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Writing poetry

LONDON SE11: Ransacking the Museum

Date: Saturday 27 May, 2017 - Saturday 1 July, 2017
Time: 10:30 AM
Price: £144 (£136/£116 concessions)
Venue address:
The Poetry School, 81 Lambeth Walk, London SE11 6DX

Publicity material for this event says:

Ransack the Natural History Museum for metaphors and allegories before incorporating its exhibits into new poems of your own.

Are there enough floating blue whales in your poems? How about dinosaur skeletons and giant cells? This two part workshop encourages you to ransack the Natural History Museum for metaphors and allegories. The first day will begin at Lambeth where we'll look together at poems inspired by museum exhibits and objects from the past. In the afternoon, we'll then head en masse to Kensington for you to investigate the museum with your notebook in hand, thinking about different ways you might use its exhibits to explore human relationships and concerns. You'll have a month to come up with your own original pieces before the second day, which will focus on workshopping your own poems inspired by the visit.

A two-day workshop running 10:30 – 16:30 on Saturday 27th May (Reading and Museum Day) and Saturday 1st July (Workshop Day).

0207 582 1679 /

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