All’s Quill the Ends Quill During Othello Unbound!

Quill writing during the Othello Unbound Project

Poetry written with coloured inks and Quills during the Othello Unbound Project

Othello Inspires Creativity!

Sorry for the terrible pun! But as events come to a close with this particular phase of the Othello Unbound project at Cambian Oaks, we should reflect, no celebrate the fantastic work completed by residents at Cambian Oaks and we will be posting some of it for all to enjoy soon.

So far Destinations Arts’ Jenson Grant and freelance artist Jennifer Booth have worked with residents at Cambian Oaks to produce animations, musical soundtracks and creative writing all inspired by Shakespeare’s Othello.

Quill writing

Quill writing at Cambian Oaks using golden inks

 Written like Shakespeare!

For this special workshop Artist Jennifer Booth brough in the most glamorous looking quill for participants to scribe their best words. what it was like to write like Shakespeare.  At first, th quill was difficult to handle. For example, you have to get the right amount of ink on the nib, this involves using blotting paper to soak up the excess fluid. Then its all about how you hold the pen. You have to hold the quill stem at a right angle and apply just the right amount of pressure to get a good line! its all trial and error but the results are fantastic! whatever is written is elevated by the glorious quill!

We’ve also been ating a sound tracks to play alongside a reading poetry readings.  Using Apple garage band and ably assisted by James and Austin the musical maestro and localmmusucian JKAS, participants created a soundtrack!

We talked about publishing a book of prose and poetry created during the workshops and the possibility of extending the work to other residential spaces run by the Cambian Oaks group. We’ll have to see!

These Arts and Health workshops are part of the Othello Unbound Project which is a creative exploration of Shakespeare’s Othello.  This Destinations Arts initiative is supported by Sheffield Hallam University and funded by Arts Council England.

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