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Roanna Mitchell & Louisa Harvey present: Occupy Your Body: A writing workshop with movement

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Write! Writing is for you, you are for you; your body is yours, take it.’ – Helene Cixous, The Laugh of the Medusa

Forget the New Year diet talk and join this creative writing workshop as an alternative form of exercise! It will cover writing exercises that explore how your body can have voice and take up space — how YOU can have voice and take up space.

What to expect

To help you write, you will involve the body with gentle movement and sensory input through touch and smell. There will also be space to rant. The session will be low-pressure and requires no previous writing experience and is open to those for whom English is a second language.

Roanna and Louisa have organized and run over 80 workshops and events for AnyBody UK exploring creative ways to subvert body stigma, as well as writing- and performance workshops around themes of madness and recovery.

About Louisa Harvey

Louisa  is a writer of poetry and creative non-fiction. 
She has published in the Guardian, the Independent, Open Democracy, and others. She runs poetry night Mad Poets Speak, and is an associate artist of the charity AnyBodyUK, which seeks to challenge those who make profit from body hatred.

About Roanna Mitchell

Roanna  is a performance-maker, and a Lecturer in Physical Theatre and movement at the University of Kent. She has directed/created/movement directed performance internationally, including collaborations with Richard Schechner (Imagining O, UK/India/US), Platform 7 (Resting Place, Ramsgate/Charing Cross Station/Folkestone seafront) and Accidental Collective (Here’s Hoping, Theatre Royal Margate/Oval House London). She is an associate artist with AnyBodyUK and co-runs  The Chekhov Collective UK.

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Testimonials

Wonderful and very professional in their approach. We all came away with something positive and all enjoyed the sessions very much’ – Workshop participant, Turner Contemporary Margate, 2019

I really enjoyed the course and felt the workshop’s gave me the opportunity to explore my creativity from a different perspective. I just didn’t want it to end. Fantastic!’ – Workshop participant, Turner Contemporary Margate, 2019

Thank you, Roanna and Louisa, for providing a fantastic workshop. Your professional approach, competency, patience and openness gave me the self-confidence to create something new. The workshop encouraged me to be more open to work with my body and finally create my piece of poetry. It was an amazing experience. I have never created poetry, but step by step, I was able to write something new. It allows me to express my feelings, and I am really happy about that. Thank you very much’  – Workshop participant, Turner Contemporary Margate, 2019

Wellness Weekend, Roanna Mitchell & Louisa Harvey present: Occupy Your Body: A writing workshop with movement, Poplar Union, mental health, New Years resolution, writing workshop near me, tower hamlets, east London, Poplar

Wellness Weekend, Roanna Mitchell & Louisa Harvey present: Occupy Your Body: A writing workshop with movement, Poplar Union, mental health, New Years resolution, writing workshop near me, tower hamlets, east London, Poplar


Wellness Weekend Ticket Offer

This event is part of our Wellness Weekend (18 & 19 January). Get a combined ticket for the whole weekend for just £20.50 / £14.50 conc. Add all 3 workshops to your basket and the offer will be applied.

Workshops available on this offer: 

Saturday @ 1pm – Food & Mental Health with Micki Ramondt

Saturday @ 3.30pm – Reflection and Manifestation with Micki Ramondt

Sunday @ 11am – Roanna Mitchell & Louisa Harvey present: Occupy Your Body

Sun 19 January 11am-4pm

£5 / £3 conc.
Age range: 18+

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