The Butcher's Shop writing class at the Old Operating Theatre

This is the announcement by BAD IDEA Magazine who are holding this event at the Museum.


We're excited to announce a new monthly BAD IDEA event, The Butcher's Shop, beginning Thursday October 30th. Sponsored by Hendrick's Gin, who are providing complimentary cocktails, and held in the atmospheric environs of the Old Operating Theatre (behind London Bridge station), in The Butcher's Shop BAD IDEA's editors will hack up your beloved prose and put it back together in a unique writing workshop and theatrical experience.
Short stories submitted by guests are dissected, chopped up, and improved through an intensive process of live editing and debate. Along with an audience of 50 other writers, discuss and argue with BAD IDEA’s editors as they place your writing on a 19th century operating table – projected onto a big screen – and go to work removing inefficiencies, excising flabby adjectives and probing narrative structure, involving attendees in a dramatic ‘theatre-in-the-round’ exploration of the writing craft.

The ticket price includes an open bar and gifts from Hendrick’s and Fentimans, served in the theatre's Herb Garret. Those who would like their writing to be edited on the night must submit their work in advance to All stories must be under 350 words.

The workshop on October 30 is from 7pm – 9pm at the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, 9a St. Thomas’s St., London SE1 9RY. Places are limited, and we cannot guarantee that all stories submitted will be edited at the event. Buy tickets here.
Click here for a map of exactly where it's being held


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