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Community Writing project Spring - Summer 2017

Writer Elaine Reid is leading our community project Flourish - encouraging the community to start writing outdoors in our Wild Garden.

Do you enjoy being outdoors? Do you enjoy spending time on creative activities? Would you like to meet new people and learn a new skill in a beautiful environment? Then come and take part in FLOURISH!

Flourish is a fantastic new community project offering a wide range of opportunities for people of all ages to engage in creative activities aimed at enhancing their sense of wellbeing. From writing workshops to mindfulness activities, there are lots of great events to take part in. 
Workshops are held in the Wild Garden and a variety of community locations and will focus on taking notice of and connecting to the world around us. All workshops and events are free unless otherwise stated. Many have limited spaces so please book in advance!


How to get involved: 

Explorer Packs

This summer discover our Wild Garden and get creative using our Explorer packs available to collect from the box office. Packs include writing, nature and craft activities that are free for the whole community to use throughout summer. 

Writing Prompt #1 Found Poetry

Calling all budding writers! Explore our Wild Garden to find 23 words hidden in the trees and use them to write your very own poem. Download and print your instructions here or pick them up from the Barn.

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Flourish: Wild Words. Short writing course. 

Block 1: 5, 12, 19, 26 June, 10am - 12.30pm  FULLY BOOKED
Block 2: 21, 28 August 4, 11 September, 10am - 12.30pm 
At the Barn.

Open to anyone age 18+. Write in a supportive group environment. FREE. Booking essential. 

Saturday 10 June, 10am - 4pm
Banchory River Festival

Flourish is also part of the Banchory River Festival in Bellfield Park. Take part in the labyrinth or our well-being activities. FREE, just drop-in.

Thursday 15 June, 10am - 4pm BOOK
Thursday 31 August, 10am - 4pm BOOK
Connect and Create
At the Barn

Join Leonie Gordon for this 1-day workshop using mindfulness techniques to unlock your creativity. Age 18+. FREE. Booking essential. 

Tuesday 20 June, 11am - 2pm Tuesday 15 August, 1 - 4pm Meet the Writer In the Wild Garden

Find out about Elaine Reid's own writing practice and inspiration. FREE. Drop-in, no booking needed.

Thursday 21 September, 10am - 3pm Group Poetry Workshop

Explore the Wild Garden and learn how to create Haiku poetry – a short, traditional Japanese form and come together as a group to create a Renga, a form of collaborative poetry. No previous writing experience necessary, just a love of nature and words and a willingness to have a go. Led by Elaine Reid. Free but must be booked. BOOK

As a workshop facilitator, I am constantly in awe of the writing people produce in workshops. And witnessing how each person benefits from the telling of their story strengthens my belief in the power of sharing as medicine for the soul. Elaine Reid

Need more information?

Email us or phone 01330 - 825431 with any questions or to book your space.