Literary Events 2015-2016 – PREP in York trips and visits!

I am really delighted and excited to share with you that I am planning a whole host of literary trips and visits for my tutees this year!  Read on for all the details, and please do get in touch if you have any questions.  literature_1_large_by_james1191

Parents are welcome to all events and must accompany tutees in Years 7-11.  Please note that where there is an entrance fee, you will need to make the necessary arrangements yourself.  You will also need to provide a packed lunch where appropriate.

You are welcome to bring friends and family; please let me know in advance how many of you there will be.

Other than entrance fees and theatre tickets, I am running all of these events and trips for free – I hope that lots of you will get involved and I look forward to seeing you!

Saturday October 10th, 10am

  • Visit to York Art Gallery – get creative and write poetry using paintings and scuptures as inspiration.

Wednesday November 18th, 7.30pm

  • Visit to the Grand Opera House for a performance of ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ – 5 tickets available – please contact me asap to confirm your place!  I have prepaid so the cost will be £12.50 each, to be paid to me in advance please.

Saturday December 5th, 10am

  • Visit to the Museum Gardens – discover the remains of the Roman Fortress and learn what the Romans have to teach us about rhetoric.

Saturday January 16th, 10am

  • Visit to York Minster – explore some of Shakespeare’s most famous Kings through text and history.

Saturday February 13th, 10am

  • Visit to the National Railway Museum – indulge yourself in your favourite children’s literature and turn your hand to writing some of your own.

Saturday March 12th, 10am

  • Visit to Fountains Abbey – walk in the shadows of the monks and discover some of the oldest religious texts in existence.

Saturday April 9th, 11am

  • Visit to Castle Howard – explore the house in the context of Brideshead Revisited and read extracts over a civilsed picnic!

Saturday May 14th, 11am

  •  Visit to York Art Gallery – a more advanced poetry class that will use the art work to inspire you while you learn how to write using complex forms.

Saturday June 11th, 10am

  • Visit to Rowntree Park for a morning of drama culminating in a short performance.  Open to amateurs and professionals alike!

Saturday July 9th

  • Visit to the Minster Gardens for an end of year celebration in the form of a miniature lit-fest.  Bring an extract of your favourite piece of literature to read.  There will be cake…