Inspiring Animals, Flags and Cups of Tea

This course is full but sometimes we do have people that drop out or we run a second course if there is enough demand. It is definitely worth putting your name on the wait list as we offer places to wait listed children very often. Send your name and details to Patricia Morse and we will add your name to the waiting list.


William Cowper, the poet, kept three pet hares called Puss, Tiny and Bess. He also wrote a poem about his sofa "I sing the sofa". Tennyson was inspired by using a wide range of subject matter from medieval legends to classical myths, domestic situations to observations of nature.

What do you use for inspiration? Can it be anything - a chair, a window, a flag? Do you decide to write about something or does the something decide it wants to be written about?

We shall explore inspiration and learn to use it during our tour of the Cathedral and a writing/making workshop focussed on the treasures grand and humble of Lincoln Cathedral.

A day for the artist of word and image.

Start date: 10:00am, 24th Feb, 2018

End date: 3:30pm, 24th Feb, 2018

Location: Lincoln, North East

Masterclass year groups: 8, 9, 10

Cost: £45.00

Masterclass leader: John Senior

Bio: John is a highly experienced and creative freelance education consultant, lecturer and writer. He has worked with able, gifted and talented children for over 3 decades as well as their teachers, carers and parents, Advisor for several London Boroughs as an Advisor as well as previously a Director of GIFT Ltd, Otherwise Ltd and the National Youth Director for the National Association for Gifted Children. He loves learning and working as a co-operative learner with anything that breathes. As an academic writer, leader, advisor and consultant he explores creativity and innovative learning. He has written extensively for both academic and popular readerships specialising in providing enrichment activities that stimulate independent thinking. He is currently a Contributing Editor and Senior Reviewer for Gifted Education International, a SAGE Journal and joint editor and contributor of the Handbook of Gifted Education (SAGE to be published 2018).

Venue: Lincoln Cathedral

Address: Minster Yard, Lincoln , Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 1PX

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