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Adult's Poetry (Sat 14th November)

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Adult's Poetry (Sat 14th November)

The Old Courthouse Thirsk
Saturday 14th November

Gain confidence in your skills and inspire the inner writer within you by taking part in our adult's poetry workshop.

In this workshop you will explore and play with language and rhythm, guided by local poet, Olivia Mulligan. She will share with you her favourite techniques and tips to craft a poem that you can be proud of. This workshop in particular will focus on the theme ‘changing seasons.’
The workshop is led by poet Olivia Mulligan who says, ‘A theme is always a good starting point, but through this workshop we will practise the journey of expressing our own voice and how to avoid the predictable.’
Olivia is passionate about sharing her love of poetic practice with others. She has studied creative writing at Royal Holloway, University of London, and was awarded the departmental prize. In addition, some of her work has been published by Like The Wind and she has had ‘endless fun’ running a series of poetry workshops in a local school. Most recently, poet Ian Macmillan read one her lockdown poems as part of Barnsley Museums "Hear My Voice".
Suitable For: Adults (16+)
Materials: All materials and tools are provided but you are welcome to bring your own with you.
Other Info: We don't use physical tickets, please use your email confirmation as proof of purchase.

COVID-19 Secure Guidelines

Wearing a face covering during workshops at The Courthouse is mandatory, unless you are exempt.

Cloth and disposable face masks can be uncomfortable, hot and fog up your glasses!

Donate (min. £1.50) to Rural Arts and use one of our high-grade, CE-certified acrylic face shields.

They’re sanitised and quarantined between uses for your safety and peace of mind.

Poetry Workshop, Saturday 14th November, 10am - 12pm, Rural Arts, Thirsk Tickets Available: 7
Ticket 20.00

Workshops at Rural Arts give you the opportunity to learn or develop an artistic skill in a relaxed, creative environment and are all suitable for beginners. Our tutors are friendly, passionate and have lots of experience and knowledge to share with you. We want your day with us to be relaxed, offering you a bit of escapism and the chance to get to know like-minded people (plus there’s the bonus of getting to take something you have lovingly made home with you!).

Get to know others in the group whilst enjoying a drink in the Rural Arts Café before heading through to the workshop to start getting creative! The Café will be open throughout the day for you to get drinks and delicious lunches and cakes. Visit the café page to view our menu.

Please bring an apron.


Disability Access

If you require any special assistance in the workshop, please let us know in advance.

Car Parking

The Courthouse offers disabled parking for Blue Badge owners. If you will be needing to use the disabled parking please contact us prior to arrival so we can reserve you a place in our carpark. 

Wheel Chair Access

The Courthouse has wheel chair access into, and throughout, the building. There is a lift providing access to the second floor and disabled toilet.

If you are coming to a workshop or performance please let us know in advance so we can allocate a space for you in the audience or studio.


If you have purchased a place on a workshop or to one of our performances at The Courthouse and are bringing a carer with you, please let us know when you book your place. Carers are welcome to attend the activity, but if they wish to participate they will need to book a place. 

Assistance Dogs

Assistance Dogs are allowed in the building.

How To Find The Venue

Planning Your Visit

  • A short walk from Thirsk Market Place
  • Local parking
  • Disabled parking, access and toilet
  • Games, books and activities for children
  • Children’s menu
  • Baby changing facilities
  • High chair

Adult's Poetry (Sat 14th November)

Adult's Poetry (Sat 14th November)
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