I do love doing something different and Viking really nailed it recently with their Tudor times creative evening.
With some background live lute music, we were treated to a little food feast, plenty prosecco and fabulous workshops to unleash our creativity, Tudor way, to celebrate Shakespeare Week.
First, the calligraphy workshop ran by the talented Mathilda from Quill London. I have been to one or two workshops with those guys and they are a great intro to the art of calligraphy.
And the kit we left the event with will fuel my like to it.
Calligraphy is a great way to create head space, and sometimes I just write on old magazines images, to ease my constant battle with anxiety.
The biggest surprise of the night was, doubtless the sonnet writing workshop, which was, in the very short time available, a whistlestop class on the art of poem writing.
The lovely Jacqueline Sapphra expertly explained what a sonnet is (fourteen line poem, usually written in iambic pentameter and rhymed, you all) and we got to write sonnets, but one line each, complementing others’ writing.
And we were introduced to the sass of Edna St Vincent Millay.
It reminded me of classroom play, when we created to most amazing stories by passing a notebook around and I enjoyed way more than I though I ever would.
Of course, Viking has stationery solutions for all your writing needs so I’ll be able to keep putting creativity to paper!
You can check their website out – but careful, once you go in, it’s hard to get out!
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