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Creative Writing with Poet Matt Abbott

24th March 2022 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Join poet Matt Abbott in the Sunny Bank Mills Gallery for a relaxed creative writing workshop focused on local heritage and hidden stories!


Through a mixture of writing prompts and archive materials, you’re invited to respond to local heritage and its hidden stories! You might have a family connection to the textile mills of yesteryear. Or you might want to explore the other hidden stories of LS28 – from the Pudsey Pudding to Aston Martin.

These relaxed sessions are open to grown-up writers of all abilities. There’ll be opportunities to share your work as part of a wider project, but absolutely no obligation or expectation! Some exercises may be loosely poetry-led, but all forms of writing will be encouraged.

Please bring your own writing materials!

Meet in the Gallery at 6:15pm

These workshops are being produced in partnership between Sunny Bank Mills and LEEDS 2023.

About Matt Abbott

Matt Abbott is a poet, educator, and activist from Wakefield. His début solo show ‘Two Little Ducks’ earned 5* reviews at Edinburgh Fringe 2017 and on a 2018 UK theatre show. The poems were published as his début collection by Verve in 2018. His début kids’ poetry collection ‘A Hurricane in my Head’ was published by Bloomsbury in 2019.

Notable commissions include Leeds United FC’s centenary kit launch, TV ads for Nationwide Building Society, Blue Peter, and Cancer Research UK. Matt also fronts indie band Skint & Demoralised and founded spoken word record label Nymphs & Thugs in 2015.

Covid 19

We will be monitoring government guidance should anything change. If so, please follow the general Covid-19 guidance for our workshops here:


24th March 2022
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Sunny Bank Mills Gallery
83-85 Town Street
Farsley, LS28 5UJ United Kingdom