Museum to host creative writing afternoons

AN an exciting new weekly programme for autumn, Lyme Regis Museum will be working with local poet and writer Sarah Acton to offer creative writing afternoons celebrating the town’s heritage. 

The weekly Sunday afternoon sessions will encourage writing inspired by objects in the museum’s collections, with a relaxed and social atmosphere over tea and cake.

Those taking part will be given exclusive up-close access to selected objects to discuss, and there will be fun and inspiring prompts to get started or continue writing at all levels and abilities. 

The programme will see Sarah based in the museum most Sunday afternoons from September 15 to December 1, from 2.15pm to 3.45pm. If anyone wants to join the group, just pop into the museum, call or book online.

A one-off payment of £5.95 includes the opportunity to book any/all of the 10 sessions in advance, including refreshments and museum entry for a year.

 Everyone is welcome to come and participate, and the museum is encouraging local visitors and residents to bring someone along who might enjoy meeting new friends, an afternoon of chat, and gentle writing activities for fun and wellbeing.

The project is open to everyone but places are limited. All materials will be provided.

 Sarah Acton is the Jurassic Coast (UNESCO) World Heritage Site poet-in-residence. She is an experienced facilitator who creates participatory poetry and creative writing activities under the name Black Ven, to invite participants into an active and enquiring relationship between their creativity and the natural landscape.

For more details or to book, please visit the front desk of the museum, call 01297 443370 or visit

 If you have any questions you’d like to ask before booking, email Sarah on

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