Free online writing workshops
5, 6, 13, 19 and 20 March
‘Sound Mirrors’ is a series of free online writing workshops hosted by Metal and partners (Naze Tower, Discover 2020, Harwich festival, Rochford District Council, Essex County Council, Jaywick Martello Tower, Visit Essex and RSPB), exploring Harwich, Wallasea Island, Naze Tower, Chalkwell Park and Shoeburyness. When you listen in these places, what sounds do you hear? What stories do those sounds bring to mind?
Inspired by a new work of art by Katrina Palmer, commissioned by Turner Contemporary and Metal for England’s Creative Coast and Estuary 2021 due to be installed in Spring 2021 on the Thames Estuary coastline, these workshops will allow you to talk and write about the sounds of a place you know and love.
You’ll be guided through the process of imagining, remembering and writing about the sounds of this place, with support from Dot Dash: writer James Wilkes and artist Lawrence Bradby. You’ll also have the opportunity to record your text during the session for your voice to be anonymously included in a new sound-based artwork hidden as a geocache in one of six locations along the Essex coastline from Southend on Sea to Harwich as part of England’s Creative Coast Essex Geo Tour.
27 February, 10am – Harwich: Sound Mirrors
05 March, 6pm – Wallasea Island: Sound Mirrors
06 March, 10am – Naze Tower: Sound Mirrors
13 March, 10am – Chalkwell Park: Sound Mirrors
19 March, 6pm – Wallasea Island: Sound Mirrors
20 March, 10am – Shoeburyness: Sound Mirrors
Image credit: Yannick Pulver