Update: please note change of date to Tues 28th September 2021.
Join us for a morning of creative writing with the living legend that is Brian 'Bugsy' McMahon!
We're thrilled silly to be able to offer our classes again after a painfully long restriction period during the Covid-19 pandemic. And to start the ball rolling again, we're teaming up with lovely and entertaining Bugsy McMahon to deliver a laid-back workshop on the writing process, exploring style, genre, mediums.
Most know Brian as Bugsy McMahon, a familiar face around Donaghmore here in Co. Tyrone. Having just stepped off a film-set for Speak of The Devil, Brian has tamed his hirsuite Viking mane to regular bushy Joe, living the life in #Donaghmore :-)
(BTW he has his own hair serum - dark rum and what have you!)
Currently artistic director of the Bardic Theatre, Brian has about 20 pies in the oven - preparing productions across Mid Ulster, working with groups with special needs, re-engaging events for the Bardic Theatre interrupted by the Covid-19 pandemic, workshops to explore the psychology and elements of acting - and this with a young family in tow! An idle person he is not :-)
Brian lives and breathes performing arts - from acting, teaching, writing, directing to producing; Brian is involved in every aspect of the art. His passion lies with his innovative B Dramatic teaching method which uses physical learning around the subject matter, rather than just stationary book-learning, and this has already been hailed a success in his teaching post at Southwest College, with a number of his students obtaining places in prestigious acting schools in London and further afield.
His acting clubs in primary schools are always met with much excitement and Brian aims to expand his learning method to different disciplines, to provide another medium for students to access learning.
We are delighted to work with Bugsy to develop a creative writing programme in a relaxed setting at our coffee Takeaway Hatch! Join us for a 2-hour Drink & Ink workshop to create your own story-line and develop your writing method, style, genre and process. Ticket price includes a beverage and fresh bake of your choice (we have some excellent options from local suppliers!).
No previous experience needed, just bring a notepad and pen and the wonder that is your imagination!
We are working to make our classes safe for participants, observing the best social distancing and sanitisation guidelines. As part of this, we will register participants at the start of each class, sanitise hands and take contact details for Track & Trace. Please arrive early to ensure this is done before class starts to ensure full value of session.
Participants from the same household and bubble can work at the same station, otherwise participants will be spaced safely apart.
Relax - Create - Smile