Poetry Writing Workshop at Bateman’s with Helen Stockton

Enjoy a day of creative poetry writing at the inspirational home of Rudyard Kipling.

  • Booking essential

Join local writer Helen Stockton for a day of poetry writing, in the heart of the Sussex countryside, using the surroundings to prompt your own poems. Examine what poetry is, try some different forms including free and blank verse, and use Kipling’s poem, The Glory of the Garden, to examine rhyme, rhythm and poetic use of language.

This five-hour workshop for adults is held in the garden at Bateman's, the peaceful family home of Rudyard Kipling. It includes entry to Bateman’s house and garden, an introduction to the garden from Garden and Outdoors Manager Len Bernamont, and a light lunch from the Mulberry Tea-room, which you can choose on the day.

Helen Stockton is an experienced author, published poet, and a qualified teacher, who brings her enthusiasm for poetry and beautiful gardens to this workshop.

July 7, 11am–4pm

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £60.00

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
Suitable for adults.
Meeting point
Visitor reception.
What to bring and wear
This is an outdoor event so please wear clothing suitable for the weather.
Accessibility
The activity takes place in the garden and includes paths with steps, slopes and varying surfaces. Please see the Facilities and access pages at www.nationaltrust.org.uk/batemans for further information.

Contact Info

Name
Bateman's
Email
batemans@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01435 882302

Upcoming events

The Glory of the Garden poetry trail

Wed 29 Jun 2022
10:00-16:30
Discover lines from Kipling’s poem The Glory of the Garden, displayed around the Bateman’s garden.

Mill guides at Park Mill

Wed 29 Jun 2022
10:30-16:00
Visit the watermill at Bateman’s to be transported to a bygone era.

The Glory of the Garden collection highlights and short films

Wed 29 Jun 2022
11:00-16:30
Discover garden-themed items from the collection and picture Kipling the writer at Bateman’s.

Quantum Theatre presents: The Tale of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny

Sat 02 Jul 2022
11:30-13:10
Quantum Theatre are back with an enchanting new adaptation of two of Beatrix Potter’s best-loved Tales, The Tales of Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny.

Poetry Writing Workshop at Bateman’s with Helen Stockton

Thu 07 Jul 2022
11:00-16:00
Enjoy a day of creative poetry writing at the inspirational home of Rudyard Kipling.

Paint the garden workshop with watercolour artist John Wiltshire 

Sun 10 Jul 2022
11:00-16:00
Learn how to create your own watercolour painting, in the idyllic landscape of Bateman’s.