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2nd December 2019 at 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Writing Workshop – Community Mapping – 100 Stories

This workshop has be cancelled, sorry for any inconvenience caused. Look out for more drawing and writing workshops in the new year!

We are inviting local people and communities to identify and celebrate 100 Stories gathered in response to the different Landscape Character Areas within the Land of the Fanns area.

Do you have a favourite memory, story or personal connection to a space or place in the Land of the Fanns area?

If so, come and share it in an informal and friendly story writing workshop with Ali Pretty, Artistic Director of renowned arts organisation, Kinetika, on:

  • Story Writing workshop – Thames Chase Forest Centre
  • Monday 2nd December 2019
  • 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.

Kinetika is a Purfleet based arts organisation and we are working with Land of the Fanns to deliver a Community Mapping project.

What next?

Once you’ve written your story or captured your memory, follow up with a fun and friendly Drawing Workshop to illustrate it.

The drawing workshop is professionally led by Kinetika artist Jo Beal, who will help you illustrate your story in a simplified and bold way, so that it is suitable to work as a design for a silk flag. No previous drawing experience is necessary. The drawing workshop is on:

  • Illustrate Your Story workshop – Thames Chase Forest Centre
  • Friday 6th December 2019
  • 10:30am – 12:30 p.m.

Jo will provide pencils, pens and paper. We aren’t using paint in these workshops. Bring some water and snacks as not all locations have refreshments available.

In 2020:

In March and April 2020 there will be creative workshops in film-making and participants will turn the drawings in to 100 silk flags using Kinetika’s batik process. The flags and the sharing of stories will form part of the celebratory Walking Arts Festival planned for May/June 2020.

We are collecting stories online too – so please spread the word and ask your friends and families to share their stories. Click here to download a Call Out for Stories and a Story Form for you to write you story on and/or come to our workshop at Langdon Hills.


Land of the Fanns


Thames Chase Visitor Centre
Thames Chase Visitor Centre, Broadfields, Pike Lane
Upminster, RM14 3NS United Kingdom
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