Join writer, GTS facilitator & embodiment practitioner Alice Flynn for a morning exploring a playful & spontaneous relationship to landscape & creative writing. As we journey through the variety of terrains of the ancient site of Hengistbury Head, we will nurture an embodied approach to writing that invites us to connect to our intuition & cultivate an immediacy & intimacy with the natural world.
We will close our session togethering with a packed lunch picnic & optional sharing of our writing.
THE PRACTICAL DETAILS:
Wednesday 21st September, 2022
Times: 9.30AM – 12.30PM
WHERE: Meet outside The Hiker Café, Broadway, Southbourne, Bournemouth BH6 4EN
WHAT TO BRING:
A notebook & pen/pencil, packed lunch & snacks, water bottle, suncream & waterproof clothing, you may wish to bring a towel/plastic bag to sit (if ground is damp) & an umbrella, any medication (if relevant).
WHAT TO WEAR: This is an outdoor session. It will go ahead if there are rain showers, so please dress for changeable weather. Wear/pack layers for warmth/cool. Wear comfortable shoes you can walk in, with a sturdy base (eg. trainers)
WALK LEVEL: Gentle – moderate.
This is a fairly gentle walk upon a variety of terrains, which may include: shingle, sand, shoreline, gentle inclines and a short moderate incline & steps, woodland and scrub. We will stop along the way to explore creative writing practices. We will move at the pace of the entire group.
Note: There are public toilets at the start & end of the walk but not on the route.
WHO IS THIS EVENT FOR?
This event is for all Dorset-based women who would benefit from an uplifting day in community, enjoying nature, connection & creativity.
In keeping with our Wild Writing for Wellbeing & Grace The Space aims, priority for 8 places will be given to diverse groups of women: women of colour, women who feel isolated, who experience mental health issues, those who experience marginalisation for any reason (be that socio-economic, isolation, single parent, gender, sexuality etc). This session is also for those who might not have time/space to access green spaces & creative exploration often, those who might not see themselves as walkers or writers.
No writing/walking experience is necessary.
If you are travelling from outside of Bournemouth & need assistance with funds for travel, please contact us in advance of the event via: email@example.com.
Please also feel free to share this event with women who might appreciate joining us!
BOOK YOUR PLACE:
TWO SIMPLE STEPS:
- If you have not previously registered with Grace The Space in general please do so click HERE as the information you provide will help us secure future funding to keep our work free and accessible to all women (Ignore this step if you are signed up to our newsletter & have registered previously)
- Next, register for the Wild Writing Women’s Walk at Hengistbury Head click HERE
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
Once you’ve booked, within a few days, you’ll hear from us to confirm your space. By end of day on Monday 19th September you will receive a reminder email prior to the event on the 21st. Again, we recommend adding the GTS mobile number into your phone if you haven’t already: 07984 946098.
If you have any questions in the meantime, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
A huge thank you to all our partners whose support ensures that Wild Writing for Wellbeing events are accessible to all:
Thank you to ArtfulScribe, Stepping into Nature & the Nature Art & Wellbeing Community Fund – a collaborative of National Lottery Community Fund via Stepping into Nature, National Academy for Social Prescribing Fund via Thriving Communities Nature Buddies and Contain Outbreak Management Fund via Dorset Council.
Thank you to collaborators Grace The Space and their partners: Activate Performing Arts, the National Trust, the National Trust Studland Bay, Dorset AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) & Dorset Race Equality Council. Grace The Space is mentored by the WOW Foundation.