Open Workshops

Open Workshop: ‘Storms in Teacups’

Entropy is the inclination of all matter to tend towards disorder. The fact that we are able to lead lives with any semblance of structure or routine is a miracle. Yet even within the most controlled and well-practiced everyday acts, there is a propensity towards chaos, a possibility of total loss of control. In this…

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Open Workshop: ‘Reduce/Reuse/Recycle’

According to T.S. Eliot, mature poets steal where immature poets borrow. Stealing, here, doesn’t mean copying: rather, it means turning what you take from another writer ‘into something better, or at least something different’. It’s an appealing idea, but does it work? In this Open Workshop with Adam Crothers, we will think about how to…

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Open Workshop: ‘Make Your Own Filmpoem’

Have you ever thought of turning your poems into a short film or Youtube video? Poetry films – or ‘filmpoems’ – merge two genres to create a new piece of art, and through the hybridisation, augment and extend both genres. In this Open Workshop, Eleni Cay will cover basic techniques for creating poetryfilms, and video…

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Open Workshop: ‘The Poetry of Pain’

As developments in technology increase our access to the world, it can often feel like we are losing touch with the bodies we inhabit, and the remarkable functions they provide from moment to moment. Whilst we often treat pain as an inconvenience to be blanketed over with medication, it can also provide us with a…

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