Salisbury Fringe : Bourne to Write

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Free Open Air Socially Distanced Dialogue Workshop   

for beginner or experienced WRITERS in SALISBURY and SURROUNDING REGIONS

Discover the hidden quirkeries surrounding Bourne Hill House: The Secret, Poesy and Herb Gardens, sculptures, ancient trees, 18th century ice house, sundial, stone memorial urn, and old city ramparts, and create a short piece that could be performed on Zoom for Sunday 4 October.

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CHOICE OF THREE WORKSHOP DATES:

Thurs 27 Aug: 10.30     Thurs 27 Aug: 6.30      Sat 29 Aug: 10.30  

NB More dates may be added if these are oversubscribed.

On the day, writers will be given an extraordinary writing challenge, and we will:

  • Focus on the sense of touch: texture, shape, form, weight.
  • Explore the grounds, footpaths and ramparts.
  • Discover characters and stories inspired by the objects in the natural surroundings.
  • Have time to write in the open air.

MAX 6 WRITERS PER SESSION So we can socially distance …

BOOKING ESSENTIAL!   email: salisburyfringe@icloud.com

This is a FREE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP but donations in the bag welcome on the day or contactless via BACS to Salisbury Fringe account: 20-68-15   83911683   REF: YOUR NAME – DONATION

MEET: The Secret Garden, Bourne Hill House, Bedwin St, Salisbury SP1 3UZ

DURATION OF WORKSHOP: One Hour

PARKING: Nearest is College Street carpark adjacent to The Secret Garden and Police Station. Follow signs to the Police Station.  Parking also available in Salt Lane carpark.

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS: The Secret and Poesy Gardens, and the tarmac road along by Bourne House lawn and the police station are wheelchair user accessible; however, the footpaths around the perimeter of grounds are uneven, made of wood chip and with protruding tree roots.

BRING: A folding chair. Notebook & pens. An open mind, preferably your own.

Optional: Hand sanitiser (you may want to touch some of the quirkeries), mask, brolly, parasol, hat, flask …

In case it rains…. we’ll scribble under brollies… and weep silently.

Salisbury Fringe encourages diversity in writers and their writing.

Health and Safety:  Social Distancing at all times. No smoking/vaping.  Mobile free workshops.

Salisbury Fringe Submission Guidelines

THE BRIEF:

  • A dramatic duologue with your own title, written for performance, that could be performed on Zoom by 2 actors
  • Length: 3-minute scripts (rule of thumb 450 words max)
  • Presentation: Word document. FONT 12pt, double line spaced with wide margins. Your name to appear on front sheet only
  • Maximum 1 piece per writer

DEADLINE: Tuesday 15 September 2020 (midday)

Send your Submission clearly marked BOURNE TO WRITE to: saradramadrama@gmail.com

 (Writers will be notified if their work has been selected)

 THE FREE PERFORMANCE: Actors will perform Selected Pieces on Sunday 4 October 2020 pm

(time and audience details to be released nearer the time – we’re working on it!!)

 https://salisburyfringe.wordpress.com/submissions/

Salisbury Fringe offers new writers the chance to try out their work in front of a small audience of writers and directors, before submitting their scripts to competitions and new writing theatres. 

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Previous Fringe Events…

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Salisbury Fringe offers new writers the chance to try out their work in front of a small audience of writers and directors, before submitting their scripts to competitions and new writing theatres. Here are some of the opportunities on offer in 2018.

 

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