The Strangers of Ballure Chapel – Creative Writing Workshop

Based in the Manx Museum’s new Story from Stone – The Strangers of Ballure Chapel exhibition, this new workshop will be led by published short story writers Kim Kneen and Vicky Lloyd-West.  Their new book Story from Stone blends historical fact and creative fiction with original illustrations and was inspired by long-forgotten people buried at Ballure Church in Ramsey. The authors used their research to write imaginative stories based on the known lives of people who came to the Isle of Man from all over the world. Illustrator Jo Davies has created striking life sized silhouettes to accompany the stories. The workshop will include story telling from the authors; opportunities for creative engagement with the artworks; and using participatory theatre as a stimulus for creative writing. Pupils will be able to continue their story writing back in the classroom.

To book a place on this workshop please complete a MNH Workshop Booking Form and email to

Key Stage 2

Tuesday 23 February – Wednesday 24 February 2021

Morning 10am-11.30am and afternoon 1pm-2.30pm

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