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 New for 2016   A series of workshops at Tatton Park during 2016

Workshop for Children – Weird and Whacky

Thursday 14 April 2016  
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

Roald Dahl Tremendous Adventures TPA special opportunity to experience a creative writing workshop with former Cheshire poet laureate, Joy Winkler, with content inspired by Roald Dahl’s stories. About this workshop, Joy says: “Children love to use their imaginations. Roald Dahl fed those imaginations with weird and whacky characters. In this is a creative writing workshop, children will have a chance to create their own eccentric but believable individuals, find out about their lives, problems and come up with wild and amazing solutions. Maybe they will discover a spaceman who gets travel sick or the Cloud Gobbler who has lost his appetite. The possibilities are vast. The power will be in their hands.” Recommended for children aged between 7 and 11 years old. The package also includes a notebook and pen for you to use during the session and take home to continue your writing. This event must be pre-booked. To reserve your place, use the link below to book online or call our Education Office on 01625 374428.

Contact
Tatton Park Telephone 01625 374428
Timings 10.30am – 12.30pm
Cost £10

Workshop for Adults: Language of Flowers

Thursday 28 April 2016  
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

FlowersA special opportunity to experience a creative writing workshop with former Cheshire poet laureate, Joy Winkler, with content inspired by Tatton’s beautiful natural surroundings. About this workshop, Joy says: “The Victorians used to send subtle messages in their gifts of flowers. In this creative writing workshop, we will look at how flowers and nature can be both inspirational and thought provoking.” The package includes a tasty cream tea and a notebook and pen, for you to continue your writing journey at home. This event must be pre-booked. To reserve your place, use the link below to book online or call our Education Office on 01625 374428.

Contact Tatton Park
Telephone 01625 374428
Timings 10.30am – 4.00pm
Cost £15

 

Workshop for adults: Borrowed Scenery

On Thursday 26 May 2016

Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN


Description
RHS Lecture - Unlocking the Secrets of the JapenseA special opportunity to experience a creative writing workshop with former Cheshire poet laureate, Joy Winkler, with content inspired by Tatton’s beautiful natural surroundings. About this workshop, Joy says: “This workshop will look at how we can enrich our creative writing by applying the technique used by builders of Japanese gardens who take into consideration nearby or distant landmarks to enhance their space.” The package includes a tasty cream tea and a notebook and pen, for you to continue your writing journey at home. This event must be pre-booked. To reserve your place, use the link below to book online or call our Education Office on 01625 374428.

Contact Tatton Park
Telephone 01625 374428
Timings 10.30am – 4.00pm
Cost £15

On Thursday 4 August 2016
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

Description
Roald Dahl Tremendous Adventures TPA special opportunity to experience a creative writing workshop with former Cheshire poet laureate, Joy Winkler, with content inspired by Roald Dahl’s stories. About this workshop, Joy says: “Children love astonishing stories. Roald Dahl showed us that grannies are not always cuddly and kind and giants are not always dangerous. But good storytelling is important no matter who or what the story is about. In this creative writing workshop children will have the opportunity to create unusual stories using the landscape of the surrounding in Tatton Park. However, flowers may not always be beautiful and sweet smelling and trees may have unexpected ways of treating children who climb them and sit in their branches.” Recommended for children aged between 7 and 11 years old. This package includes a notebook and pen to use for the session and take home to continue your writing. This event must be pre-booked. To reserve your place, use the link below to book online or call our Education Office on 01625 374428.

Contact Tatton Park
Telephone 01625 374428
Timings 10.30am – 12.30pm
Cost £10

Write like Roald Dahl

On Thursday 22 September 2016
Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN

Description
Roald Dahl Tremendous Adventures TPA special opportunity to experience a creative writing workshop with former Cheshire poet laureate, Joy Winkler. Roald Dahl knew how to tell a good story and to make connections with his readers. In this workshop, we will discuss how he achieved this and discover how to write for children without falling into clichés and dull storylines. We will find exciting and unusual characters who will lead us to tell our young readers about adventures and exploits that they will love to listen to again and again. The package includes a cream tea and a notebook and pen for you to use during the session and then take home to continue your writing journey. This event must be pre-booked. To reserve your place, use the link below to book online or call our Education Office on 01625 374428.

Contact Tatton Park
Telephone 01625 374428
Timings 10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost £15

Write like Roald Dahl

On Thursday 20 October 2016
Location Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN
Description
Roald Dahl Tremendous Adventures TPA special opportunity to experience a creative writing workshop with former Cheshire poet laureate, Joy Winkler. With or without illustrations our young readers need to be able to imagine the environment of where a story takes place and see clearly what the characters are like. Roald Dahl was a master at showing them this. In this creative writing workshop we will look at why the details matter and how to ‘paint’ them into our stories making them seem natural and realistic no matter how fantastic or grotesque. The package includes a cream tea and a notebook and pen for you to use during the session and then take home to continue your writing journey. This event must be pre-booked. To reserve your place, use the link below to book online or call our Education Office on 01625 374428.

Contact Tatton Park
Telephone 01625 374428
Timings 10.30am – 4.00pm
Cost £15

TOWN

 

Rosie knows that her questions are dangerous.

Aunty will hang them out like dead moles on the back fence.

The stench will turn milk sour.

TOWN is the moving tale of Rosie’s quest to find her birth mother, helped by a stranger and the magic of the town’s annual Festival. Dragons on bicycles, devils playing guitars and ‘a bit of magic after all these years’. This is only part of the glittering backdrop.

“Lively, bawdy, a verbal Beryl Cook fleshes out the secret worlds pulsing under the surface of an ordinary county town.”

“Tremendous performance of great narrative and immediate imagery. A triumph.”

Performed on tour by Joy Winkler and Andrew Rudd

View excerpt of TOWN via this link

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Khhql5HJQz0&feature=youtu.be.

Film backdrop produced by Ian Coppack features additional artwork by Karen Ross and Carl Longmate. TOWN was directed by Kevin Dyer and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.