WEA Tutor Elizabeth Sarkany (pictured on the right) appeared on BBC London’s Robert Elms Show 94.9fm to talk about her inspirational writing course at the Museum of London.
Topics for discussion in the show included how to get started with creative writing and museum objects that have been used to inspire written works.
The unique course, ‘Writing London’ uses the collections and special exhibitions at the museum as sources of inspiration for writing. The range of objects used is eclectic and items such as a medieval fish trap, a reconstruction of Newgate Prison and a Roman kitchen (pictured below) have all featured in the work of the students. Extracts of the work together with images from the museum will be collated into a booklet.
Courses at the Museum of London have been a great success for the WEA and three other WEA courses are planned for the museum in April 2012:
• 'What the Dickens!' Exploring the books of Charles Dickens to coincide with the exhibition at the museum;
• 'London and the Slave Trade' also using Docklands Museum;
• 'Objective- Olympics!' Exploring sporting and cultural history through the museum.
Elizabeth’s course, Writing London runs until the 28th March 2012 and you can join for the second term starting 18th January 2012 (course code: C2415616).
The fee for the second term is only £87.50
Please call 0207 4261 977 or contact Rowenna firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place. The course now runs for 2.5 hours per session.