2pm – 4pm 5th & 19th October, 2nd & 16th November
Join Wales Book of the Year shortlisted author, Judith Barrow to craft your own short story over the course of 4 sessions.
Week 1: How long is a short story? Setting
Week2: Who’s who? Creating the main characters— protagonist and antagonist. Who are they? What, how and why are they?
Week 3: Theme and Plot – does a short story have a plot?
Week 4: Using tenses and points of view. The end— denouement, a twist in the tail or open-ended?
£20 for the full course
On Wednesday 8th September, 10.00-4.00, jeweller Sara Lloyd-Morris and artist Linda Norris will be leading a jewllery making workshop based around found shards.
This will be an fun, interactive day with the chance to express your creativity, learn new skills and upcycle pieces of broken pottery or sea glass into unique pieces of contemporary jewellery.
Bring along any found or broken pieces and a packed lunch. Spaces are strictly limited and price includes coffee and biscuits.
***This workshop has now sold out***
In this celebration of Welsh women’s history and creativity there will be the opportunity to write poetry, share it in an exhibition of vintage china (upcycled by artist Linda Norris) and join together for an afternoon tea:
*On Saturday 31st July (10.30 – 3pm) there will be a poetry writing workshop based on ‘shards’. Bring along some found china, sea glass or a shard of pottery from a broken heirloom and be guided through a series of exercises to inspire your writing.
*At the end of the session, you will choose a line from your writing to appear on some vintage china as we celebrate the mudlarkers, resourceful mothers and housewives whose histories are fragmented or forgotten in time. This work will be created by artist Linda Norris in her studio.
*On Saturday 28th August at 3pm, there will be an afternoon tea for participants to launch an exhibition of the finished work.
*At the end of September, we’ll be in touch and participants will be welcome to collect and treasure their unique artworks as heirlooms of the future!
£50 per person (generously subsidised by the National Lottery Heritage Fund) and spaces are strictly limited. Bring a packed lunch.
***THIS IS NOW FULLY SUBSCRIBED***
On Saturday 5th December at 11 am, we will be hosting a Zoom Crafternoon in aid of Mind.
This will be an informal chatty workshop to bring people together in these isolating times. We will be creating Christmas-themed ‘Cup of Tea Greetings Cards’ for the tea-drinkers in our lives, to send the feeling of wellbeing far and wide!
In history, women have been dismissed as the ‘tea makers’. This workshop will celebrate the benefits of a cup of tea and chat with friends and the significance it still holds in all our lives.
Register for this event by donating below. ALL proceeds will go to Mind and materials will be sent to the address registered on your PayPal account. If there are any queries or you would prefer to donate another way, please email [email protected]