Arts Broadward is in a fine historic property with incredible views over the Clun Valley. This event should be very relaxed and social.
Saturday 25th August
An event for creative writers and those interested in the history of costume, history of place and social change.
A Dressing case, found apparently abandoned on a train in 1855, contains evidence of the life of its owner. On the basis of what the contents of the case tell us, we can try to imagine the rest, including the circumstances which connect the owner to Broadward Hall and how the case, with its hints of a secret, came to be abandoned.
Using authentic period costumes and possessions from her collection, Eileen Baker will introduce the Dressing Case Mystery, setting the scene in rural Shropshire in 1855 for an informal session of creating thinking and/or writing: who owned the case, how did it come to be abandoned and what is the connection with peaceful Broadward Hall? There will be opportunities to look closely at the ‘evidence’ then for individuals or groups to create their stories for sharing and discussion later.
The day will begin with morning coffee at 11.00 am, followed by the morning session. A light snack lunch will be provided, however, if you have any special dietary requirements or would like a more substantial meal, please bring a packed lunch or picnic.
The second session will begin at 2.00 pm, with a proper English Country House tea to round off the afternoon.
Location, Travel and Accommodation
This venue is about 20 minutes outside the medieval town of Ludlow in Shropshire http://www.ludlow.org.uk/. ArtsBroadward is a few minutes walk from Hopton Heath train station (a request stop) and Craven Arms is another nearby town with a railway station.
You need to organize your own travel and accommodation. Ashleigh Pools has been recommended as a good local place to stay: http://www.ashleapools.co.uk/index.php If you prefer to stay in Ludlow, there is 17th century coaching in (now hotel), The Feathers http://www.feathersatludlow.co.uk/, which is very atmospheric and might be inspiration for another few stories!
Buy your tickets for the writing event from Broadward Hall. The Saturday event is priced at £30, but you need to book in advance. Tickets are going fast and there's no guarantee that people turning up on the day can be accommodated. For further information please telephone 01547 530513, email [masked] or see the website: http://www.artsbroadward.co.uk/events/
I look forward to seeing you there!