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Workshop with Out on the Page Class Pride

Working-Class Writers Festival

Watershed  |  Free

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Join us for a workshop designed to share our experience as writers identifying as LGBTQ+ and working class. By exploring the pride that can be found in one’s roots, we’ll produce a collaborative piece – and, if time allows, individual pieces – that can be printed and taken away on the day.

Out on the Page has been supporting LGBTQ+ writers since 2018 and has run events, groups, workshops, courses and retreats online and in-person. Their Artistic Director, Paul Bradley-Cong, identifies as working-class and will attend the event as a participant and administrator. Out on the Page is funded by Arts Council England.

Booking opens 4 October.

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Anna Ellory is a mum, nurse and author of novels The Rabbit Girls (2019) and The Puzzle Women (2020); loves reading, is always writing; very, very tired.

Cornelia Wojewoda immigrated from Poland. She writes for theatre and her plays are exploration of female-centred and LGBTQ+ themes and mental health struggles of people any age.

Terry Purkiss grew up in Lockleaze and is a retired teacher. She is an indie writer who has written and published six WLW novels.

Tom Stockley (AKA T.S. Idiot) is a queer punk poet, performer and social activist who honed their craft performing in DIY punk gigs and community theatre. They believe in the value of all people who feel othered and abandoned.

Booking Information

Booking opens on 4 October.

Booking is managed by Watershed’s Box Office. Book online or call 0117 927 5100.

Events start punctually and, out of consideration to other audience members and speakers, our policy is not to admit latecomers. 

Keeping Everyone Safe

Watershed wants to ensure that it is a welcoming and inclusive place for all. Please note that:

  • You are required to wear a mask when moving around the building, and when seated in either the cinemas or Waterside spaces (unless exempt).
  • The capacity of the cinemas and event spaces is at 50%, ensuring there is a minimum of 2 seats (1.5 metres) between you and other customers on your row.
  • You should not visit you’re feeling unwell and have COVID symptoms.
  • Watershed will continue with measures currently in place, including increased and enhanced cleaning regime, provision of hand sanitiser throughout the building, maintaining air flow management plans to ensure adequate ventilation throughout, staff wearing face coverings, perspex screens at the desks and bar, and keeping contactless payments. If you would like to check in via NHS Test and Trace please feel free to do so, although it will no longer be required to enter the building.


  • Watershed’s main entrance and Box Office are both on the ground floor which is accessible via a ramped, electronically assisted entrance door.
  • There are two Blue Badge parking spaces to the rear of Watershed on Canons Road.
  • Guide dogs and hearing dogs are very welcome.
  • The first floor of Watershed is accessible via lift from the main entrance and includes level access to all areas, including the cinemas and event spaces.
  • The cinemas and event spaces have induction loops.
  • There is an accessible toilet (with baby changing facilities) near Cinema 1. Follow the signs for the Cinemas and the accessible toilet is just on your left through the double doors before Cinema 1.
  • There are gender neutral toilets in the cinema corridor on the first floor.
  • We offer companion seats without additional charge if required.

Visit Watershed’s Access page for more information.

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