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10am–4pm and 10am–8pm
£40 for two days, including lunch and refreshments
Slow Boat 

Artists Hayley Newman and Sally O’Reilly host a two-day writing workshop on Slow Boat, taking the canals and environs as site and catalyst for text-based performances. On the first day, participants develop writing in response to prompts, exercises and particularities of selected waterside places. The second day involves feeding back on texts, devising modes of delivery and preparing for an evening performance to an invited audience.

Two bursaries are available for artists and writers who can demonstrate the positive impact this will have on their practice. To apply, or if you would like further information, please contact Farwa at Application closes Tuesday 16th July, 11am.

Please note that this event takes place over two dates. Please book online or call Ikon Shop on 0121 248 0711. Online booking closes at 5pm on Thursday 25 July.

Slow Boat is accessible by wheelchair via a ramp and lift and crew are on hand to provide additional assistance for foot passengers boarding the boat. We advise visitors to call 0121 248 0708 to discuss any access requirements.