We had such a lovely session tonight and chatted so much that we ran over by half an hour without even realising. The lovely thing about playing with words is that they lead on to even more words, opening the door to detailed conversations and stories; absolutely everything we wrote tonight sparked discussions and interesting tales. This is why, to me they will always be ‘the wonderful words’! Our first exercise was ‘Beneath my feet’ which dealt with identity and a sense of
Well that was our final Journal Group meeting, so even though we’ve all had a smashing chat with lots of laughs, it feels very sad to think we won’t be doing this again. On a positive, I’m sure we will all be keeping in touch; bonds have been made now and we will most certainly all remain good friends. Several ideas about ways to keep in touch have come up: bat watching on Summer evenings; getting together to play music; sea swimming; and just meeting up for a coffee sometime
Today I had the chance to work with the wonderful group Go Beyond (based in Tywardreath) where I ran a bug hotel workshop! It was so much fun!! The kids did a great job and made some fantastic bug hotels. I've created a ‘how to’ guide if you want to have a go at home – you’ll find it with my other worksheets. I will be running these workshops with the coastal centre for the next 6 weeks, cannot wait!!
We were a much smaller group this evening due to the Easter holidays and some people having extra work commitments, but we had a very productive session nevertheless. Our first exercise was Contrast Collision, where participants had to imagine themselves in two complete, extreme opposite settings. They then had to work out a way of travelling between the two and put this in a middle, bridging stanza. The group became so absorbed in this that they asked for more writing time
Such a good turn for our last Isolated improv session (we will be back 8th May!) We ended on a high playing some of our favourite games. Honestly you are all so funny! It has been an absolute pleasure running these sessions and the highlight of my week Looking forward to more in the future. Flis. Come and join us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2901289126861312
Had the group working harder than ever tonight and they ended up producing three poems each, rather than the usual two! Continuing on from last session’s lockdown idea, this week the exercise was ‘Cocoon’ which brought forth such a beautiful collection of poems. Then I gave the group two options for our writing to music exercise and opinion was pretty evenly divided so we all agreed to work with both. We listened to a classical version of David Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’ followe
Here we go again! HOORAY! Really looking forward to hearing and reading the wonderful words people are going to share this time. Individual styles are already showing through – all so different, but all equally incredible; if our last two evenings are anything to go by, there will be another beautifully eclectic mix of magical delights for our ears to savour. I’ll be producing a pdf booklet again and YES, we are going to be able to print them off due to the extremely kind off
It was so lovely to see everyone tonight. Our meeting was full of hope and joy as Cathy and Sue told us about the imminent arrival of relatives next week, which is now allowed as the lockdown restrictions continue to ease. They were both so excited at the thought of finally being able to see their loved ones after such a long time apart. The anticipation and delight was written all over their faces and I’m sure it warmed the hearts of everyone else as much as it did mine.
Isolated improv. workshop write-up 11 03/04/2021. Unbelievably funny session tonight, I think we all laughed so, so much! We had fun with a zoom version of park bench, an improv classic where participants have to try to make the others on the ‘park bench’ break character, usually by making them laugh. We adapted this for Zoom, making it a rule that people had to switch off their screen if they were out and some were giggling so much that they could barely get a line out befo