Thursday, February 2, 2012
STARTS AT 2PM THURS 2ND FEB (APOLS FOR PREVIOUS TYPO)
Nancy Campbell leads an LGBT writing workshop using the 18th century memoir Female Shipwright as a starting point, an autobiography of a woman who cross-dressed and ran away to sea. With performed readings from the book, and a short gallery tour to get inspiration on 18th century seafaring life. Beginner writers very welcome - work in groups or alone to produce a seafaring poem.
Nancy Campbell is a poet and printmaker. In 2010 she was writer-in-residence at Upernavik Museum, Greenland, funded by Arts Council England. Nancy's books How to say 'I love you' in Greenlandic and The Night Hunter record her experiences during the Arctic winter. In 2012 she will be working with Siglufjörður, a small fishing community in northern Iceland, to record the changing marine environment.
www.nancycampbell.co.uk She will also be appearing the Museum of London's Pleasure Garden Ball on 14th February.
Starts 14:00, ends 16:30
Image: Costume design for the Gilbert & Sullivan comic opera 'Pirates of Penzance'. A colourful outfit for a buccaneer, pirate, or privateer includes pistols, a head scarf, stout boots and a frock coat. © National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London