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Workshops will inspire youngsters' imagination

By Herald Express  |  Posted: January 17, 2013

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THE Centre for Contemporary Art and the Natural World is collaborating with the University of Exeter's festival of children's literature, extreme imagination, with two workshops for young people which explore personal writing and memory next month.

Artist Louise Brown will combine craft, making stories and raps to create intriguing objects which tell a tale.

Her diminutive 'box-tales' consist of tiny decorated boxes which hold a story within, and can be chained to be worn around the neck like a locket.

She began by making them for friends and family, creating an individual story for each person and now makes them for others.

Young people will have a chance to create their own box tales.

Louise will discuss how she makes the stories, the techniques for structuring such tiny tales and help people to decorate their own boxes a communal workshop.

CCANW gallery space will also be transformed into a teen-friendly environment during this period featuring the work of Devon Secondary school students.

All are welcome to hang out and play games, write extra-short stories and record your recollections on the leaves on the Memories of Childhood Tree.

CCANW Education Dome: Box Tales Workshops take place from 1pm to 4pm from February 19 to 22. They are suitable for youngsters aged 11 to 18

The CCANW gallery: Exhibitions and teen-friendly writing space will be open from February 16 until March 3 from 10am until 4pm.

It will be closed on Mondays.

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