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Text Art Workshop - See What you Say
Text Art Workshop - See What you Say

Sat, 16 Sept


The Observer Building

Text Art Workshop - See What you Say

Join Christine Harmar-Brown for a three-hour workshop for all who want to pack a verbal punch, catch the eye and say something pithy and memorable.

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Time & Location

16 Sept 2023, 10:00 – 13:00

The Observer Building, 53 Cambridge Rd, Hastings TN34 1DT, UK

About The Event

Want to make a point? Play with words? Create a memorable line?

Graffiti… protest placards… news headlines… They catch our eye, make us laugh, and

stick in our memories. Funny, shocking and thought-provoking phrases are all

around us, but how to nail that perfect word combo?

First, we’ll look at examples of text art and explore the ideas and topics that matter to


Next, using a combination of exercises and editing techniques we’ll craft a single,

resonant, line or phrase.

Finally, using type-face and pictures from magazines and newspapers, we’ll create

eye catching collages to make our words stand out.

If you’ve been thinking about writing but don’t know where or how to start, this is a

great, playful way to begin and if you struggle with editing this will give you loads of

angst-free tips.

All welcome – no writing experience necessary

We are able to offer one free place on each of our workshops for a writer who is on a low income/unemployed and struggling with the cost of living. Please apply via email to and confirm your reasons for applying and which workshop you'd like to attend. Places will be offered on a first come first served basis.

About Christine: 

Christine’s career has combined work as a playwright and freelance director with

working in television as script editor on Casualty and then as Head of Development

with La Plante Productions.

Theatre credits include 15 Minutes developed with the Royal National Theatre

Studio, Blessings: Old Red Lion, Cinderella: De La Warr Pavilion, Class and

Corruption: B&R Productions, adaptations of five Shakespeare plays for the

Mercatoria Company and numerous devised works for Youth Theatres.

Christine’s work as an arts educator includes scriptwriting, creative writing and

facilitating creative and independent thinking as a means to empower students to

articulate their experiences and develop functional and emotional literacy.

Currently Christine runs the Time To Stare programme at B&R Productions’ Studio in

Three Oaks which offers workshops, creative retreats, bursaries and writers’

development. She is also working on her own collection of short stories.


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