TOASTies family workshop
Please note: There is a maximum of two adults per family group. One ticket is required per workshop attendee – big or small!
Come along to a free family afternoon of word play and creative activities in the grounds of medieval Dragon Hall! We’re delighted to welcome TOAST producers – poet, performer and arts practitioner, Lewis Buxton, and writer and arts producer, Daisy Henwood – for an afternoon of entertainment in the sun.
‘Lewis is a great teacher, he makes us learn everything indirectly and in a fun way.’ – Ahmed, 11, Villiers High School
Budding writers aged 5-11 will have the chance to hear some poetry, explore the curious world of word-play and learn fun writing tricks that will spark their imagination and inspire their own poems. Bring your own snacks and enjoy our beautiful building, based in the heart of Norwich UNESCO City of Literature – all are welcome.
We’d love to hear from you what families need from us to make the space welcoming and engaging for big and small people, ahead of the full TOASTies day in August!
TOAST makes live poetry events and workshops with the best poets in the UK. Founded in 2016, we find the strongest voices in poetry and support their careers. Based in Norwich, our goal is to make entertaining, engaging events that bring new audiences and new poets together. Through our events and workshops we find, train and give a platform to poets whilst creating communities between artists and audiences.
TOAST is funded by the Arts Council England with support from the Norwich Arts Centre, the National Centre for Writing and the Young Norfolk Arts Trust.
About the workshop leaders…
Lewis Buxton is a poet, performer and arts producer. In 2018/19 his pamphlet ‘Weight’ was selected as one of the Poetry School & Nine Arches Press Primers Volume 4 poets. Lewis was the recipient of the 2018 UEA Literacy Festival Bursary for Creative Writing. His work has been published in Magma, Ambit and Oxford Poetry. He has performed in theatres and at Literary festivals across the country. He teaches creative writing in schools and is a First Story writer-in-residence. His debut poetry collection, Boy in Various Poses was published by Nine Arches Press in May 2021.
Daisy Henwood is a writer and arts producer. Her research explores Ecofeminism & Climate Activism in Rebecca Solnit’s work, and she is interested in reading and writing as ways of engaging with the climate crisis. She runs creative writing workshops for the National Centre of Writing, the Young Norfolk Arts Trust, and the Norfolk Wildlife Trust, as well as in schools around East Anglia. She currently lives in Norwich.