As the first step of a new project leading to a professional commission for a writer to devise a large-scale outdoor performance for the 2020 Inside Out Dorset Festival, we are delighted to offer a wonderful opportunity for professional and emerging writers to expand their practice by working with European artist and theorist Thomas Lamersfrom the acclaimed Dutch performance group, Collectief Walden.

Using his experience of touring outdoor works, Thomas will share his methods of devising and directing and the uses of narrative structure and content creation that inform his approach to the landscape. Participants will explore the processes of writing and text selection with particular reference to nature, ecology, and outdoor environments.

Collectief Wallden will also be performing the UK premier of their latest show, Olie, at Inside Out Dorset Festival’s event Coastal Encounterson 15-16 September in Boscombe Cliff Gardens for those interested in seeing Thomas’s work at close quarter. The free performance explores how mining, oil and greed can influence, inform and damage the landscape around us.

Writer’s Workshop details:

Monday 17th September

10am – 3pm

£15 – bursary places available


Venue: Event Marquee, Shelley Park, Boscombe

Please bring a pack lunch, tea/coffee/water is provided