It was Death at Dawn’s final performance on Wednesday 2nd March and as I walked home in the sleety rain I wondered what on earth to do with myself. The promotion of that wonderful play’s revival has been a major part of my life for the past six months. I loved every minute of my involvement in the project and look forward to seeing the talented cast perform in the future.

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The following morning saw me prepping for that evening’s workshop, Writing the Unwritten at Happy Planet HQ in Whitley Bay. Prepping for and running the workshop was the perfect tonic for post performance blues. I enjoyed coaxing creativity out of the attendees with visual prompts including photos, books and postcards.

My next workshop is a Haiku workshop on Tuesday 12th April from 7pm to 9pm.Visit Happy Planet website or email gail@happyplanetcreativearts.org.uk for more information.

Future workshops include Talking Nonsense: in praise of comic and nonsense poetry. Do you have a secret love of Edward Lear, Ogden Nash and Pam Ayres? Come out of the poetic closet and share your love in a supportive environment! I will share my love of comic and so-called nonsense poetry and invite participants to have a go at writing their own verse. It will take place on Tuesday 10th May from 7pm to 9pm. Email Gail Curry for more info gail@happyplanetcreativearts.org.uk

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Do you love travelling? Do you enjoy travel writing? Have you ever wanted to write down your travelling experiences? On Tuesday 7th June from 7pm to 9pm  I will run a writing workshop called Journeys of the Mind. Join me on a voyage of discovery. Come and explore classic travel writers and have a go at writing your own experiences abroad as well as closer to home. Ask Gail for more information.

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