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Get Involved – Brandon Fire & Flint – Workshops

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Fire&Flint: past, present and future of the town of Brandon

This year on Saturday, 23 September, join us for a journey back to the past, through present, and then on to the future of our home town. Following the success of last years’ Ferry Tales we are inviting you to explore Brandon in a new light. Bring your family and friends to take part in a range of creative activities – enjoy crafts, get inspired by body art, have a go at writing your own poem, and be immersed in a series short performances throughout the town centre. We will finish the day with a lantern parade and a digital grand finale performance of “Fire&Flint” by Anomic Multimedia.

We are holding a series of workshops to give you an opportunity to get involved in a variety of ways!

WORKSHOPS

Shoestring Theatre: Flashmob Workshops

Professionally run open workshops for residents of Brandon and the surrounding area. Come along to become part of the interactive performances that will take place on Market Hill on 23 September as part of our project “Fire and Flint”. These workshops are aimed at teens and upwards, no experience necessary!

When: Tuesdays, 5, 12, 19 September, 7pm-10pm
Where: Main Hall, IES Breckland School, Crown Street, Brandon IP27 0NJ

The workshops are FREE, so advance booking is required. To find out more and to register click here.


Suffolk Poetry Society: Creative Writing Workshops

Themed workshops in Brandon Library on Monday 11 September. Experts will be on hand to give you writing tips and tricks.

10am – 12.45pm Tongues of Flame: Explore the historic event of the Great Fire of Brandon and the more recent history of the air bases, modern day dragons breathing fire.

1.30pm -4pm Stories from the Flint Face: memories of local industries such as flint-knapping, forestry, and hat-making.

To register and find out more click here.


Suffolk Poetry Society: Story Gathering Drop In Sessions

The Suffolk Poetry Society want to include your stories as part of the Fire and Flint celebration!

Share your memories to help create a storyboard to inspire writers and poets at the creative writing workshops on 11 September.

This FREE drop in session will take place in Brandon Library on 4 September. No need to book, just drop in with any photos, postcards or memories you’d like us to capture.

1.30pm – 2.30pm Tongues of Flame: A drop in story gathering session. Do you have any memories to share relating to the fiery activities in Brandon? We are looking for stories of the gunflint industry, the gasworks, the fire station, and the air bases.

 2.30pm onwardsStay to have a go a creative writing.

For more information click here.


Check back here to see upcoming workshop availability.

For more information on the Brandon: Fire & Flint project and festival day on 23 September click here.