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Sage Gateshead



Words Weekend 2019

Seven Stories: Creative Writing Workshop inspired by David Almond

David Almond

Part of Words Weekend 2019

Price inclusive of 9% booking fee
Price per child, adults go free
Suitable for ages 7-11


David Almond often creates characters that come into the protagonist’s life and turn things upside down. In My Dad’s a Birdman, Dad thinks he’s a bird that can fly. Explore David’s personal notes for My Dad’s a Birdman to discover how he prepares to write a story.

In this session, lead by a Seven Stories, we’ll use drama, discussion, drawing and creative writing techniques to help you create your world-changing characters.

More Info:

Start time: 3pm
C2 Music Education Centre

As everyone deserves equal access to entertainment, every event in Words Weekend will be accessible. In addition to the gold standard access provision at Sage Gateshead, all events will be BSL interpreted and there will be a roaming interpreter facilitating conversations throughout the venue.

Words Weekend will post a Social Story on their website for anyone who might find new situations difficult and would like to know what to expect from the festival. Sage Gateshead also offer short familiarisation visits.

We request that everyone is tolerant to the needs of other audience members,  some of whom might need to take a break from a space during an event, for example. Lighting will be raised slightly higher than usual, sound levels will be limited at most events and more comfortable seating options will be offered in some spaces.  Please remember that not all disabilities or health conditions are visible. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]