Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Fringe benefits of Budleigh festival

The Budleigh Salterton Literary Festival like all good festivals has a Fringe - for a day!

Saturday 25 September in the Masonic Hall at the top end of Budleigh High Street is housing a range of activities and performances from morning until night, including creative writing workshops led by experienced members of the East Devon Writers' Workshops.

In the afternoon, for £4.50 (tickets from the Tourist Office in Budleigh: 01395 445275) you can be served with a cream tea, short stories with an edge of mystery, monologues that will make you laugh or cry and poems that will touch your heart.

In the evening there will be a poetry night hosted by the local representative of the Poetry Society, Rachel McCarthy. The ticket offers you a glass of wine while you listen to a huge variety of poets and poems.

The Fringe is directed by Hilary Ackland who, with her fellow writers, is running two writing workshops in the morning, one on fiction and one on poetry.
If you would like more information contact Hilary: 01395 444406

On the Page...
Two creative writing workshops

9.45 am - 11.15 am Fiction
Price: £3.50
If you want the opportunity to find out if creative writing is something you can do, or if you enjoy creative writing and would like to re-discover the delight of writing, this workshop is for you. Through engaging in a number of writing exercises you will build up a short narrative fiction taking you from blank page to story.

12 noon - 1.30 pm: Poetry
Price: £3.50
If you are interested in poetry and want to be encouraged to explore the art of writing poetry this workshop is for you. The exercises will release your imagination and let the words flow from thought to paper.

On the Edge....with a cream tea

3.00 pm - 4.30 pm
Price: £4.50

An afternoon of stories, monologues and poems written and performed by The Salem Schoolroom Players: Hilary Ackland, Jenny Dawson, Linda Duriez, Gail Parfitt, Pam Tomlinson and Helen Whitmore

Ticket price includes a cream tea prepared by the local support group for Parkinson’s UK

On the Night
An Evening of Poetry 8.00 til' late

Round off the day by enjoying some of the best open mic poetry performances Devon has to offer in a relaxed and friendly café bar setting. Enjoy a glass of wine and listen to local poets performing/reading their work.

£4.50 including first drink. Bar will be open.

Tickets from the Tourist Information Office
01395 445275

Open mic spaces for the poetry reading should be booked in advance with Hilary Ackland at or on 01395 444406.

The East Devon Writers' Workshop meets on the second Wednesday of the month in Salem Chapel, East Budleigh. It is for people who write and would like to develop their writing. Open to writings in different genres.

The Salem Schoolroom Players grew out of a series of workshops run by Dr Hilary Ackland, an experienced educator in the creative arts, at Salem Chapel, East Budleigh, at the beginning of 2010.

Interested in either or both of the above? Contact Hilary on 01395 44406.

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