Talking Statues: Writing a Monologue workshop (under 16s)
If statues could talk, what stories would they tell?
YA novelist Alexander Gordon Smith will use Snap the Dragon, a resident of the Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell and one of ten statues featured in Talking Statues Norwich, as a springboard for teaching young people how to write the perfect monologue.
Monologos means “speaking alone” in Greek, but we all know that people who speak without thinking about their listener can be very dull indeed! Participants will be challenged to find a ‘voice’ for Snap and to write an engaging monologue in 350 words. They will also be encouraged to enter their finished monologue into the Talking Statues creative writing competition!
Please note: filming and photography may take place at this workshop. Consent forms for parents/guardians will be available.
About Talking Statues
Heritage Open Days weekend sees the launch of Talking Statues in Norwich, where ten of Norwich’s historic statues have been given the gift of the gab!
Using drama, humour and location technology, Talking Statues breathes new life into the statues that surround us. Some approaches are dramatic, others comic and others flights of pure fantasy. All aim to persuade the public look at the statues with new eyes.
To hear the statues speak, just bring your phone and pay them a visit! Find out more >>
Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Image credit: The Museum of Norwich at the Bridewell