Ideas from the Attic – Skills Development Day

Date: 20th April 2018, Time: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm, Location: The Writers’ Block

A festival of ideas, where they come from and how they are developed, inspired by director, designer, theatre maker, visionary and artistic director of Wildworks, Bill Mitchell. 

Friday 20 April, 10.30 – 4pm

Skills Development Day, for writers, artists and theatre makers

10.30 – 11.30 A box of Red, a box of Luck, a box of Teeth… keynote speech by Sue Hill. Artist, theatre maker, cultural animateur and Bill Mitchell’s partner in life and work, Sue will talk on how Bill worked and the extraordinary contents of his attic.

Venue: The Lecture Hall, Opie Building, Cornwall College Camborne TR14 0EQ

12 – 4pm      Exhibition of Bill’s Boxes and collage books

The Writer Conversation Library: The opportunity for delegates to have a series of conversations with inspiring writers and artists Annamaria Murphy, Mercedes Kemp, Wyl Menmuir and Jane Darke on how they gather and process ideas.  Delegates are invited to bring their own sketchbooks and notebooks to share with the writers and other attendees to provoke conversation. These take place at different points during the afternoon enabling delegates to explore the exhibition of Bill Mitchell’s work.

This event is free for creative practitioners as it is supported by Cultivator.  There are limited tickets for the general public at £10.

Venue: The Writers’ Block, Merlin Building, Cornwall College Camborne TR15 3RD


Free for eligible practitioners living in Cornwall. To be made directly through Cultivator via Eventbrite.

Everyone else £10 through CRBO (places are limited)


Festival Details:

Friday 20 April – Sunday 22 April

At The Writers’ Block, Merlin Building, Cornwall College, Trevenson Road, Redruth, TR15 3RD


An exhibition of Bill Mitchell’s landscape boxes, collage and sketchbooks from his extraordinary attic of ideas, the visions and curiosities of his imaginations.

Speakers, workshops, writing, making, Cornish publishers and a writer conversation library.

The Writers’ Block is a unique, inspirational artist created space, dedicated to encouraging and supporting creative writing across the community.

“Blown away by the venue – what a wonderful environment for writers.”

“Love The Writers’ Block. What a great space and resource.”

A space to think, converse and create.


Event Details

Date: 20th April 2018
Time: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Cornwall College
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