SUNDIAL BOOK PROJECT TEAM VISIT TO
MUSEUM OF LONDON DOCKLANDS
Sundial Book Project meet Judith Johnson at the Museum of London Docklands
Back Row (from left) Mark Mapstone and Don Archer, Front Row: Sally Flood, Dorothy Lloyd and Judith Johnson
Yesterday, Tuesday 11th August 2015, the Sundial Book Project made it’s first formal visit to the Museum of London Docklands to start work on their contribution to the museum’s forthcoming ‘River Thames Family Festival‘.
As well as Aisling Serrant of the museum (who provided some very welcome refreshments), we were introduced to writer and playwright Judith Johnson, who will be working closely with the group on this project, taking on a similar role Jan Van Den Bosch used to carry out, by encouraging our writers to recall incidents buried in our memories. Sadly our numbers were deleted as Barry and Ann were unable to join us due to illness, we wish them well, but we did have Don Archer with us this time. Don was one of the original members of the Sundial Digital Photography Group, and had several photographs printed in our book ‘Tales by Eastenders’.
Once the introductions were over, we carried out two basic writing exercises, aimed at helping us to get to know each other. The first being a ten minute writing exercise on the very earliest memories from our childhood, the second was a five minute exercise remembering our early school days or a particular teacher.
After writing these exercises, we went into our usual routine of reading out our works, and discussing their contents over coffee, tea and biscuits.
The work on the ‘River Thames Family Festival‘ will start in earnest next Tuesday at the Sundial Centre.
Don’t forget, the Sundial Book Project are still looking for some more writers to swell our numbers. No experience in writing is necessary, as you will be given the full support of the group. We next meet at the Sundial Centre, 11 Shipton Street, London E2 on Tuesday 18th August from 1.00pm (there will usually be some of us around from 12.30pm).
For your amusement, here are some photos of us at work. Yes – it’s not all play.