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Offsite programme

Fri 2 Mar - Fri 13 Apr 2018

1-3pm / Beach Creative, Herne Bay / £60 for 6 sessions

Fridays only

Weekly (excluding 30th March)

£60 for 6 sessions or £12 per session

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In each of the first five weeks of these workshops a section of The Waste Land will be explored, looking at themes like myth, religion, memory and prophecy. During every session participants will be prompted to write (in either poetry or short prose) their individual responses based on their experiences, and will regularly be given the opportunity to share their writing and receive feedback. On the sixth week, each writer will be given an opportunity to either fine-tune individual pieces or tie their five pieces together, inspired by the form of The Waste Land.

Teacher, artist and prize-winning writer, Gary Studley, was a member of Canterbury’s Laureate Squad and former Poet-in-Residence at Canterbury Roman Museum. He co-founded Soundlines, and comperes spoken word nights at Deal’s Lighthouse, Canterbury’s Jolly Sailor and Sound Lines at Beach Creative. His play, Poem, was recently performed as part of The Marlowe Theatre's remembrance project, Return of The Unknown.

This is an independent event organised by members of the public in response to Turner Contemporary's invitation to create an event or activity inspired by The Waste Land, T.S. Eliot's legacy, and Turner Contemporary's exhibition Journeys with 'The Waste Land'.