Word Walk with GOBS Collective
Saturday 29 May, 10am - 12pm
Old Market Square, Nottingham
Nottingham Poetry Festival invites you to a creative wander, starting in Nottingham’s Old Market Square and ending at Victoria Park, St. Ann’s.
Word Walk writers must abide by the Government’s current public health restrictions and social distancing guidelines must be adhered to – writers are asked to limit the transmission risk wherever possible by acting responsibly, avoiding contact and maintaining a 1m distance from people outside your household or bubble. There will be hand sanitiser available and all equipment is sanitised before use.
Please do not attend the Word Walk if you are experiencing any coronavirus symptoms:
• A high temperature
• A new, continuous cough
• A loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste
Write, scribble, meet new friends, and explore the world around you.
The Nottingham Poetry Festival team will be in Old Market Square from 10am with clipboards, paper, and pens available, inviting you to respond to the environment creatively while walking around the space.
We welcome everyone to a fun day for beginners and laureates alike. With poetry prompts and helpful advice from GOBS Collective, you will be given a kickstart to writing in the heart of our city for half an hour. Enjoy the morning stroll as, at 10.45am, we move through Hockley to arrive at Victoria Park, where we will spend time writing, doodling and chatting, inspired by what’s around us.
Word Walk will end in Victoria Park at 12pm, when you will be asked to hand in a page or two of your work. The Nottingham Poetry Festival team and GOBS Collective will then turn the morning’s scribbles into a zine (small publication).
Word Walk Zine will be available at the Nottingham Poetry Festival Get-Together at Antenna on Sunday 27 June, 12pm-8pm or you can opt to have a copy posted to you when you sign up.
If you want to come along to Word Walk on Saturday 29 May, 10am-12pm, book for free via Eventbrite. Places are limited!