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If These Walls Could Talk: A Creative Writing Workshop Inspired by ABC cinema

Exhibition view at ABC Cinema. Photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones 

Exhibition view at ABC Cinema. Photo: Jerry Hardman-Jones 

For one night only, visitors are invited to use the abandoned building and its characters and artefacts as starting points for short stories, imagining histories and futures. Through writing about the past and the future of the cinema and the objects held within, you can create your own parallel narrative for the venue, much like Fabien Giraud and Raphaël Siboni’s video does with weather forecasting technology.

The workshop is open to people with any level of writing. The finished stories will be made into a zine that participants can take home, and a limited edition of 50 will be available in ABC Cinema. A spoken version of the stories will be available on the Biennial blog as a permanent accompaniment to the zine.

The workshop is realised in partnership with The Windows Project, a creative writing group based in Liverpool. They work with writers, for writers, and with the general public.

This event is part of The City is a School, an experimental educational project that involves the Mediation and Volunteer team for Liverpool Biennial 2016. The public programme includes workshops, discussions, performances and film screenings.


06 September 2016, 6.30-8.30pm


ABC Cinema
Lime Street
L1 1JQ

TicketsFree. Limited places, booking required