Workshops for young people
Write Your Own World (14- to 17-year-olds)
Monday 22 October, 1 – 4pm, free
Smudge together prose, performance and sound to heighten your reality with theatre maker Dominic Biddle.
In this workshop, you’ll get to explore Dragon Hall and discover its hidden secrets with the help of a soundscape developed by Dom. Using audio as a stimulus for creative writing, you’ll return to the education room to start writing your own worlds, inspired by the things you’ll hear and the things you want to write about.
The Poetry Rebellion (11- to 13-year-olds)
Tuesday 23 October, 10am – 12pm, free
Become a rebel poet with this lawless, hands-on workshop.
In this workshop, you’ll get stuck into cut-up poetry, learn erasure techniques and word games to find out how you can use other people’s writing for your own, unruly needs!
Making a Drama (14- to 17-year-olds)
Tuesday 23 October, 1 – 4pm, free
Introduction to Scriptwriting with Donna Watmough-Triggs.
In this workshop, students will have the opportunity to develop ideas into scripts for either film or theatre, develop character and dialogue, and consider the difference between the word on paper and the word in action. Please be prepared to share your work, as we will be working in a collaborative way to bring your ideas to life.
Talking Statues: Writing a Monologue workshop (under 16s)
Wednesday 24 October, 2 – 4pm, free
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!