Ahead of Worthing Pride 2022, and following the success of our Pride Storytelling Workshop last month, we wanted to share the fantastic and uplifting results with you all.
The workshop’s aim was to help develop people’s creative voice by writing a story about their personal pride journeys. International touring artist and tutor Charmaine Childs led the workshop, which allowed the members to improve their storytelling skills in a supportive group environment. WTM are proud to support, uplift and share local LGBTQIA+ stories.
About the workshop
Charmaine’s workshop was split into two sections: the first half of the day focused on writing a piece about one’s personal sense of pride, whether this was an event, a memory, or something that makes them feel powerful; the second half of the day looked at the skills of micro-storytelling, and how best to express oneself using a minimal amount of words.
Charmaine Childs is a circus Strong Lady who produces joyful shows about strength and connection. She tours international arts festivals and develops bespoke storytelling and writing workshops. With her creative support, and by sharing ideas within a safe space, you’ll be encouraged to explore your identity and celebrate it through storytelling.
About the work
You can read the work below, and you can also see the work represented in our venues – pieces of work from these sessions will be displayed as digital installations at WTM Venues over Worthing Pride 2022. WTM is thrilled to share local queer stories and is committed to supporting LGBTQIA+ artists.
LGBTQ+ Community of Worthing
WTM is also excited to introduce the LGBTQ+ Community of Worthing; a local non-profit group, inclusive of all members and allies of the LGBTQ+ community. They’re committed to creating a safe Queer space in Worthing and the surrounding areas, and reguarly host social events where likeminded people can spend time together and learn something new. The Pride Storytelling Workshop was one of these events.