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Writing Shop

Creative Writing Workshops

Sat 1 – Sat 22 Jun 2024, 10am

Learning Studio

Free, advance booking required

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Running time

1 hour 30 minutes

Age range

18+

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On general sale Wed 15 May, 1:00pm

On general sale Wed 15 May, 1:00pm

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Counter Culture: 175 years of shopping at Boots provides the inspiration for this free series of creative writing workshops.

Using the exhibition as a springboard for your imagination, we’ll explore a range of ideas, such as what beauty means to you, your memories of shopping and what the store of the future might be like. We’ll use short writing activities to approach writing across a range of forms with a spirit of exploration, playfulness and fun.

These workshops are for  anyone who wants to have a go at writing in a relaxed and supportive environment. No previous experience is necessary. Each workshop is different and standalone – attend all four or as many as you can.

Spaces are limited and must be booked in advance. Refreshments will be available.

Counter Culture is part of a wider research project called Chemists to the Nation, Pharmacy to the World: Exploring the Global Dimensions of British Healthcare and Beauty with Boots the Chemists, 1919-1980 which is supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

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Helen Foster

Workshop Facilitator

An old poster from Boots where two women converse over a pharmacy counter
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Counter Culture Exhibition

Enjoy a fantastic exhibition on the history of shopping at Boots.

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