A museum has teamed up with the Jurassic Coast's poet-in-residence to create an exciting programme of creative writing afternoons.

Starting this autumn, Lyme Regis Museum is working with poet, writer and creative facilitator Sarah Acton to offer creative writing afternoons that will bring to life the heritage of Lyme Regis town and coastal landscape and encourage writing inspired by objects in the museum collections.

The afternoons focus on socialising, with tea and cake, exclusive up-close access to selected objects and discussion about these, plus fun and inspiring prompts to get started or continue writing at all levels and abilities.

The programme will see Sarah based in the museum most Sunday afternoons from September 15 to December 1 from 2.15 to 3.45pm.

If anyone wants to join the group, just pop into the museum, call or book online.

A one-off payment of £5.95 includes the opportunity to book any/all of the 10 sessions in advance, refreshments, museum entry for a year, and time in community together in the museum’s fully accessible education room.

Everyone is welcome to join and participate and the museum is encouraging local visitors and residents to bring someone along who might enjoy meeting new friends, an afternoon of chat, and gentle writing activities for fun and wellbeing. The project is open to everyone but places are limited. All materials will be provided.

Sarah Acton is the Jurassic Coast (UNESCO) World Heritage Site poet-in-residence and an experienced facilitator who creates participatory poetry and creative writing activities under the name Black Ven, to invite participants into an active and enquiring relationship between their creativity and the natural landscape.

For more details or to book, visit the front desk of the museum, call 01297 443370 or visit lymeregismuseum.co.uk

Event dates:

September 15, 22, 29

October 13, 20, 27

November 10, 17, 24

December 1

If you have any questions you’d like to ask before booking, email Sarah at blackvenpress@gmail.com