I’m facilitating a series of half hour creative writing workshops over Friday lunchtimes at The Lighthouse in Glasgow. The workshops take place in the beautiful Britain From Above aerial photography exhibition. The photos are part of the unique Aerofilms collection of aerial photographs from 1919-1953.
How did I get involved?
I’ve been working with the Govan Reminiscence Group over several months creating digital stories for Britain from Above. I’ll blog about that project soon.
The Friday Lunchtime Workshops
I’ve chosen one photo as the focus for each workshop. For example there’s a picture of The Clyde Foundry – thought to be the biggest glass clad structure in Europe at the time – it’s now demolished. The theme of that workshop will be windows. Windows on the past, windows on the future. Looking out and looking in…
Each workshop is just half an hour so you can come on your lunch break and they’re free. I’m hoping to record some of the participants reading their work at the end of each workshop so we can add audio clips to the photos online on the Britain From Above website. Participants can continue their work at home and add it to the website later too.
I’m facilitating workshops on 28th March, 4th April, 11th April and the 18th April. Poet Towona Sithole is facilitating the workshop on 25th April, they’re all from 12.30pm – 1.00pm in the Britain From Above Exhibition at The Lighthouse.
Book a Place
You can book a place on any of the creative writing workshops here.
These workshops are part of a series of free workshops running in the Britain from Above exhibition at the Lighthouse including drawing, glass etching and felting. Find out more about the other workshops on The Lighthouse website here.
Thanks to Brian Wilkinson from Britain From Above for helping me to research the photos in advance of the workshops.