Poetry

Keats House Hampstead

Family workshops

Keats, Creativity, Sounds & Music.

Imaginative play’ to explore and free the imagination 

Throughout our drop in sessions we will explore our imagination to create sound poems, inspired by the life of John Keats. Throughout his life he had to dare to share his poems, reflect on what the critics thought and then continue developing by being creative on a regular basis. John Keats wanted his poetry to express the very ‘now’ of life around us.

Through ‘imaginative play’ we will find our group ideas, look inside them, explore them and create. I will encourage us to be free with our creative mind, using any sounds we find to create our art. We will encourage sharing by recording and listening to our sound poems, which will be available to download at home.

The workshop will empower the whole family to continue exploring ideas at home and have a life of creativity, inspired by the life of John Keats.

 

 

2017 Ode to a Nightingale

2015 Witches and wizards


 

Scottish chamber orchestra. Cross arts poems and music. Inspired by the composition candle bird by Martin Suckling,  inspired by the poems of Don Patterson.

“A VERY INSPIRING PROJECT THAT LED TO REAL CREATIVE FREEDOM AND AN END RESULT THAT WAS ENTIRELY OWNED BY THE STUDENTS.”
Teacher, Candlebird Creative Composition Workshop, 2015

Martin Suckling’s words

CANDLEBIRD, SCO CONNECT, AND MORE ON PIANO CONCERTO
Last February I had a fantastic time with SCO Connect and Fife schoolchildren on a creative project based on Candlebird, my settings of poetry by Don Paterson. A film crew followed us around and they’ve made a neat little 8 minute edit of four or so days of improvisation, composition and performance.