Workshops at L2F 2018

Saturday 20th October at Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

All L2F festival events in the Samuel Johnson Museum are restrcted to an audience of 30 people. Book early at Lichfield Arts Office to avoid disappointment.

Flossie Malavialle – It’s Raining Cats and Dogs

Mid-day-  Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Come and enjoy my (hopefully) fun and informative workshop “It’s raining cats and dogs”: a humorous discussion about English expressions and proverbs seen from a French perspective.

Expressions and colloquialisms in a foreign language are some of the most difficult things to get to grips with as I soon realised when I decided to permanently move to England in 2002. They can very often lead to misunderstanding and confusion when translated word for word; however they are so much part of our everyday vocabulary and culture – even sometimes without us realising to what extent! – that it is essential to become familiar with them in order to communicate better.

“It’s raining cats and dogs” is the first of such expressions I learnt in school as a teenager and I remember how funny I thought it sounded back then… In fact the only thing I could visualise was cats and dogs literally falling from the sky! I couldn’t get past that first image and that has stayed with me to this day. Needless to say we don’t have an exact translation for it in French but, as you’ll find out, the French do have their own colourful ways of describing the same phenomenon.

Workshop – Free for L2F ticket holders. £2.00 donation for non ticket holders

The Hut People Workshop

1.00pm – Samuel Johnson Museum

You can expect smiles galore during this hour of foot tapping rhythms with The Hut People. Come along and join in the fun as you provide the accompaniment to some of their great tunes!

Do you need musical expertise of any kind – not at all!
Do you need an instrument – no they provide them!
Do I need a sense of humour – most certainly!

Numbers are limited and so early booking is advised

Workshop – Free for L2F ticket holders. £2.00 donation for non ticket holders

Ballad Tales Or Songs and their stories

2.00pm – Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Local story teller Christine Genders will tell traditional stories that have been written into ballads. Talented musician Robin Morton will sing ballads that tell these stories. But over time these stories and ballads have travelled to new places and developed along different lines. This performance gives the audience a chance to hear the ballad and the story side by side.

Peter Cole – “The Lichfield Morris Tradition”

3.00pm – Samuel Johnson Birthplace Museum

Join Peter who will tell you all about the Lichfield Morris tradition.

Workshop – Free for L2F ticket holders. £2.00 donation for non ticket holders

Sunday 21st October at the Guildhall

Weaving for Beginners workshop

10.00am The Guildhall

Dora and other members on Walsall Spinners will be running a workshop to make a delightful needlefelted owl. All materials and equipment will be available for you to use on the day.

Total cost for the two hour workshop is £5.

Poetry Workshop

11.00am The Guildhall

Ever since man first drew on the walls of caves, they have been trying to communicate the unfathomable unknown, through words, music, grunts, noises, arguments, and resolution. Join local award winning poets Heather Fowler and Ben Macnair as they try to squeeze the genie back into the bottle.

Workshop – Free for L2F ticket holders. £2.00 donation for non ticket holders