We will be creating ‘The Wordshed’ – a cosy and intimate base for creative thought. Guided by visitors to the Festival, we will develop and launch a new collection of poetry and stories for (and about) Fuse Festival, festivals in general and Medway. Visitors who wish to take part will be invited to create their own piece of writing to add to the collection. On Day 3 of the Festival there will be the opportunity to hear readings from the finished publication and collect a free copy of the new publication.
We will also be running some writing workshops in the run-up to the Festival – look out for posters in your local library and you will be able to book direct with them.
- Saturday 11 May: Rochester Library: 1.30-3.30pm
- Saturday 18 May: Strood Library: 10.30-12.30pm
- Saturday 25 May: Walderslade Village Library: 10.30-12.30pm
- Saturday 8 June: Chatham Library: 1.30-3.30pm
Says Festival General Manager Dawn Archer, who has been developing the Festival’s work with the local Medway community: “Fuse is all about local people and artists and celebrating Medway’s identity. It’s important to us to be involving local performers in a Festival which is now considered to be one of the most exciting outdoor arts events in the country. And the bonus is that the commissions not only allow our local artists to be part of Fuse, but also to develop new ways of working. All 3 commissions will create something very exciting, tailor-made for Fuse, and will spark imaginations throughout the Festival.”