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Schools Shine at Wheal Martyn

Schools Shine in a WW1 Commemoration Performance On 29th November, crowds filled the Atrium at Wheal Martyn, all gathering to share the wonderful work of 150 school children from the local Clay Country. The Atrium was filled with sound of music, singing and poetry, passionately […]

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Seasons Change at The Writers’ Block

Seasons Change at The Writers’ Block

The most recent workshop for young writers brightened a dreary December day. The approach of winter put us in mind of exploring seasonal change through our writing, with exercises that included writing a recipe for your favourite season, letters from one season to another, and […]

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Dreaming New Worlds

Dreaming New Worlds

World-building is an essential part of good writing. Tell me a story, and build me a world that I can believe in. The young writers who participated in Saturday’s workshop did just that. The late Wild Works theatre director Bill Mitchell created story boxes, miniature […]

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The Eyes of a Magpie

The Eyes of a Magpie

Anna Murphy has the eyes of a magpie, is a word and line thief, listens and takes moments from the scenes she encounters and transforms them into tales, stories and scripts. Anna is a long term member of Kneehigh Theatre and has worked for C-scape […]

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Pop-up Writers’ Block

Pop-up Writers' Block

Building on the success of our creative writing hub in Pool, we bring you a travelling resource complete with writer to lead creative writing workshops in your school, community space or library. Our aim is to support pupils to achieve their potential in literacy, unlock […]

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‘White’ by St Ives Year 11

A group of pupils from St. Ives School recently joined us at The Writers’ Block. Here is a piece they created.   Glow, where did you get your white?   I stole it from the diamonds trapped in a newborn’s eye Borrowed it from Neptune’s […]

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Creativity fizzes at The Writers’ Block

Creativity fizzes at The Writers’ Block

Eager pens scratching A sense that something begins Fresh words on the page   Following the summer break, five young creatives returned to The Writers’ Block on Saturday the 29th of September for a session with workshop leaders Olivia Lowry, Max Webb and Casey Bottono. […]

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Warm up and launch yourselves into Writing Resources

Warm up and launch yourselves into Writing Resources

The Writers’ Block aims to encourage the creative writer in us all. But we know that not everyone can visit us in Pool so we have asked our creative team of writers & workshop leaders to come up with some writing exercises to share with […]

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Fantastic, creative training opportunity for young and emerging playwrights

Fantastic, creative training opportunity for young and emerging playwrights

The Minack Youth Theatre is looking for a selection of short original plays, each with a running time of approximately 15 minutes for Autumn 2019. The material must be appropriate for performance by a cast of 12-18 year olds. The cast size needs to be flexible […]

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Call for Volunteers at The Writers’ Block

Call for Volunteers at The Writers' Block

The Writers’ Block is an imaginative and customised space in the heart of Cornwall College in Pool dedicated to creative writing and literature.  Our ambition is to become the Centre for Writing in Cornwall. We currently run: programmes for reluctant writers with schools special projects […]

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