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11th January 2021

Two free poetry workshops for 18-30s

As part of our Community Engagement programme, the Charterhouse’s Young Community is excited to be partnering with the Poetry Society to invite audiences between the ages of 18-30 to two free writing workshops.

In this pair of workshops, led by poet Bristol’s City Poet Caleb Parkin, we will be drawing inspiration from the portraits in the Charterhouse’s historic Great Chamber, and we’ll create poems which explore clothing’s potential to empower and separate us. We’ll bring them to life in our writing, as well as uncover the rituals – past, present and future – of the Charterhouse itself. We look forward to welcoming participants with or without previous writing experience. All are welcome, and those not currently based in London should feel very free to join too. The first workshop is at 5.30pm Thursday 21st January, and the second at 5.30pm on Monday 25th January. Book your free place here.

3rd February 2020

Floral Crown Workshop

Channel your inner Titania with this fabulous online workshop guiding you step by step to create your own gorgeous floral crown. Join Head Gardener Kate Robinson as she demonstrates how to make your very own fresh flower crown using flowers and foliage bought or foraged from the garden. Her Floral Crown Workshop will show you, and some of the residents of the Charterhouse, how to prepare the flowers and attach them to a wire frame to create your very own beautiful bespoke flower crown.

30 mins
Filmed demo
Free, in association with Heritage Open Days 

Link to the Floral Crown Workshop FREE here

21st November 2019

Workshop: Smartphone Documentary Filmmaking

This comprehensive workshop, run by Smart Film Lab, teaches you how to shoot, direct and edit a 90-second documentary film using accessibility of
smartphones and filmmaking apps.
The content focuses on core filmmaking skills and is taught through tailored worksheets, exercises, and
screenings that centre on: idea development, storytelling skills, plot structure, documentary directing and
interviewing, voiceover narration, shot types and functions, practical camerawork and sound recording
skills , shooting for the edit, filmmaking apps, checklists, and more.
The workshop is led by filmmaker and film production teacher Matty Groves. Matty works in a range of formats including music videos, documentaries and shorts films. His films have been screened at international and domestic festivals and he has received a Royal Television Society Award.
Level: Beginner
Materials required : Smartphone (iPhone/Android), pen/paper, free filmmaking apps. Tickets £45. Book online here.

21st August 2019

Flowers for families: drop in

This summer be inspired by the Charterhouse’s stunning gardens and join us to craft you own beautiful flower or even a whole bouquet. Come explore your creative side and make gorgeous paper flowers that you can take home and enjoy for years to come. Bring your family and celebrate the natural beauty of summertime. No booking necessary – this is a free drop-in activity, groups can take as little or as much time as they desire. 11.00am – 4.30pm every day except Mondays. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

21st August 2019

Wreath Making Workshop

Spend a creative evening making your own bespoke wreath as a centrepiece for your festive decorations.  Using wreath rings partly prepared by our lovely Head Gardener Kate Robinson, select from a variety of foliage and berries trimmed from the Charterhouse gardens, and a range of ribbons and with Kate’s guidance, decorate a wreath that’s absolutely your own creation. The price includes all materials and festive refreshments (though do feel free to bring any favourite decorations of your own). Price £45 (Friends £40)

Book here

21st August 2019

Wreath Making Workshop

Give your home distinctive festive flair with a beautiful hand-made wreath using trimmings from the Charterhouse garden and a selection of ribbons and decorations. Spend a lovely afternoon, with the guidance of our Head Gardener Kate Robinson, on this course which takes you through all the techniques of mossing, preparing foliage and decorating your own bespoke wreath. Price includes all materials and festive refreshments, (but do feel free to bring any favourite decorations to adorn your creation). Price:  £55 (£50 Friends of the Charterhouse)

Book here

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