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Beccles Library The Blank Page Project

A series of creative workshops for teens

Your mentors

Suffolk Libraries

Alice Andrea Ewing

Organisation links
Location address: Beccles, NR34 9TB
Chosen age group:

For ages: 10 - 16 years

Available tickets:
Creative Workshop Free
Next date: None - message Mentor to express interest
Funded by Suffolk County Council
Universal holiday club with SEND support
A summary
Join us at Beccles Library for a variety of creative workshops throughout the summer: These activities are specifically designed for Children aged 10 -16 (Secondary and Primary Year 6). Library: Beccles Library, Blyburgate, Beccles NR34 9TB 25 & 28 July 10-3pm Poppy Stevens – Spoken Word Poet and Theatre artist 1 August 10-3pm Dean Parkin – Video Poet, playwright and artist. 4 August 10-3pm Alice Andrea-Ewing – Sculpture artist working with clay, plaster and brass casting techniques. 8 August 10-3pm Hazel Garrity - Bookbinder and Creative Writer. 11 August 10-3pm Elley Woolf – Creative writer and LBTQ+ ambassador
About your mentors
Suffolk Libraries
Where I belong.
We’re the independent charity that runs Suffolk’s library service. We nurture children’s literacy, support vulnerable people and promote wellbeing across Suffolk.
Alice Andrea Ewing
I am an artist and a founder-sculptor
Alice Andrea Ewing is an artist and a founder-sculptor with a foundry and studio in Suffolk. She studied Art History at Cambridge University before training to cast in the Italian or Renaissance Lost Wax process. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, collaborated with fashion label Loewe, and produced commissions for Aldourie Castle, The Newt in Somerset and Soho Farmhouse. In 2015 she established The Portable Foundry Project, designing creative educational programmes to encourage confidence in young people through engagement with sculpture and foundry activities. She has also designed and delivered a number of well-being and mental health programmes connected to the Arts. These include pilot programmes for Suffolk Art Link and NHS Primary Care Personalised Care Programmes. She has Mental Health first aid training and a foundation in Psychotherapy and Counselling.
Hazel Garrity
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My chief enthusiasms have always been words, books and making things so bookbinding combines these elements perfectly. It's also accessible and fun. As a secondary school English teacher, I worked with young people to give them the confidence to be creative with language. Now I want to explore the possibilities offered by combining words with the craft of constructing books in different forms and expressing ideas in new ways. As a member of the Society of Bookbinders, I have been lucky enough to attend workshops with some expert professionals in this area and, although I'm not an expert myself, I know how satisfying it can be to create something unique and personal, using simple materials with traditional tools and skills. Far from dry and dusty, this is a fascinating world offering endless possibilities for self-expression.
Poppy Stevens
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Poppy Stevens is a community arts practitioner, poet and performer. Her writing has been commissioned and published by The National Centre for Writing, The Young Norfolk Arts Trust, TOAST Poetry, BBC Radio Norfolk & Suffolk & Atrium poetry. Poppy works within the community delivering creative workshops to a diverse range of people. Her work with children spans from EYFS to Key Stage 4 both in schools, alternative provisions and community settings. Poppy runs a regular dyslexia inclusive writing club. These courses focus on taking the fear out of reading and writing and instead celebrate imagination, creativity and storytelling. As someone with dyslexia Poppy understands the importance of creating non judgemental spaces for neurodivergent young people to express their ideas.
Ellena Woolf
Community artist and diversity advocate
Ellena Woolf is an artist interested in community. Through her multiple artistic outlets, she seeks to engage people with their own creativity. Her touring poetry project, Voice Notes To My Child Self, invites participants into the Time-Travelling Recording Booth to leave a poetic voice note to their younger selves. Woolf has been commissioned by the BBC and the Institute of Contemporary arts, and has worked with the EHRC, The Norwich and Norfolk Festival and Creative Arts East. She can facilitate a variety of creative workshops, as well as performing poetry and public speaking and hosting. As a proud member of the queer community, Ellena's work seeks to amplify LGBTQ+ voices.
Dean Parkin
Friendly poet and workshop leader.
Dean Parkin is a friendly poet from Suffolk and experienced workshop leader, who has led writing activities with every age from primary school children to the over nineties.
When your mentor provides a strapline it will go here
I am passionate about getting young people into the libraries through creative purposes. I believe that libraries are a safe community space for all.
Hazel Brookes
Reader, writer and lover of all things book
I am a Library and Information Advisor working at Bungay Library.
Learning aims
Aim 1
To try something new and explore creativity
Aim 2
To learn about what Suffolk Libraries can offer
Aim 3
To develop confidence in meeting and working with new people
Pricing information
Ticket nameCreative Workshop
Where we'll be
Beccles Library, Blyburgate, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 9TB
Enhanced DBS
Risk Assessment
Public Liability Insurance
Safeguarding Training
First Aid Training
First Aid Kit
Smoke Detector
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Cancellation Policy
Free bookings do not require refunds but as places are limited, please cancel if you cannot attend so that your place can be offered to someone else.

My experience consists of a leisure activity, on a specific date(s), and therefore the 14-day ‘cooling off period’ under the Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013 does not apply.