Tuesday, 23 April 2013

NEWS - Young People's Museum Booklet Project

Next month, art and history will collide at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum!

To launch the call for submissions for their latest project, the Young Curators’ Forum is proud to present a free creative workshop hosted by me (in my role as Fenland Poet Laureate) and Lead Young Curator Brandon Mattless.

The project has been made possible with support from local arts organisation Atelier East and the Cambridgeshire based charity, Young Lives.

The workshop is suitable for adults and children over 11, and participants will be invited to use museum artifacts as a creative springboard, writing short stories, drawing pictures and composing poems based on their response to the objects and displays.

Myself and Brandon will lead a series of activities designed to help get the creativity flowing, and there’ll also be plenty of time to look around the museum for inspiration.

The workshop runs from 10:00am to 12:00pm on Saturday 11th May at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, Museum Square, Wisbech.

Participation is free, but places are allocated on a first come, first serve basis, so please call the museum on 01945 583817, or email info@karen-harvey.co.uk to book your place.

The Young Curator’s Forum will also be putting together a booklet of creative work celebrating the Wisbech and Fenland Museum, and they’d like to hear from you.

Submissions can be in the form of poems, short stories or drawings, but all must be based on or inspired by the collections at the Wisbech and Fenland Museum. Adults and children of all ages are welcome to enter.

Please send your submission to info@karen-harvey.co.uk with your name, contact telephone number, and the name of the museum artifact that inspired you.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 31st May 2013.

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