Stories of the Seas: Writing workshops

Workshop by Mandy Coe and Cape Farewell

24 - 25 Oct 2015, All Day

Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester

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24 - 25 Oct 2015
All Day


Manchester Museum of Science and Industry
Liverpool Road, Castlefield
Manchester,  M3 4FP
United Kingdom
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The oceans and seas of the world are both beautiful and amazingly powerful. In this workshop, led by acclaimed poet and facilitator Mandy Coe, you can enjoy a short poetry performance exploring the seas and the important role they play in all our lives, and a creative writing workshop in which you can write your own 'sea story' - whether from your own memories or just pure imagination.

The interconnecting nature of the tides and seas is explored in Tania Kovats’ sculptural exhibition Evaporation, on display in the 1830 Warehouse. It was created in response to scientist James Lovelock’s Gaia thesis, which explores the planet as a single super-organism and is celebrated by Cape Farewell’s annual Lovelock Art Commission.

Come drop into these hourly sessions (starting at 10am and finishing at 4pm) for any young people (aged 5+) and their families, taking place in the heart of the beautiful Evaporation Gallery space in the 1830 Warehouse at the Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester.

Inspired by the beautiful sculptures of the major oceans, and an incredible collection of bottles with samples from each of our planet's 200+ seas, you can sit and listen to master poet and performer Mandy Coe share poems and stories through poems all about the sea, water and the role it plays in all their lives. Then guided by Mandy, you can write your own story about the sea - something to take home and keep!

Free, no need to book just drop in at 10, 11, 12, 2 or 3pm on Saturday 24th or Sunday 25th October.

With thanks to MOSI, Manchester.