I’m in the process of writing a song cycle – both words and music – to help bring to life the history of these wonderful Weavers Cottages, currently being restored in Kidderminster. http://www.weaverscottages.info/
It’s a bit of a race to see which are finished first, the songs or the cottages! The songs are all about the people – the workers, their families, the Masters – and the activities which went on in and around the cottages. Now there’s an opportunity for you to become involved and write something yourself. See below.
A Taste of Words poetry workshop
On Thursday, October 20th, come along to explore and develop your own poetry writing skills with Heather Wastie, the Worcestershire Poet Laureate 2015/16.
Two FREE workshops will run, from 10.30-12.30 and 1.15 to 3.15 pm, suitable for all abilities. They will draw inspiration for your ideas from Kidderminster’s wonderful heritage, including current research from the Weavers Cottages project. At the end of the sessions, participants will be encouraged to work on a piece for inclusion in the final Weavers Cottages open day and celebration events later in the year.
The venue is The Gatsby Emporium, Unit 3 Carlton House, Oxford St, Kidderminster DY10 1BB in the centre of Kidderminster.
Places are free but limited. To book please contact Sue Pope on: 07875 377243 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Download the poster: http://www.weaverscottages.info/media-releases/Poetry-Taster-poster-Oct-20.pdf