Join a Creative Writing workshop – Waste Stories – at the Devil’s Porridge Museum

Join a Creative Writing workshop – Waste Stories – at the Devil’s Porridge Museum.

Thursday 19th of October 2023, 2pm to 3.30pm or 5.30pm to 7pm

Do you worry about waste? Do you care about our coasts? Do you like making stuff up? If your answer to any of these is yes, then join us for a Waste Stories workshop. We’re running two of these creative story workshops to accompany the Solway Hoard exhibition.

Waste is one of our biggest challenges. The waste we produce – and the ways we dispose of it – pollutes our environment and gobbles up energy. A lot of the time we can ignore it, but a visit to some of Scotland’s western and southern shores can remind us how much of the rubbish we produce ends up in our seas, how far it can travel and how long it can last.

We know we need to do something, but people can often feel powerless. Stories can change that, by helping us to see things in new ways and from new angles. Our Solway Hoard Waste Stories workshops invite you to take a different look at objects that have washed up on our beaches from the perspective of alternative pasts and futures. It’s time we got creative, reduced our trash and turned it into treasure. So come along, look at some bits of rubbish and make some stuff up!

These workshops are part of the Waste Stories project, which is led by Anna Wilson, of the University of Glasgow’s School of Education. We are working with local communities, groups, Colleges and schools to encourage people to make up stuff about rubbish. We gratefully acknowledge financial, practical and creative support from the Leverhulme Trust and the Solway Firth Partnership.

Places are limited and booking is essential. To book your place just click on the ‘BOOK NOW’ tab at the side of the Devil’s Porridge webpage and select October Holidays 2023. You should be able to book in for any of the workshops which still have spaces available there!

Suitable for: adults and young people with an interest in using their imagination to think differently about waste and marine litter.

For more information,

– Afternoon workshop: From 2:00-3:30pm

– Evening workshop: From 5:30 – 7pm