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Writing On The Move
A walk and site-specific workshop for writers of all levels of experience.
The factory was home to EMI from the 1900s right through to the 1970s, though most of the buildings date from the 20s - everything from Caruso to The Beatles was pressed here.
Compare old and new, derelict and refurbished, crowded and empty, sound and silence. Use the site as inspiration for writing. Work with all your senses to develop atmosphere, character and plot - there might even be some music.
There will be a brief introduction in the Vinyl Lounge, followed by a guided walk (roughly 45 minutes) around the interior of the refurbished Shipping building (including archive exhibition) and the currently derelict Cabinet building; and the exterior of the power house (if weather fair). Followed by a two-hour writing workshop back in the colourful Vinyl Lounge.
Workshop run by Cherry Potts, author of Mosaic of Air and Tales Told Before Cockcrow,editor of Stations, co-editor of London Lies and Lovers' Lies, and owner of Arachne Press.
Bring pens and a notebook suitable for make notes on the move. More technically advanced writing gear is welcome during the workshop, but might not be suitable while walking.
Caution: Some walking surfaces in the derelict areas are very uneven with varying surface materials, and there are one or two steps and thresholds to get over, and other potential tripping hazards. Sensible shoes essential!
If you have mobility issues please get in touch before booking. Booking essential as places are limited.
Ample parking on site, Hayes & Harlington Station 10-15min walk. Buses locally.
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Venue: The Old Vinyl Factory
UB3 1HA 51.504295, -0.428452
→ Hayes and Harlington 9 min walk