New Writing North are delighted to be working with the Northern Spirit team, who are putting together a production next spring in venues across the north of England, to commission writers to reflect on what it means to be a northerner today.
Fed up with the traditional depiction of the North as being grim,
industrial and depressed, director Chris Meads and the team decided to
bring together writers, artists, photographers and digital media
specialists to create a blog – A Wondrous Space – which would dispel
this dated image of northern England. The contributors have written
about Manchester, Sheffield, Tyne and Wear and Liverpool.
The blog entries will help inform a new production called A Wondrous Place, which will tour the North in the spring.
can be part of the production. Come along on Monday 29th October to the
Gala Theatre in Durham at 2pm, and take part in the writing workshop
which will help create the final piece.
This event is especially relevant to writers working in the North,
and as such, if you quote “New Writing North” when you book by phone
(0191 332 4041) you can get 2 for 1 tickets to the workshop.
Writers will get the following out of the workshop:
You’ll get to take away the start of six stories about characters in
a re-imagined North which you’ll have helped write during the session
learn about how digital technology and blogging can be a tool for
writers, with input from the bloggers who’ve already contributed to A
You’ll get an insight into how the Northern Spirit team is using digital
technology to enhance collaborative theatre-making processes. This will
be illustrated practically within the workshop where you’ll get a real
sense of how your contribution will help shape the piece
You can book your 2 for 1 tickets by calling the Gala box office on 0191 332 4041 and quoting “New Writing North”.
For more information, see www.durhambookfestival.com
Source: Press Release