Sound Detectives

Ruben and Leo with giant ears Last week the Piglets group and I had lots of fun trying on giant ears and imagining what sounds we could hear if we had extra sensitive hearing. We then wrote poems based on these imagined sounds. I have to admit, this session was a bit of a trial… read more »

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Once upon a …

Well the Saddlebacks have started off the new term with an ambitious project to write some proper short stories. We looked at a few good examples from Carter, Hemingway and Mansfield and then got down to it… Ione made a great start with this intriguing opening:  “I run out of the door and slam it. The noise… read more »

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Giant leapers

Experimenting is what we like doing best at Little Green Pig. Lucy and I don’t plan our sessions or topics for our writing workshops weeks in advance. What works best for us is trying out new things, throwing out an idea and letting the children run (or write) with it. Sometimes things work, and we… read more »

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Behind the scenes

We’re on an Easter holidays at Little Green Pig for the next couple of weeks, but Lucy and I seem to have been busier than ever, writing a funding application to apply for a small amount of money to keep the club going. One of the best things about writing it was passing on all… read more »

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Speaking out

On Thursday 20th March we had our first performance by three of our writers from the Saddlebacks group. They performed as part of an Open Mic night for young people at Jubilee Library, alongside some writers from the BHASVIC writers collective. It was a great night, and refreshing to hear some young voices – so many open mic… read more »

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Picnicking Pigs in Hats

Over the last two weeks we’ve had two guest workshop leaders, Anna and Emily, lead workshops on drama and writing monologues, with fantastic results. Our Piglets and Saddlebacks each chose a hat to wear and then and were transformed into fashion designers, sailors, cowgirls, artists and even a Basque chef! Everyone really enjoyed writing in… read more »

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Getting ready to perform!

Well, despite a pretty soggy February, we’ve been having a great time at the writing sessions over the last few weeks. We had fun with limericks and silly rhymes last week and are now really excited about our guest workshop leader who will be visiting on 11th and 18th March to do some creative stuff… read more »

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Runaway pancakes and runaway blogs

Ho hum. I have accidentally deleted a post I wrote a couple of weeks ago, updating you on what we’ve been doing at Little Green Pig over the last few weeks. I even managed to delete a very nice comment from the mother of someone who comes to the sessions. Anyway, here is a brief… read more »

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Journeys

We had our first guest workshop leader at Little Green Pig today. Lucy and I handed over the pencils and paper to Andy, who leapt straight in the deep end and led the sessions on writing about journeys. The Piglets looked at an extract from  Tom’s Midnight Garden, and the Saddlebacks read an extract from The… read more »

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Little Green Pig has launched!

A lot has happened since the last post – we’ve been busy fundraising,  designing a logo and flyers, recruiting volunteers and  generally spreading the word about Little Green Pig. We had our first session at Brighton Youth Centre last Tuesday, where, despite the gales and rain, we had 9  children and young people turn up,… read more »

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