14th – 17th November 2019

Story Building Workshop

Price: Standard £8, Children 8 - 12 Free

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Story Building Workshop

Alison Gardiner



12:00pm 1h
John Mackintosh Hall

Hosted by children’s author Alison Gardiner, a fun interactive session turning a creative spark into brainstorm lightning. She’ll guide you through where inspiration comes from, developing great ideas and how to make them totally terrific.

Together you’ll give life to a main character, be it walrus prince, ninja koala, zombie porcupine or schoolboy who draws in 3D. Anything goes. In groups, you’ll create baddies, worse-ies, goals, wild and extraordinary tribulations and meld them together in a glorious mulch from which will spring magnificent tales.

At the end, with banging new stories in hand, you’ll be invited to read them aloud, if you would like to. Have fun and get your creative juices flowing. Think acorns and oak trees, dreams given life, reality turned into magnificence by fantasy.

Great for those who love fun, imagination explosions and the occasional polar bear. Do you need to be fabulously creative to attend? No, just willing to have a go, ride an idea and see where it takes you. That idea could be a unicorn…

Aimed at ages 8-80. Please would 8-12s bring your own adult as a mobile bank (to buy smoothies afterwards) and mental trampoline (to bounce ideas off).

Please note: All Children 8 - 12 years of age will be able to participate for free but must be accompanied by an adult with a valid ticket

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