Late Summer Creative Writing at Ashton Court

Price
£27.50 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 15 mins
Age restrictions
14+
Location
Wider area - Coastal & Rural Somerset
Your host will meet you at this address.
Host available in
Bristol
Child prices also available

What you'll do

Ashton Court has got to be one of Bristol's most glorious spots. In summer it truly comes into its own. The greenery looks more luscious than ever and the sounds of care-free laughter ripples around.

In this experience, you'll be absorbing these sublime surroundings and channelling your creativity. You will use the landscape, plants and trees of Ashton Court as a starting point for a series of short writing exercises. ​There will be roughly half an hour of walking through the grounds to get your inspiration flowing.

What you can expect:

  • Get inspired by nature and put pen to paper
  • Prompts to stimulate your powers of observation and encourage your imagination
  • Tips to add to your toolbox of writer's craft
  • Time to share your work and writing experiences
  • Cake! Enjoy the opportunity to get together with other writers and celebrate over tea (BYO or purchase at the cafe) and cake (provided). That's one fantastic afternoon complete!

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Ashton Court has got to be one of Bristol's most glorious spots. In summer it truly comes into its own. The greenery looks more luscious than ever and the sounds of care-free laughter ripples around.

In this experience, you'll be absorbing these sublime surroundings and channelling your creativity. You will use the landscape, plants and trees of Ashton Court as a starting point for a series of short writing exercises. ​There will be roughly half an hour of walking through the grounds to get your inspiration flowing.

What you can expect:

  • Get inspired by nature and put pen to paper
  • Prompts to stimulate your powers of observation and encourage your imagination
  • Tips to add to your toolbox of writer's craft
  • Time to share your work and writing experiences
  • Cake! Enjoy the opportunity to get together with other writers and celebrate over tea (BYO or purchase at the cafe) and cake (provided). That's one fantastic afternoon complete!

How to get there

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Facilities

  • Outdoors
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • If you feel unwell, please do not attend the event

On the day

  • You will meet in the Café Courtyard of Ashton Court mansion house
  • Please bring clothing appropriate for the weather on the day. Bring sun hats and glasses if it's sunny, jumpers and jackets if it's likely to get cool
  • Bring a pen, notebook or paper and something to lean on
  • You may also like to bring a rug, waterproof, or cushion to sit on, if you will be happy to sit on the grass

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Lil' Writing Shed

The Lil' Writing Shed runs innovative creative writing courses and workshops. All new and established writers are welcome.

Workshops are an opportunity to play, expand your imagination, develop your craft, share your words and receive feedback. Founder Samantha will help you move your creative project forward. Courses are a balance of commitment, enthusiasm and fun. Guests become part of a supportive writing community. One-to-one encouragement, editing and consultancy are also available.

All workshops are run by Samantha Forrest. Samantha has been writing and teaching since she was a teenager and completed teaching training at Cambridge University. She set up The Lil' Writing Shed in 2020 to help people explore their creativity through writing and develop projects in the form of novels, memoirs, poetry for performance and children's fiction.

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Price
£27.50 / Adult
Duration
2 hrs 15 mins
Age restriction
14+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.