Our Workshops

We know that many people locally have the ambition to improve their writing, performing and producing skills

THE WORKSHOPS BELOW ARE INTENDED TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE CONFIDENCE, KNOWLEDGE AND PRACTICAL SUPPORT YOU NEED FROM LOCAL MENTORS WITH A SUPERB TRACK RECORD.

 

Paul A Dennis, Creative Producer.

 

 

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Numbers are limited so please register your interest in the first instance by filling in the application form at the bottom of this page. 

INTRODUCTION

Join leading Hull Playwright DAVE WINDASS for a 6 week practical workshop on not only how to write that play, but also the nitty gritty of making it happen. Either at a producing theatre or in other spaces!

The WORKSHOPS: will be from 6.30pm – 8.30pm

The LOCATION: is PAD STUDIOS, 42 High Street, Hull.

The MENTOR: will be Dave Windass, Playwright & Creative Producer.

The EVENT: The best three ideas from the 6 week workshop, will have a section performed by our LIL actors in a one-off evening performance to THE LIL THEATRE CLUB audience.

The PRICE: £195

15 PLACES AVAILABLE

(APPLICATION FORM AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE).

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

The six workshops are about the art and craft of the playwright. Delving deep into the creation of drama destined for the stage and other performance spaces.

The workshop is suitable for writers at all levels of development and is focused on developing work for theatre. Although touching on dialogue, plot, structure, location and setting, as well as contemplating how to develop relationships with producing theatres, companies, directors and other creative partners, this workshop will take character as the starting point for generating script ideas. What are characters? Where do they come from? How do we make characters resonate with audiences? How do we get them talking to each other? What’s the difference between a protagonist and an antagonist? And what do we do when we’ve stolen the lives of our friends and family as much as we can and the cupboard is seemingly bare?

Facilitated by writer Dave Windass, the workshops will be practical and interactive and will leave participants with a desire to learn more about the skills required to survive and thrive as a playwright. The sixth workshop will take the form of an evenings script in hand performance of Six of the Best scripted ideas created during the workshops. Each 10 minute extract will be performed by our LIL Actors in a one-off performance.

ABOUT DAVE WINDASS
Dave Windass is a writer based in the city of Hull. For Hull Truck he has written Ballroom Blitz (2012), On A Shout (2008), Sully (2006) and Kicked Into Touch (2005). Recently, he has worked with Ensemble 52 to create a number of unique site-specific productions, performed on trains, in disused offices and empty warehouses; The Whitsun Weddings (2014), City Sketch (E52, 2013) and Euphoria (E52, 2012). Other plays include Legerdemain (E52, 2014), Revolutions (E52, 2014), Hot Zone (E52, 2013), Firestarter (E52, 2012), Thinspiration (Humber Mouth, 2010), Gagging For It (Humber Mouth, 2009) and The Worst Seat in the House (Humber Mouth, 2004). He has written three Christmas shows for Middle Child Theatre Company. For radio, he recently wrote Yearning Hearts (BBC, 2014). Film includes It’s My Party (Screen Yorkshire/Global Stories, 2007). Dave is a director of theatre company Ensemble 52. For E52, in addition to writing, he co-organises the Heads Up Festival, produced in partnership with Battersea Arts Centre. He co-founded city centre venue and E52′s base The Other Space (now Kardomah94) in 2013. He founded the long-running theatre development night Scratch@Fruit in 2010. He was a founder member, in 2003, of Hull Truck’s Blockheads, which aimed to develop and explore skills in writing for the stage. He has facilitated creative writing workshops for a wide range of organisations, including Hull Truck, the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Sheffield Young Writers, the University of Hull and Hull School of Art & Design. He led Hull Truck’s successful PlayWrite course in 2011. He was script consultant on Cascade Arts’ Dickens-inspired interactive storytelling project Open Threads (2012) and, for Collaborate, Create, Engage and Future Ferens he co-created the Gypsy & Traveller exhibition To Be Able To Pull Up and Sit and Have a Chat Around The Fire (2012) with Matt Stephenson. He has introduced and compered a number of Humber Mouth and Head in a Book literary events. He frequently works as a dramaturg and new writing mentor. As a journalist, he wrote countless articles for a host of publications. He was a theatre critic for The Stage and whatsonstage.com, arts correspondent for Artscene and a regular contributor to The Big Issue in the North. He was a lecturer at Hull School of Art & Design from 2009-2014.
INTRODUCTION

Experienced writer and biographer NICK TRIPLOW provides this 3 week life-writing programme. No writing experience required, just a desire to learn how to gather and record your experiences in words and pictures.

The WORKSHOPS: will be from 2.30pm – 5.00pm

The LOCATION: is PAD STUDIOS, 42 High Street, Hull.

The MENTOR: will be Nick Triplow, Experienced novelist, biographer and non-fiction writer.

The EVENT: An evening of extract readings from the course by the writer or a LIL actor, will be planned at THE LIL THEATRE CLUB.

The PRICE: £90

20 PLACES AVAILABLE.

(APPLICATION FORM AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE).

