but are open to everyone.

Sessions in September and October 2023

Tue 12th Sep, 10am to 12.30pm – Creating a poetry book with different generations (Led by Alan Barrett): Session 1

Thu 14th Sep, 1pm to 3pm – Creating a poetry book with different generations (Led by Alan Barrett): Session 2

Tue 26th Sep, 10am to 12.30pm – Storytelling in a tent with Alan Barrett & Guest Artist

Thu 28th Sep 2023, 2pm to 4pm – Roaming Poets Session with Alan Barrett and local poets

Tue 3rd Oct, 10am to 12.30pm – How to tell a story with Alan Barrett

Thu 26th Oct, 11am to 12pm – Community Hub Library Project Celebration with BJF

Spaces are limited so please book your place.

For further details click here to view the promotional flyer

Beth Johnson Foundation and OLGBT Sharing Stories Together

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