October 19, 2010
workshop was final grant-funded event at Apex Park
final free event to be held at Apex Park funded by Somerset Community
Foundation's Grassroots scheme was held at the weekend.
Creative writing teacher Debby Grice held an all-day adults creative
writing workshop at the park's information point on Saturday (16th
After imaginative warm-ups, the group learnt how to create convincing
characters, where to get ideas from, how to open a story, different
approaches to plotting and how to improve their writing.
Sedgemoor District Council's Parks and Open Spaces Project Officer,
Marina Turner, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It was with thanks
to the Somerset Community Foundation's Grassroots scheme that
£2,615 was awarded to the Friends of Apex Park Improvements
was awarded for National Play Day 2009 and £1,615 was for
events such as this one which have been taking place on occasional
basis at Apex Park since January 2009."
"This free workshop was the last event to be funded by the
scheme. It's my understanding that, sadly, the Grassroots grant
programme is coming to a close in March 2011."
"I hope everyone who has attended an event or workshop at
Apex Park has enjoyed themselves and appreciated the free time
that a lot of our volunteers have put in to running the free workshops."
Pictured above are some of the people at last Saturday's writing