Walking poetry

Arts Centre, Bideford

Who is this course for?

This course is for anyone who is being supported on a day-to-day basis but hopes to be more independent.

This course is aimed at any level, from beginner onwards.

Course content

We will be taking short, guided walks along the Tarka Trail and composing our own poems that can be uploaded to the Tarka Trail Poetry Pin website, for others to enjoy your creative work.

During the walks we will take time to learn about different styles of poetry.

We will also reflect on the beauty of our local environment and celebrate how fortunate we are to live in this picturesque part of the country.

Support and feedback

Your tutor will support you throughout the course.

You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course. You will receive feedback on your progress and suggestions as to how to improve. 

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

As this is an outside course, you will need to ensure you dress appropriate for the weather conditions.

You might want to bring a portable fold up chair if standing for long periods of time is uncomfortable for you.

You will need to wear shoes suitable for walking.

If you have a mobile phone or a device with internet access you might like to bring it as there will be opportunities to visit the Tarka Trail Poetry Pin website.

Additional information and resources

How will I learn?

There will be fun activities as we walk and talk and compose poems. You will take part in individual and group work to support your learning.

What I need – additional information

All equipment needed for the course will be provided by Learn Devon.

What can I do next? You may like to enrol on another course with Learn Devon.

You may like to join a poetry group.

Your tutor will suggest ideas on what you can practice and how to build on what you have learnt. They will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning.

Start date01 March 2022
End date29 March 2022
Start time10:30
End time12:30
Concessions not available