Creative Journeys

Creative Journeys was a project that used Shirley Goodsell’s paintings of Hull’s old town as a starting point for a series of creative writing workshops. Three workshops were led by Sue Wilsea and Jackie Goodman, both of whom have taught on the BA (Hons) Creative Writing programme at the University of Hull and together have run many writing projects in collaboration with community, education and health organisations. The open workshops followed themes inherent in Shirley’s paintings: Changing Times, Family Matter and Sense of Place. Those taking part included writers with some experience and those for whom writing in a new venture. The results produced a wealth of material providing a fascinating insight to life in and around Hull based on personal memories. Originally produced in booklet form, you can listen to a selection of recorded extracts from the stories below.

Part 1


1 I Come from the Heather Bridie Chapman
2 Changing Times: a Suburban Childhood ( extract ) Yvie Holder
3 Aunt’s Weddings Chris Perkins
4 The Line I Come From (extract ) Jean Hart
5 1960s: Paragon Bus Station Sue Nair
6 Hull in 1950s ( extract ) Pat Barber
7 From my House Kathleen Guthrie (ready by Mary Fox)
8 I Come from the Sea Gareth Sleightholme

Part 2


1 Made in Hull Anne Eggleton
2 New Home Iris Weatherly
3 The House that I Left Sue Appleyard (read by Jean Hart)
4 I Come From Mary Fox
5 Genotin (extract ) Lauren Saunders
6 Times Change Like (extract ) Graham Hahn (read by Chris Perkins)
7 Music Memories (extract ) Roni Shipley
8 Those Burly Timbers Gareth Sleightholme
9 1960s: Mecca Locarno, Ferensway Sue Nair