After a break for tea and biscuits, we had a writing workshop, with a variety of 1950s items from the Handling Cupboard to inspire us. The session was led by Cherry Smyth and there was at least one other poet present. For the first part of the session, we all had to pick one item and wwrite about it in relation to a relationship. I picked the red telephone.
For the second part, we were let loose in the Museum to write about the 1950's room, or any other room that took our fancy. I was a little less inspired by this part, but still produced poetry.
Finally, when we'd all read out our work, I had time for afternoon tea in the Museum Cafe and a short browse in the Museum Shop. I need to go to London more often.