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A Day in the Life of John Bratby: Creative Writing Workshop for Adults

17 Apr 2016

Event times

12:30 - 4:30pm

Cost of entry

£10

Jerwood Gallery

Hastings, United Kingdom

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  • Hastings and St Leonards are served by the Stagecoach bus company, who run regular services from nearby towns and villages.
  • There are regular train services that run from London Victoria and London Charing Cross to Hastings. Direct trains to Hastings from Brighton and Ashford International run twice an hour.

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An enfant terrible of the British Art scene, John Bratby moved to Hastings at the end of his life and died in his adopted home town just a day after his 64th birthday whilst walking home from his local chippy with his wife, Patti.

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You’ll work in poetry or prose to develop characters and voices for the people in Bratby’s paintings, and then visit some of the artist’s favourite haunts in Hastings Old Town, so you can place these characters into the real-life settings he knew. We’ll also experiment with writing in the voice of Bratby. At the end of the workshop everyone’s writing will be combined together to form a collaborative, fictional account of the people and places the artist might have encountered on his final walk home.
 
Writer and arts educator, Wendy Ann Greenhalgh, will be on hand to help everyone develop their ideas and write their stories or poems. 

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