Creative Writing at Weston Park Museum

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These birdy photos are from the first in a series of five workshops at Weston Park Museum. We had a great time writing about the ‘Over South Yorkshire Skies’ exhibition, which catalogues all the birds to be seen and heard in South Yorkshire.

I’ll be running another four workshops over the coming months, inspired by the museum’s collections. Each session will take inspiration from a different exhibition. The details are below:

Session 2 Sheffield Life and Times Saturday 21 November 2015 10.30am- 1.30pm

This creative writing workshop will take inspiration from the collection Sheffield Life and Times.  The exhibition explores the many things that make Sheffield what it is today; its industrial past and political history, its people and  its green space. We will learn about Sheffield through the histories of those who have lived here and tell our own stories about the city.

Session 3  Secret Egypt Saturday 12th December 10.30am – 1.30pm

Our writing will use the themes of archaeology and excavation to investigate our own stories as well as those of the ancient past.

Session 4 Natural History Saturday 16th January 10.30am – 1.30pm

Inspired by the What on Earth collection we will use the natural world as inspiration for our writing. Participants will explore their own ideas about animals, their habitats and their relationship with humans throughout our history.

Session 5 Treasures Saturday 20th February 2015 10.30am-1.30pm

To celebrate 2016 as the museum’s ‘year of making’ we will be taking our inspiration from the Treasures exhibition which celebrates craftsmanship all around the world. As well as exploring the collection we will look at the ways in which making an object compares making meaning and the objects that are meaningful to us in our own lives.

Sessions cost £15

Please book in advance on 0114 278 2655 or

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