The Marlowe Theatre and Deal Maritime and Local History Museum- Free writing course Kent

A creative writing course, ‘How Time Marches On’, in Deal, Kent this autumn.

2019 will mark the 30th anniversary of the Provisional IRA attack in Deal. Thanks to support from Arts Council England, James Baldwin (Literary Associate at The Marlowe Theatre and an Associate Artist at the egg, Theatre Royal Bath) is working with The Marlowe Theatre and Deal Maritime and Local History Museumto understand the impact of the attack on the town through creative writing, inspired by local aural history and the museum’s displays.

This creative writing course is a pilot project that aims to understand how, and if, a creative project might be an appropriate part of commemorations in 2019.

The writing produced this autumn will be recorded and displayed in an anthology at Deal Maritime and Local History Museum.



5pm on Wednesday 3rd October 2018


The Course:

The course will be lead by professional writer, director and community facilitator, James Baldwin. The course will cover:

  • Creative writing structure
  • Writing from history
  • Poetry
  • Short story
  • Play writing

The course includes a theatre trip and a rehearsed reading, by professional actors, of the work produced. This pilot project will culminate in an anthology of the participants’ writing.

There will be two writing groups – a morning ‘AM’ group and an afternoon ‘PM’ group – you are invited to join one of the groups.

The course is free of charge (including the theatre ticket) thanks to Arts Council England project funding and support from The Marlowe and Deal Maritime and Local History Museum.


Entry Criteria:

This project is open to Kent based and Kent connected writers of any experience and ability aged 18+.

Children aged 14+ are welcome to join but must attend the sessions with an adult guardian.

All venues have accessible facilities.


More information here on the BBC opportunities page

Published on:
27 Sep 2018


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