Learning Creative Workshop

Writing in Nature

Join poet and performer Fausta Joly for an afternoon of creative writing at the museum's Dame Sylvia Crowe Garden to produce your own little fictions and poetry inspired by nature.

What to expect

Creative writing is a powerful tool of self-expression, and nature has historically been an endless source of creative inspiration for people. The garden can be a perfect space for slowing down, meditating, collecting our thoughts and recharging our creative energy.

Try your hand at writing with poet and writer Fausta Joly. Be inspired by the Dame Sylvia Crowe Garden, nature and ecology, with triggers and cues to get your creativity flowing. All are welcome from budding authors to complete novices, and no previous writing experience is necessary.

Please bring your own notebook and pen, other materials and refreshments will be provided.


Fausta Joly

Joly is a poet, writer, performer and founder of Joly Licks, advocating that "Creativity is a Guarantee of Sanity!”. She produces Fervor Festival – a blaze of Spoken Word, Cabaret, Drag and Music showcasing multi-disciplinary artists, and Coven Jazz Nights – celebrating female and non-binary jazz artists, as well as co-hosting the esteemed spoken word night, Hackney Hammer & Tongue. Joly’s playful poetry workshops for all levels ignite joy and empathy. Visit @jolylicks

Booking information

Adult: £26

Student/Concession: £20

Members*: £18

*Please note that this benefit only applies to the cardholding Member’s ticket and not those of additional guests.

  • This workshop is suitable for all levels, including beginners.

  • This workshop is for adults, but 14 to 17 year olds are welcome with an adult. Please note that the adult must book a ticket too.

  • Ticket prices include refreshments.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Visit our Terms & Conditions page for further information.