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Free Online Workshops in partnership with the Volunteer Libraries in Sheffield and Site Gallery. More detail on each workshop below.

Free Online Workshops

Tuesday 16th February – Creative Ideas Workshop

– With Chol

10am -11am (Suitable for ages 7-15)

2pm – 3pm (Suitable for ages 7-15)

Each workshop will be fun, relaxed and exciting and designed to inspire the imagination and get you thinking creatively. During these online workshops you will take part in a number of games and activities to make new friends, build confidence and unleash your creativity. The ideas created during these workshops could be used to write your own poem. Suitable for ages 7-15

Wednesday 17th February – Poetry Workshop

With Chol and Nik Perring

10am – 11.30am (Suitable for ages 7-15)

Learn skills and techniques to incorporate in your own poem. This workshop will help you to write your own poem and give you hints and tips about performing it. No experience necessary.

Thursday 18th February – New Tricks: Home Studio Recording Workshop

With Site Gallery

2pm – 3.30pm (suitable for aged 14-18)

Turn your home into a recording studio and learn how to record your own poems in a fun and interactive digital skills workshop.

All participants will be provided with sound recorders and access to software that will enable you to professionally record your own work and edit your poems into small compositions. We will also be working with the BBC sound effects archives to add background layers to your work. By the end of the workshop you will have a completed piece of work that we can share online as part of Readathon Live Week. 

All equipment will be delivered to participants in socially distanced drop-offs and collected the following week. Participants will be required to sign up to our safeguarding policy to take part.

The workshop is free of charge, so if you would like to attend, please email alfie.heffer@sitegallery.org. We have a limited number of places, and these will be assigned on a first come first served basis. 

New Tricks are a strand of workshops developed by Site Gallery that aim to demystify the technology employed by artists and give participants the skills they need to set them on a path of creative exploration.

Open Poetry Performance Hosted by Nik Perring

This online performance session is open to anyone who has taken part in the workshops earlier in the week. This relaxed, fun performance will include poetry from local poets as well as the opportunity for any participants from earlier sessions to perform their own poems. Join as an audience member or join as a performer for an inspirational session.

These workshops are part of our Tall Shadows programme funded by Arts Council England.

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