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Missing children found: a creative workshop

19 November, 2017, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


This creative writing workshop at Wymering Manor explores the haunting story of two children who ran away from their home in Southsea with a cake, a saucepan, and the works of Shakespeare in 1925. They were found less than two days later, no worse for wear. What were their motivations? How did parents and locals respond? Why did the incident hit the papers in Aberdeen and Dundee? Hosted by Rosie Paice and Alison Habens of the University of Portsmouth, participants will be provided with contemporary newspaper reports of the incident to help tease out the various perspectives and possibilities in their writing.

This event is part of the series Disappearing acts.
For event information, please contact Christopher PittardĀ atĀ christopher.pittard@port.ac.uk.


19 November, 2017
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Event Partners
Wymering Manor Trust
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Christopher Pittard
Accessibility Information
Because of the age of the property, not all areas may be accessible by wheelchair.


Wymering Manor
Old Wymering Lane
Portsmouth, South East England PO6 3NL United Kingdom

Who's Attending

9 people are attending Missing children found: a creative workshop

  • Jennifer Jones
  • Clym Arnold
  • Charmaine Crossey
  • Jeanette Cheshire
  • Amanda Garrie
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