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CITY VOICES SPECIAL – A summer writing workshop for young people aged 14 – 18

Shop Front Theatre

Monday 5th - Thursday 8th August inclusive

As Coventry prepares for UK City of Culture 2021, Theatre Absolute, in association with Coventry City of Culture Trust, has launched its City Voices writing programme and established new writer’s groups in the community across Coventry.

Now the company is looking for new members aged 14-18, to form its very first group dedicated to nurturing the voices of young people in the city.

What’s your story? What are the issues and stories that are most important to you and the community you live in?

Join city based writer Nick Walker for a four-day City Voices writing workshop in which you will explore different approaches to writing for radio, theatre, poetry and much more!

It’s not academic in any way so no need to worry about being qualified – we truly believe everyone can write and has a story to tell.

The 4-day workshop is free to attend

Dates: 4 days – Monday 5th to Thursday 8th August inclusive

Time: 10.30am – 4.00pm

Where: Shop Front Theatre, City Arcade (opp. Argos), Coventry CV1 3HW

Cost: FREE

Places must be booked in advance due to limited capacity, contact: Julia@theatreabsolute.co.uk 07799 292957

There is help with travel costs and refreshments are provided.

Whilst conversational English is required, where possible we can provide additional support to writers.

Nick Walker is a writer, producer, and director. He has written widely for radio, including 3 series of the cult sci-fi show The First King of Mars starring Peter Capaldi (Dr Who and In The Thick of It), and 3 series of the Nordic noir series Annika Stranded. He is the author of two critically acclaimed novels Blackbox and Helloland and is currently working on a new drama series for BBC1, and on a screenplay with Black Camel pictures.