Thanks to funding from the Royal Bank of Scotland, we were able to run another creative writing group. The group worked with tutor Andy Manders for 8 weeks finding their own unique voices.
The culmination of their effors was to create poems to become ‘found poems’ on a special installation in an area known as the Poetry Garden within the Secret Wood at The Falkirk Wheel.
The group enjoyed working with Gary from Bonnywood (a wood crafts producer, based in Bonnybridge) to extracts from their poems for the garden. Gary showed group members how to put their pieces onto especially created wooden plaques which were then inscribed using a technique called ‘ Pyrography’ ( Wood Burning).
Each piece has now been varnished and carefully placed within the beautiful location of the Secret Wood, at The Falkirk Wheel. This is an area maintained by The Scottish Waterways Trust and groups of young people gaining employability skills by working alongside the Trust.
We hope you enjoy going to find them!
29/05/2017 at 10:12 am