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
If you’ve ever wanted to write about your life experiences but not known where to start, this three-week course is the place. These sessions are about helping you to communicate your story to the best of your ability and achieving the sense of fulfilment that comes from having written about your experience. Author, Nick Triplow provides answers to some of the key questions as he takes you through practical tips for life-writing including: how and where to begin, setting the scene, journeys and memories, and making the best use of photographs. No creative writing experience is needed, but participants will need to be committed to improving their writing, recording their experiences and attending all three weeks of the course.
ABOUT NICK TRIPLOW
Nick is the writer of south London set crime/noir novel Frank’s Wild Years. He has written a number of pieces of short fiction and is an oral history specialist. He is the author of the social history books, The Women They Left Behind, Distant Water and Pattie Slappers. He co-wrote the script for Ted’s Return Home, a short film about Ted Lewis, author of classic British crime novel Jack’s Return Home(filmed as Get Carter). Originally from south London, now living in Barton upon Humber. Nick has completed a biography of Lewis and is working on new fiction.
INTRODUCTION

Join with PETER KNAGGS in 6 exploratory workshops on how to start and then improve your approach to writing Poetry!

The WORKSHOPS: will be from 2.30pm – 5.00pm

The LOCATION: is PAD STUDIOS, 42 High Street, Hull.

The MENTOR: will be Peter Knaggs, Poet, Publisher and Editor.

The EVENT: A poetry reading by the course participants to THE LIL THEATRE CLUB audience. To be followed by dates around Hull.

The PRICE: £120

20 PLACES AVAILABLE.

(APPLICATION FORM AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE).

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Over six workshops, we will look at different ways to write a poem. The emphasis is on generating writing in a fun and supportive atmosphere. Pushing the generation of writing, it is for enthusiastic and creative writers unafraid of experimenting. Using memory, newspapers, photographs, pub jokes, recipe books, cartoons and dreams. We will hunt out the medicine spoons and milk bottle tops and give the inconsequential – consequence. It will fire you up with ideas to tackle the blank white page. These vibrant workshops have been created for beginner or intermediate writers, for those looking for focus, discipline, guidance, inspiration, ideas, a chance to throw your poems in new directions, rustling up a few more for the collection. These workshops will be spizzerinktum fuelled fun and will get you writing using different approaches; guaranteed.
ABOUT PETER KNAGGS
Peter Knaggs is the author of two poetry collections, a tutor for The School of Poetry, and has been Writer in Residence at Sirius Academy West in Hull. Founder of the small press Muesli Jellyfish, Peter is editor of The Slab journal and The Hull Connection. He has taken prizes in many competitions, including being a prizewinner in The National Poetry Competition twice and a prizewinner the Bridport International Poetry Competition, twice. Widely published, he has had poems in The York Evening Press, The Hull Daily Mail, The Morning Star, The North, The Reater and The Banana Shovel. In 2017, ‘You’re So Vain You Probably Think This Book is About You,’ was longlisted for The Forward Poetry Prize. ‘Sunburnt Bollock,’ is forthcoming.
INTRODUCTION

Join PETER KNAGGS in a monthly exploration into the power and beauty of words! 

The WORKSHOPS: will be from 9.30pm – 4.30pm 

The LOCATION: is PAD STUDIOS, 42 High Street, Hull.

The MENTOR: will be Peter Knaggs, Poet, Publisher and Editor. 

The EVENT: A poetry reading by the course participants to THE LIL THEATRE CLUB audience. To be followed by dates around Hull.

The PRICE: £35 

25 PLACES AVAILABLE.

(APPLICATION FORM AT BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE).

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
The Word Club, is open to everyone, with writing exercises in the morning. Please bring five copies of a piece you have written for the critical workshop in the afternoon. The morning session will involve a treasure hunt for gems and jewels of words, new to you. We will collect and share them. Then through exercises, generate writing. If you are looking at making your dialogue more vibrant, pinning down the vicissitudes of the Hull or Yorkshire dialect, wanting to write something fresh and different and meet people that love words just as much as you. If you get a thrill out of the mesmeric potential of words, the possibilities of language and have an enthusiasm for slang, dialect, earwigging or the bizarre, quirky and humorous, playwright, poet or storyteller, The Word Club has been made for you. In the afternoon, we will provide a critical surgery, providing supportive feedback on the piece of writing you have brought to the workshop. Please bring five copies.
ABOUT PETER KNAGGS
Peter Knaggs is the author of two poetry collections, a tutor for The School of Poetry, and has been Writer in Residence at Sirius Academy West in Hull. Founder of the small press Muesli Jellyfish, Peter is editor of The Slab journal and The Hull Connection. He has taken prizes in many competitions, including being a prizewinner in The National Poetry Competition twice and a prizewinner the Bridport International Poetry Competition, twice. Widely published, he has had poems in The York Evening Press, The Hull Daily Mail, The Morning Star, The North, The Reater and The Banana Shovel. In 2017, ‘You’re So Vain You Probably Think This Book is About You,’ was longlisted for The Forward Poetry Prize. ‘Sunburnt Bollock,’ is forthcoming.

Please select the WORKSHOPS you are interested in participating in, then fill out your details.  

Once the required quota is reached. We will confirm if you have been successful in acquiring a place. After which online payment links and finalised workshop dates will be provided.

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