Writing/conversation starter

Playing with Padlet

In February, Jacqui and Lynn ran a Talking Trees Connect intervention – using Zoom as a virtual car park for everyone to meet, and Padlet as the gallery space to…
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Create #20: Writing a List Poem

There are many different ways to tell a story. Simon Armitage is an amazing storyteller, often finding new and exciting ways to tell a story in his poems. Look at the…
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Moving Words

Not so much a Zoom session, more a virtual Dance Hall, in which choreographer Tim Casson and poet Dean Parkin partnered up to combine words and movement in surprising new…
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A watercolour of a river, a hill with trees in the background and a bright orange buoy bobbing on the inky black water

Buddying Up with Make, Do & Friends

We are delighted to be working with the Buddy Up scheme, managed by Community Action Suffolk, and we are now offering relaxed, informal creative chats to volunteers and their buddies…
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The Bench in a Field with a View

Following on from his visit to Combs last summer with the Rural Coffee Caravan, and all the postcards sent in by residents, Dean created this poem about the many paths…
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Purple foxgloves

Create #10: Your Own Lyrics

Challenge yourself to write a new verse for a well-known song. Based on what you see when you walk out of your home into your village or town, write some…
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Create #4: Off By Heart

Challenge yourself to learn a speech or poem off by heart. People often ask actors ‘How do you learn the lines?’ Well, there’s no magic elixir that makes it easier…
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Connect in writing in Risby

When Gillian visited Risby, to walk around the village and give tips on how to photograph peoples’ favourite places, there was much chat about the local history – which in…
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Connect in Clare

A walk in the Park – Clare County Park – with artist Jacqui Campbell and writer Lynn Whitehead opens up a whole new way of connecting with our a daily…
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Creative monologues

Here are some fabulous characters created in response to the creative writing activity – all inspired by a feature of people’s local area. You can see that some have the…
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A Picture of Where You Live

Try out this simple writing activity, to create a picture of yourself in your village. If you use these questions as a conversation starter, perhaps it will lead you to…
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