Workshops at No Limits

Saturday 24th September

From Blogger to Author: An Interactive Workshop
 

Led by: Amy McCaw

When: 10.00am to 10.45am
Where:  The Morning Room at Normanby Hall

Workshop Description: Young Adult author, Amy McCaw (Mina and the Undead, Mina and the Slayers) introduces an interactive workshop based on her journey from blogger to published author. Reflect on your own ambitions and explore how you can progress further in your ambitions as a writer. 

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Two Women, A Dual Timeline Story

Led by: Tracey Scott-Townsend and Sara Read

When: 10.00am to 12.00pm

Where:  The Sheffield Lounge at Normanby Hall

Workshop Description: Tracey Scott-Townsend and Sara Read are fiction writers whose interests are focussed on  women's lived experience. They will be delivering a series of creative writing workshop's throughout the weekend on the theme of writing women's lives.

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Arts and Heritage Learning: Miniature Worlds
 

Led by: NLC Arts Development

When: 10am to 11.30am & 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Where:  Meet at the Parkland Education Rooms

Workshop Description: A family activity featuring fun exploration in the woods. Use the senses to create a word bank of adjectives and similes, have an imaginative play creating a “miniature world” and finally bring a character to life by applying adjectives and similes to a physical description of them.

Numbers per workshop: maximum of 10 children - all with an accompanying adult.

Target audience: Families – most suited to children 7-11 years

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Nature & Forest Therapy Introduction

Led by: Mindful Connections

When: 11am to 12pm

Where:  Wellbeing Garden

Workshop Description: Guiding you in nature to some of the practices that you can do within your own back garden, that will help you deepen your connection with nature and your authentic self. Little moments of nature and tranquility all add to your overall wellbeing. Sometimes these practices just need 10 minutes to sit and connect, tune into your senses and soak in the healing power of nature. 

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HAIRY Storytelling and Lion Headdress Making
 

Led by: Bethany Walker

When: 11.00am to 12.30pm

Where:  Parkland Education Rooms

Workshop Description: Join children's author Bethany Walker for a fun, interactive workshop inspired by Bethany's newest picture book, Do Lions Hate Hate Haircuts?

First join in an interactive HAIRY story-telling session from 11am to 11.30am, to be immediately followed by a fun, and crafty workshop where you can design your own lion headdress. Can you create a super style that even Leonard the Lion would love?


 

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Photo Led Walk
 

Led by: Scunthorpe Camera Club & Walking for Health

When: 11am to 12pm

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Workshop Description: Come along for a gentle stroll in the lovely surroundings of Normanby Park, where the focus will be on taking great photographs. Members of the Camera Club will lead the walk and give hints and tips on getting the best shots. Bring a camera or mobile device, some sensible footwear and weather appropriate clothing. Entry to the park and participation on the walk is free, but please book in advance via Eventbrite.
 

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EcoNIDRA

Led by: Mindful Connections

When: 1pm to 2pm

Where: Wellbeing Garden

Workshop Description: A series of nature-based visualisations and soundscapes using a technique called rotation of consciousness. With its roots in the ancient Yoga Nidra, nature connection and many scientific proven healing and transformations; helps to relax your mind, body and emotions so deeply, often you will feel more refreshed than after a few hours of sleep.

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Dabbling in Drabbles

Led by: Sara Read

When: 2.00pm to 3.00pm

Where:  The Sheffield Lounge at Normanby Hall

Workshop Description: A sixty minute workshop on writing flash fiction.

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Sunday 25th September

Novel Writing with Nell Pattison

Led by: Nell Pattison 

When: 10.00am to 1.00pm

Where:  The Morning Room at Normanby Hall

Workshop Description: A three-hour workshop, suitable for anyone thinking about writing their first novel aimed at adults, in any genre. We’ll cover some of the basics of planning, structure, characterisation, and plot, as well as discussing different routes into publishing.

Under 18s are welcome to attend but will need a parent/guardian with them for the duration of the workshop.

Using your Heritage in Fiction: Writing your Foremother's Lives

Led by: Sara Read

When: 10.00am to 1.00pm

Where:  The Sheffield Lounge at Normanby Hall

Workshop Description: A three hour workshop during which participants will be able to try various writing techniques from prose to poetry to try and tell a story from their personal heritage. Participants may stay for the whole event or drop in and out.

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Arts and Heritage Learning: Miniature Worlds
 

Led by: NLC Arts Development

When: 10am to 11.30am & 1.30pm to 3.00pm

Where:  Meet at the Parkland Education Rooms

Workshop Description: A family activity featuring fun exploration in the woods. Use the senses to create a word bank of adjectives and similes, have an imaginative play creating a “miniature world” and finally bring a character to life by applying adjectives and similes to a physical description of them.

Numbers per workshop: maximum of 10 children - all with an accompanying adult.

Target audience: Families – most suited to children 7-11 years

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The Histronauts: A Workshop

Led by: Frances Durkin

When: 10.30am to 11.30am

Where:  The Storey Education Room (inside the Rural Museum)

Workshop Description: Join Frances Durkin, the author of the award-winning Histronauts graphic novel series, to learn about the time travelling adventures of Luna, Nani, Newton and a cat named Hero. This interactive session invites children to engage with the history and mythology of ancient Greece through storytelling, fun facts and friendly characters.

What is STEM Anyway?

Led by: Jenny Jacoby

When: 11.45am to 12.45pm

Where:  The Storey Education Room (inside the Rural Museum)

Workshop Description: Join the author (Jenny Jacoby) of The Encyclopaedia of STEM Words to delve into an alphabet of STEM – there’s something to interest everyone! Find out how you can become an inventor, and why you probably already are one.

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EcoNIDRA

Led by: Mindful Connections

When: 1pm to 2pm

Where: Wellbeing Garden

Workshop Description: A series of nature-based visualisations and soundscapes using a technique called rotation of consciousness. With its roots in the ancient Yoga Nidra, nature connection and many scientific proven healing and transformations; helps to relax your mind, body and emotions so deeply, often you will feel more refreshed than after a few hours of sleep.

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Weaving Your Personal Life into Fiction

Led by: Tracey Scott-Townsend

When: 2.30pm to 4.00pm

Where:  The Sheffield Lounge at Normanby Hall

Workshop Description: An exploration of how to transform lived experience into an invented story.

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Book here to secure your place on one of the many workshops we have running over the course of the No Limits Festival weekend, held at Normanby Hall. All workshops are FREE to attend.

Booking in advance highly recommended to avoid disappointment on the day. Clicking on the booking link will take you to Normanby Hall's chosen booking system, Eventbrite.