“Let’s do something like this again!” they said last year – so we did it all again!
Welcome to all the information for the Young Writers’ Camp 2017.
Places on the full camp were FREE – but limited, for more info you can contact Sophie on:
The main camp was for age 8+ and happened over four days in the Easter Holidays.
18th – 21st April – at Longdendale Environmental Centre in Tintwistle.
Each day had a different theme, with a music & sound day, and trips out into the surroundings at Longdendale and Crowden to collect inspiration and set off your imagination.
Day 1 – The Ideas Day. Put together a quick group story, learn the key points of story structure and then work on your own on in small groups to write your own. In the afternoon, explore the woods around Longdendale Environmental Centre and collect sounds for Day 2.
Day 2 – The Music / Sound Day. Use yesterday’s sounds to create sonic landscapes for the location, or for your stories; or carry on writing inspired by the sound activities. Bring an instrument if you want.
Day 3 – Habitats Day. Find out more about Longdendale and Crowden from the Peak Park Rangers and develop your story’s characters. Decide what needs to go into the final Collection.
Day 4 – Completion Day. Make your finishing touches and record final versions in writing, audio recording or film. The results of the week will make up the Young Writers’ Camp Collection 2017, which anyone is free to use, develop and bring to life in projects in the future.
The main camp is for young people age 8+ (see below), but for young people age 13+ we had a special introductory masterclass with the award-winning theatre company 20 Stories High.
In the afternoon masterclass the award-winning, contemporary theatre company from Liverpool, came to Hadfield to show how to transform your thoughts and ideas into writing that’s “gritty, jumping, melodic, mashed-up, messed-up, booming, funny and heart-felt…”