Workshops

Take part in one of the Newham Word Festival workshops and build your skills in everything from creative writing to book making. Most workshops are free, but booking in advance is recommended as places can be limited.

Monday 21 June, 2-4pm

Bristol-based poet DL Williams is leading a free BSL Poetry Workshop on Monday 21 June from 2-4pm for Together! 2012 CIC as part of Newham Word Festival. The workshop is... FULL DETAILS +

BSL Event
Wednesday 23 June, Saturday 26 June, Tuesday 29 June
Stratford Library

A creative opportunity to respond to our changing environment in words and images. How do you see the near future? How do you feel about its legacy? What have we... FULL DETAILS +

Wednesday 23 June, 5.30pm

Ages 14-18 Join sound artist Chani Singh in an exciting podcast workshop exploring Newham’s migration stories.  Learn how to create a podcast using free music and sound software, Bandlab. Rosetta... FULL DETAILS +

Friday 25 June, 10.30am

Ages 7+ Join storyteller Genevieve Robinson as she jumps into the pages of some inspirational children’s books by astonishing and groundbreaking female authors. Embark on an adventure through space and... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 26 June, 2-3.45pm
Beckton Globe Library

Join the Newham Chinese Association for a fun afternoon of activities. 2-2.30pm: Storytelling – 12 animals of the Chinese New Year. 2.30-2.45pm: Red pocket gift time 3-3.45pm: Chinese calligraphy workshop FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 26 June, 2pm

Ages 8+ The Windrush Generation came when England made the call to the Caribbean islands. They were the generation of Caribbeans that helped rebuild the hospitals, worked on London Transport... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 26 June, Various Times

Beyond is a collective walk around the perimeter of Newham. AiR invites walkers to bring words to share, written by themselves or others, that offer uplifting visions of our future. Find... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 26 June, 12-3pm
Beckton Globe Library

Come and create your own illuminated messages to take home. Write your message using magnetic letters, feed it into the Illuminatron, pull the lever, turn the wheel and hear the Iluminatron magically... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 26 June, 11am
Discover Children’s Story Centre

Ages 4+ Join Newham-born author Rachael Buabeng for an exclusive book reading from her debut children’s book What About Adjoa?  Explore some of the questions Adjoa had when she became a big sister and how she came... FULL DETAILS +

Sunday 27 June, 2pm

Join Mary Spyrou for a reading and workshop inspired by Kalila and Dimna, an ancient book of fables told through birds and animals. Enjoy a reading of Tanvir Hossain’s The Crow and his Friends, followed by a... FULL DETAILS +

Thursday 1 July, 7-8pm

Deaf and Disabled poets are invited to share their work online on Zoom at the Together! 2021 Pop-Up Poetry Café Open Mic Night. We welcome deaf and hard of hearing... FULL DETAILS +

BSL Event
Saturday 3 July & Sunday 4 July
Old Pavillion, Stratford Park

A full weekend of poetry and creative writing workshops with the Newham Poetry Group, using music and visual resources to create together a new imaginative language in Newham. Open mics will welcome our borough’s language diversity. Bring... FULL DETAILS +

Saturday 3 July, Various Times
Canning Town Library

Ages 6-11 What would you like to celebrate about where you live and why? Join Salvatore Rubbino, children’s book illustrator and author of A Walk in London, to create your own picture of your home... FULL DETAILS +

Sunday 4 July, 11am

Be immersed in a sub-aquatic world, hear stories of the sea and explore how our own behaviour has influenced the oceans.  Designed for younger children, this online storytelling workshop will combine creative... FULL DETAILS +

Sunday 4 July, 1-3pm

Learn the language of creative coding with artist duo Yoke Collective. This workshop will teach you the basics of live-coding, using in browser platforms like livecodelab, gabber and estuary to... FULL DETAILS +

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