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SPONSORED: Free community workshops on offer at Norden Farm

SPONSORED: Free community workshops on offer at Norden Farm

Credit: Suzi Corker

Norden Farm Centre for the Arts launches a new series of free community workshops to help you get creative and stay connected while we stay safe at home during lockdown.

Lockdown Town: Poetry Workshops are led by Maidenhead resident, poet and author Simon Mole. Norden Farm is inviting you, the community, to take part and contribute to a poem that they have commissioned Simon to write about our shared experiences during this time. The final poem will be made into a short film featuring animation by Scott Tyrrell.

You can get involved by taking part in these free workshops to explore your poetry skills with Simon, taking place via Zoom on Tuesday 2, Thursday 4 and Friday 5 February from 11am – 11.45am. These fun, relaxed sessions are open to ages 18+ years and all abilities. You can book to get involved in one, two or all the sessions, places are limited so must be pre booked.

At the Tuesday workshop, seeing things differently is the key and on Thursday, participants will be exploring the theme of place. Simon will begin each session with some fun (and quite silly) games before he guides participants through a step by step exercise to write a poem of their own.

At the final Friday workshop, participants will contribute to the writing of a community poem called Lockdown Town, that Norden Farm have commissioned Simon to write. Simon will collate the words of the public and work with illustrator Scott Tyrell to create a poem and animation that reflects this time.

Spaces are limited so must be pre-booked via the Norden Farm website here or through the Box Office team on 01628 788997.

As part of the project, Norden Farm will also be hosting virtual workshops out in the community with a local school, and community groups including Family Friends and RBWM Achieving for Children.

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