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SoftLads Workshop

#SoftLads: Creative Writing Workshop

Stryx Gallery

Saturday 27 November, 12-3pm


SHOUT Festival would like to invite you to join our FREE creative writing workshop that responds to the fabulous tapestries created by Oliver Bliss for his upcoming #Softlads exhibition at STRYX Gallery

The portrait series explores notions of masculinity in relation to contemporary hero-worship, body image, activism, sexuality, gender variation and history of identity. The work explores why we promote ourselves on social media and its impact. The pieces aim to celebrate and question how online sub-cultures have developed through hashtags to create online global communities.

You are invited to take part in a workshop delivered in collaboration with The Word Association and led by creative writing coach Holly Winter-Hughes. The Word Association are a Worcester based organisation that facilitate writing workshops to publish limited edition poetry anthologies made by community groups.

The workshop will take place in STRYX Gallery on 27th November (Saturday) between 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm. 

During the workshop, you will have a chance to creatively respond and explore the themes of Oliver’s works through your creative writing practice. As a participant, you will be given prompts to encourage them to write about the themes explored in the work and with the support, you will be able to create poems and prose pieces on the themes of identity, gender and self-worth. 

Everyone who takes part will be invited to submit their work into an anthology which will be published in 2022. 

There are limited spaces available so make sure you book your ticket early!

Important COVID-19 information:

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we want to make sure that this event is safe for both artists and participants involved in making it. As such, we ask all artists, organisers and participants to bring with them proof of negative Lateral Flow Test and/or proof of double vaccination, otherwise, you might be refused entry to the venue. 

Photography disclosure: During the event, a member of the SHOUT team (Jakub Ceglarz) will be taking photographs of the workshop.


27 Nov 2021


12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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STRYX Gallery
STRYX Gallery, Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street B5 5RS


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