Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look into the hidden stories that the local roads of Haghill have to share. After a walk around familiar streets that we all know, we will have the opportunity to discuss our shared heritage and learn the exciting background information of local buildings and local history connected to the WWI and the life in Glasgow during those times. Following that, we will explore the newly learned stories in relation to fragments of the play Etta’s War followed by a creative writing session where the workshop participants will have the opportunity to put in action everything they have learned and write their own stories. These writings will be responses/impressions to the walk, discussions, fragments of the play. They can be in a form of a letter, a story, a dialog, anything, really. Sharing is optional so no pressure, there. However, for those who choose to share their work- Etta's War playwright (who will be present at the workshop) along with the the workshop leader will take the writings and over the course of the following week or so based on them, will create a text for spoken chorus, that will accompany the performance of the play on June 28th. The spoken chorus will consist of theatre workshop participants -those attending the writing workshops are welcome to also take part in performance, but again, no pressure if being in the spotlight isn't your thing! Let’s understand our past, with the lens of today in order to make sense of our future! The workshop is free to attend but bookable here
When: Saturday, May 25th 2:00-4:30 Where: We will start off with a short walk-we will meet at the entrance to Alexandra Park (on Alexandra Parade) and then move to the venue at 60 Craigpark, Glasgow G31 2NN (Our Lady of Good Counsel Church)
Kirstin McLean-workshop leader
I have worked as a director and facilitator of community theatre for many years. My work has taken me all over Scotland and beyond, and I have worked with a range of companies, including National Theatre of Scotland, Communicado, The Tron Theatre, Scottish Youth Theatre, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland andThe Royal Lyceum among others. My passion is for storytelling, and my favourite thing about this job is helping others find a way to tell the stories that they want to tell.