Julian Germaine and John Napier

a most enlightening, enjoyable experience

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Fourteen writers joined us at Towner Art Gallery in Eastbourne this Saturday for some writing inspiration from not just one, but two fantastic exhibitions. Julian Germaine’s The Future is Ours explores the universal themes of school and childhood through film and photograph, showing portraits of school children from 19 countries around the world. Germain spent 8 years documenting 461 school classrooms throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, South East Asia, Middle East and South America. Whilst multi award-winning set and costume designer John Napier brings theatre and art together in a new exhibition, Stages, Beyond the Fourth Wall.

Julian Germaine’s work proved such a rich resource for writing that we spent most of our time with this complex and exciting exhibition. Writers started with time to wander round and form their own responses to the show. As one regular Drawn To The Page writer, Helen, shared, one of the things she…

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