The Commandery
The Commandery, Sidbury, Worcester, WR1 2HU


04 Jun 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm



Phantom Narratives – Heritage Spaces and the Ghost Story

Tuesday 4 June, 6 – 7.30pm | The Commandery

Join us for a creative writing workshop, run by Dr Jack McGowan and Dr Lucy Arnold (University of Worcester). During the workshop we will explore how heritage spaces and historical architecture have a unique relationship to the ghost story genre. Through a series of writing exercises focusing on our physical presence in the space of the Commandery, participants will produce work which responds to this historical setting, writing a new chapter in the Commandery’s history and developing new ways of articulating our relationships to the historical past.

Over 18’s only.

Please bring whichever writing equipment you prefer to work with.

‘Phantom Narratives’ is one part of ‘Can These Stones Speak?’, a research project investigating the interactions between material history and heritage architecture and literature in generating new understandings of the past, and looking to establish innovative modes of practice in the education, culture and heritage sectors capable of generating new and diverse approaches to historical knowledge and literacy, in Worcester and beyond.



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