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Finding Your Words: Creative Writing

After a brief introduction to Vivienne’s work we will take a walk down to the sea at Barton to gather words from the environment around us. Returning to the arts centre for lunch we'll spend the afternoon turning our found words into pieces of creative writing.

Please contact the box office if you have mobility access requirements as the workshop will require either a short walk down to Barton. If you prefer you can drive and meet the group there - there will be volunteers to help on the day.  

What you need: Bring pens/pencils and notebooks/laptops, wet weather gear and lunch is not provided so please bring your own.

Workshop will be weather dependent, please check with the box office closer to the time. 

Tutor: Vivienne Rickman

Artist, educator and outdoor swimmer, Vivienne splits her time between the mountains of Snowdonia in North Wales where she lived since 2002 and on the beautiful South Coast in the New Forest where she grew up. Her creative documentary project #swimsnowdonia was listed amongst 'The 10 most inspiring adventures' in The Guardian and has been the focus of several short films including a music video for the band Elbow. 'Afterglow' a short film about her passion for both my creativity and cold water swimming won Best Woman in Adventure Gold Award at Sheffield Adventure Film Festival., Best Short Film at The Four Season Film Festival and was recently selected for The Patagonia Film Festival in Santa Monica. Vivienne was included in the first San Miguel Rich List, 'a unique list of men and women who value experiences over any possession' and listed as one of Britains 101 Adventurers. She has just featured in an ITV documentary 'The Mountain ' which follows the lives of a selection of people who live and work on the busiest mountain in England and Wales, Snowdon.


Ticket: £40 workshop

Date:  Thursday 1 October, 10am - 3pm 

Book your space on Finding Your Words: Creative Writing at Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!


To help keep everyone safe, we’ve made some changes at Forest Arts Centre. We have introduced a number of measures in line with government guidelines to help manage our visitor numbers and ensure we maintain social distancing to protect you, our staff and volunteers. You can find out what we are doing at Forest Arts Centre here. More information is available in our FAQs.


Please email forest.arts@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk if you have any enquiries. 

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