Memories Inspire Poetry Sessions

Silver Social has been visiting community venues across the district this week, holding workshops with award winning poet, Martin Figura. Chatting about memories, the sessions were centred on the poem 'I Come From,' encouraging participants to remember the sights, sounds and smells of their early years. 

Martin encouraged everyone to have a go at automatic writing, allowing ideas to flow before trying to craft this into the first draft of a poem. Some participants brought objects to trigger memories and Martin had a range of inspirational objects including a vintage camera, records and a book detailing 81 ways with potato! 

 Residents of Attleborough creating their own poetry

Residents of Attleborough creating their own poetry

 Silver Social workshop at Swaffham Wellbeing Group

Silver Social workshop at Swaffham Wellbeing Group

Martin returns to Breckland with a tour of his performance, Doctor Zeeman’s Catastrophe Machine, in which he contemplates love, loss & when to let go. Tickets are £5, including refreshments - full details here.