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Chalk Stream Writing Workshop

Saturday 13:00

John Pearson Hall

Join author and storyteller Dawn Nelson for a story walk and writing workshop focused on the River Arle chalk stream.


Saturday 13:00
Saturday 16:00

June 29th 2024 at 13:00 - June 29th 2024 at 16:00

Event details

Address:St John the Baptist Church
East Street

Postcode:SO24 9AG


Contact Information:Hampshire & Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust
01489 774400


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Are you keen to try creative writing? Would you like to explore the wonderful world of chalk streams? Join us for this story walk and nature writing workshop! We'll start by taking a walk along the River Arle, hearing stories about this special habitat. Then, we'll head indoors to turn our inspiration into creative writing. The walk and workshop will be led by Dawn Nelson - a performance storyteller and author based within the beautiful South Downs. Her passion is landscape, heritage and nature connection through the wonder of story, in all its forms.

Learn more at This event is part of the Tales from the Riverbank Literature Festival - a celebration of how rivers inspire creativity. This festival is a collaboration between the Watercress and Winterbournes Landscape Partnership Scheme and Hampshire Library Service. Learn more at

Tickets are free but booking is essential. Book your ticket here:

Age range: Suitable for ages 12+. All under-18s must be accompanied by a participating adult.

What to bring: Appropriate clothes for the walk (wellies and a coat if rainy, suncream and a hat if sunny), water, a notepad, and a pen. Accessibility: This event involves around 1.5 miles of walking. Part of the route may be on wet or uneven ground. The venue has an accessible toilet.

Parking: The closest car park is Station Road, and additional long-stay parking can be found at Arlebury Park; both are pay-and-display. Please consider coming by public transport, or on foot, where possible.


Access for wheelchair users

Level access toilet

Level access venue

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