Holiday Club: 29 July–02 August 2019. The Whole Story. Modern Mythical Monsters– (8–12 Yrs)
You’ve always thought that there is more to myths than just make-believe stories. That’s why you love studying the Ancient Greeks at school; from the Minotaur, to Medusa, to the Cyclops, you’ve always felt as though there’s something very real behind these ancient tales. When you discover an archaic, crumbling tome out of its display case at your local museum, you’re thrilled to see that it’s jam-packed with illustrations of mythical beasts – many of which you’ve never even heard of before. You sit down with it in a quiet corner to pour over the details of these unknown myths. Thanks to this book, you’re about to have an encounter with a creature that is far from fictional…
In this workshop, writers will learn about some popular ancient myths in order to craft their own one with a modern twist! Together we will explore how the Ancient Greeks used mythical beings in their tales, and create our own, brand new beast! When the creature bursts from the pages of the ancient book, how will it interact with the modern world? Will the creature be a friend or foe to your new character? And what will happen when the wider world discovers a brand new species of being. It’s up to our young writers to decide on its fate: will they devise a plot to return it to the mysterious book, or will they find a way to help it live in peace in contemporary Britain?
- Age Group: 8-12 Yrs
- Duration: 5 days. 15 hours.
- Start / End Dates: 29 July–02 August 2019
- Time: 10:00-13:00, Doors open 10 minutes before class. Early arrivals please wait to be invited by CYW staff to check in
- Venue: St John’s Notting Hill Church of England, Lansdowne Crescent, London W11 2NN
- Notes: All materials provided, Bring your own snack and drink for break time. All snacks must be nut free, Copyright © 2018 by Chelsea Young Writers Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction or distribution in any form of all or part of the course materials is prohibited
- Terms and Conditions: By making a booking through our site you agree that you have read, understand, and accept our Terms & Conditions and you agree to be bound by these, Cancellations received less than 30 days before the start of the program are not refundable