In this Bright Sparks Creative Burst explore hidden stories by using everyday junk found around the house to inspire us to create some original pieces of work. With a little inspiration from Sarah Crossan’s #wearethepoets postcards, Sarah Webb uses blackout poetry and highlights words to make a poem. Download the materials to create some poetry or prose of your very own!
MoLI Gardens Volunteer Information Session
Designed by Ciaran Beattie as an oasis of calm for readers, the MoLI gardens are sensory gardens, with six hundred pink David Austin roses sit alongside the paths trimmed by lavender borders. The sound of running water compliments the shades of purple and blue of the Miss Saigon and Allium irises which were planted last Autumn. They are just coming into bloom now and the gardens will be awash with colour in just a few short weeks.
We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers with green fingers who would like to keep this new piece of the public realm growing and beautiful. MoLI’s volunteer gardening committee will work throughout the year deadheading, planting, pruning and training. We’re hosting a free drop in information session on Tuesday, 10 March. If you’re interested in becoming involved, or would just like to learn more about this wonderful space, we invite you to join us.
In this #NovelTeens mini masterclass, Anna Carey explains that humour doesn’t mean you’re not taking a subject seriously: it can actually be a way of exploring solemn subjects in your writing!
There is a famous saying: ‘A picture paints a thousand words’. On today’s Bright Sparks Creative Burst, Sarah Webb uses photographs, poetry and art to inspire us to create delicious and original stories of our very own!