Explore grief through creative writing

July 19, 2020

LGBTQ Switchboard will once again be hosting a Grief Meets – Exploring Grief through Creative Writing workshop over Zoom with guest Dinos Aristidou bringing some new material to enable participants to explore their grief on Monday, August 3 from 6.30pm.

After the success of the previous workshop, Switchboard is offering another opportunity for anyone LGBTQ+ to explore experiences of grief and loss through writing. In the workshop, you will take part in a variety of creative writing exercises and reflective activities to unlock inspiration and provide different perspectives on your experiences.

No previous writing experience required. Participants who wish to, will have the opportunity to share any writing they produce but this is not required or expected

Here’s what participants said about the last workshop in June:

‘I found the session powerful & healing.’; ‘I just want to thank you for the wonderful workshop. I really got a lot from it.’; ‘Dinos is a sensitive and intuitive facilitator who created a safe and confidential space for me to share my feelings.’

Dinos Aristidou has written and directed for the stage in the UK and overseas. He was writer-in-residence at Mayflower Theatre, Southampton 2017-18 and has written for the Nuffield, Southampton, Contact in Manchester and two commissions for Forest Forge Theatre Company.

His work on reflection, self-care and compassion, brings together his Art of Kindness research and projects at the Bethlem Royal hospital, with international schools worldwide and with Community Union.

He is currently writer and artistic director of the New Writing South Hear Us Out project, a celebration based in the South East of older LGBTQ+ real life stories and creativity.

To join the workshop, email Jackie at

You will be sent the ZOOM link to you the day before the workshop.

More info on LGBT Switchboard, visit their website HERE.