Magic, Miniatures, Moaning, and much more

Spring ’16 WTC saw us learning how to complain in Gordon Square, and considering the finer distinctions between nudity and nakedness at the National Portrait Gallery. Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence was a treat, and produced some great writing. We experimented with Chinese circus and dabbled in opera with Rose English at Camden Arts Centre, and were spellbound by John Dee at the Royal College of Physicians in Regent’s Park. Our final outing was to the exquisite Qureshi miniatures in Barbican’s Curve Gallery. We celebrated our final read through back at Mary Ward with equally exquisite miniature cupcakes, courtesy of Rocio (thanks, Rocio!)

Prompts, background info and writing produced by participants to all six outings are up –

NOW BOOKING: Our next adventure will be ART & TEXT: Creating the City running over three Fridays, starts June 24th 2016. It would be lovely to see you!

Meanwhile, here’s a record in 20 miniatures of my walk back from the Barbican to Mary Ward –

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About claire collison

Writer, photographer, creative facilitator, and breast cancer survivor, I am currently Artist in Residence at the Women's Art Library (WAL) My first novel was a finalist in the Dundee Book Prize, and my short stories and poetry have appeared in print and online. In 2015 I was awarded second place in the inaugural Resurgence Prize, the world's first eco poetry competition, judged by Sir Andrew Motion, Alice Oswald, and Jo Shapcott. This blog began as a space for words generated on my walking/writing workshops at the Mary Ward centre in Bloomsbury - Writing the City (WTC). WTC has since grown to include many other venues, including the Museum of Broken Relationships, the Barbican, the River Rom, Southwark Woods, Aylesbury Estate, and most recently, as part of Walking Women festival, An Intimate Tour of Breasts. I have worked with Kettle's Yard, Cambridge, as the recipient of the first Max Reinhardt Literacy Award, designing teaching resources; and for The Photographers' Gallery, helping school children develop visual literacy as part of 'Seeing More Things'. If you would like me to design a workshop or walk for you, please be in touch!
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