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TRAVEL WRITING WORKSHOPS

I run one day-long Travel Writing Workshops and Travel Writing Masterclasses. Full details from our Travel Writing Workshops website www.travelworkshops.co.uk

The next Travel Writing Workshop at ITV's London Television Studios on the South Bank, where Parkinson, This Morning, Ant and Dec and other favourite programmes are made, is on Saturday 15th September 2007.

The next  London Bloomsbury Travel Writing Workshops, in a Georgian drawing room overlooking Queen Square in central London,  will be held on Saturday 1st March 2008.

All our Travel Writing Workshops are small and intensive, focussing on writing skills.

There are two tutors - myself and  distinguished travel writer Rory Maclean, author of  Magic Bus, featured as BBC Radio 4's Book of the Week. (You can visit Rory's website at www.rorymaclean.com)

The aim of the day is to make every participant produce publishable work.

For a good flavour of the day, see our five star review in Time Out.

I am very pleased that following the last Bloomsbury Travel Writing Workshop several participants have had their first travel piece accepted for publication in major magazines and newspapers. Others have started on their travel narrative books.

We also run a Travel Writing Masterclass, for those who have already attended a Travel Writing Workshop or have some previous experience of travel writing.

If you're interested in receiving details on the Bloomsbury Travel Writing Workshops or Travel Writing Masterclass, just email me at travelworkshops@deabirkett.com

TEXTWORKSHOP - Writing workshops for museum and gallery professionals

I run intensive, day-long writing workshops for those who want to produce exciting, innovative text for their galleries and exhibitions. My co-tutor is Rebecca Mileham, formerly of the Science Museum.

Further details from www.textworkshop.co.uk, or email contact@textworkshop.co.uk

KIDS IN MUSEUMS

Kids in Museums Campaign

It`s exciting times in Britain`s museums and galleries. Never before has there been such imaginative and innovative plans and practice. Museums up and down the country are striving to make everyone not only feel welcome once they have entered their doors, but feel able and eager to make take those first few steps towards them.

It`s also exciting times at Kids in Museums, a classic story of good emerging out of bad. Founded four years ago  when my two-year old son was thrown out of the Royal Academy for being too noisy, Kids in Museums now leads in promoting family-friendly policies, attitudes and exhibitions throughout Britain. The Kids in Museums Manifesto has been a phenomenally successful and useful tool in encouraging and guiding museums in making a family visit enjoyable and engaging. In all its work, Kids in Museums sees a museum visit through the eyes of the visitor and draws on visitors` experiences and expertise.

Now Kids in Museums is growing up. It is being set up as a separate organization and applying for charitable status. This will enable the good work to expand and develop. Kids in Museums and the Guardian will continue to work together on the annual award, the Guardian Family-Friendly Museum Award.

Kids in Museums was founded as a visitor inspired and led organization. Everything we do is from the visitor perspective. We hope many of you will become involved.

For the past, present and future of Kids in Museums - and your role in that future - go to www.kidsinmuseums.org.uk.

                                                                                        

APPEARANCES, TALKS, DEBATES

2007

THE GREAT MUSEUM DEBATE - What are Museums for? 

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THE VERB                   

 

MANY RIVERS FILMS

I'm very excited to let you know that our TV production company, Many Rivers Films, of  which I am Creative Director, continues to attract awards. Our films have been nominated for an Emmy, a Grierson and a Royal Television Society Award. For futher details, go to our website - www.manyriversfilms.co.uk

    


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