Engaging with the landscapes we know and love

Looking for the right words to catch the real feeling of a place is often a way of learning to see it for the first time. This creative writing workshop will encourage you to take pleasure in turning our landscape and cityscape into words and in sharing what you write.

Based at Kelston Old Barn, Kelston Roundhill, take your inspiration from the views and the surrounding countryside, or else use the workshop time to reflect on aspects of the Bath landscape you already know and love.  Whether or not you’ve ever written anything before, Bath writer, Sue Boyle will guide and support you.

With your permission, writings created at the workshop will be shared on the Bathscape website and displayed in Bath over the winter for others to enjoy.

Sue Boyle organised the well known Bath Poetry Cafe for many years and now runs the regular sell-out Cafe Writing Days in Bath. She has two published poetry collections and her plays have been performed at the literature festivals in Taunton and Torbay. Her poem ‘A Leisure Centre is Also a Temple of Learning’ – set in Bath Leisure Centre – is a Forward Poem of the Decade.  She also programmes the annual World War One Commemoration at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution in Queen Square.

Start Date Sunday 17th September 2017
Start Time 13:30
Duration 4 - 5 hours
Distance up to 1 mile / 1.6 km
Places Available 30
Meeting Point Meet at Kelston Old Barn, take the farm track off A431 (signposted for 'Old Barn') park at the New Barn and walk to the Old Barn. There is a small amount of parking at the Old Barn for people with mobility issues.

Details

Start / Finish

Meet at Kelston Old Barn, take the farm track off A431 (signposted for 'Old Barn') park at the New Barn and walk to the Old Barn. There is a small amount of parking at the Old Barn for people with mobility issues.
Public transport: buses 19 or 37 go to Kelston from Bath Bus Station/Keynsham Station.

Terrain

Grassy hillside (you decide how far to walk).

Footwear

Comfortable footwear

Facilities

Toilets/catering facilities at Kelston Old Barn; some refreshments provided.

Leader(s)

Sue Boyle (local poet and writer)

Meeting Point

Meet at Kelston Old Barn, take the farm track off A431 (signposted for 'Old Barn') park at the New Barn and walk to the Old Barn. There is a small amount of parking at the Old Barn for people with mobility issues.