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Holiday Facilitators: Steve Attridge

skill, experience, warmth

Biography

Steve Attridge has had over 100 TV scripts produced. Twice a BAFTA nominee, he has also won 3 RTS Awards (for Best Drama), Best Film Award 2 Writer’s Guild Awards and TV film awards.

He has 21 books published, including adult fiction, psychological thrillers, children’s, history, comedy. His novel, The Natural Law, went straight to number one in the Amazon Kindle Singles Bestsellers. He won an Eric Gregory Award for Poetry and a slam poetry award. Nine of his stage plays have been produced and he has performed 2 one man shows at the Edinburgh Festival. This year he had a dramatic reading of his play, MUGS, at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough, and also a piece on the Boer War published by OUP.

He is currently writing a TV series and a historical novel. He has worked as a Writer and Lecturer all over the world, running Masterclasses, short courses and University Courses, including at Oxford, Warwick and Sheffield. He ran writing workshops at the New York Public library and often runs Guardian Masterclass events.

What people say about Steve and his course:

Really enjoyed this wonderful course. Learned a great deal.

I found this compressed course extremely useful. Practical and good theory base well combined. Lots of sensible and helpful/useful tips. Like the mix of humour and literary references. Steve is an excellent teacher.

Six hours [at The Grange] is a deceptive offering - whole worlds and possibilities can open up - as they have for me this weekend. From on the spot excercises, discussion and reams of instruction, I will return to my desk inspired and emboldened. Steve paces us through terrains of character, structure, dialogue and theme - a whole toolkit from which to move forwards...

Awesome - engaging, thought-provoking - loved it! Thank you so much...

Where does Steve Attridge facilitate?

Fri 25 Jun - Sun 27 Jun 2021 (2 nights)

At a glance

The Grange in the Isle of Wight has been awarded four star guest accommodation by the AA and receives TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence year after year. The Grange has also been awarded the 'Good to Go' accreditation by Visit England which means all steps are in place to meet government guidelines, ensuring you have a safe and enjoyable stay. Meet like-minded new friends and explore your potential with inspirational, skilled facilitators who will support you. Do as much or as little as you choose.

About

Skyros attracts mostly solo travellers from all over the world. Although all ages are represented, approximately 70% are between 35 and 65. The Grange is a stunning Georgian country house, surrounded by greenery and close to Shanklin's sandy beach, cosy pubs and restaurants and the local train station.

Accommodation

Share a room with a friend or family member or choose single occupancy of a room. The supplement for single occupancy is £70 for two nights.

Inspiring Courses

Your course weekend includes six hours of tuition across two days. This leaves plenty of time to explore the island on coastline walks or enjoy health and beauty treatments (where available, book in advance). The holidays and courses will operate in accordance with government guidelines for hospitality.

Food & Drink

Holidays are inclusive of breakfast, lunch and dinner with regulations in place according to government guidelines at the time.

Guide Itinerary

Friday
16.00: Arrivals
18.30: Welcome
19.30: Dinner

Saturday
08.00 to 10.00: Breakfast
10.30 to 12.30: Course
13.00: Lunch
17.00 to 19.00: Course
19.30: Dinner

Sunday
08.00 to 10.00: Breakfast

10.30 to 12.30: Course
13.00: Lunch​

Average Temperature

As with much of the UK weather is changeable - although the Isle of Wight does boast a micro-climate and is one of the sunniest places to visit. Fingers crossed for good weather!

Location

Summary

Cost
£325.00
Location
The Grange

What's included?

  • ​Six hours of course time over the weekend
  • Twin shared 4-star guest accommodation (single upgrades available)
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Local walks and opportunities for excursions 

Travel

The easiest way to reach The Grange is usually by train. Buy a return rail ticket to Shanklin via Portsmouth Harbour and your ticket will include crossing the Solent in 15 minutes by FastCat. An island train meets the FastCat at Ryde Pier Head and takes you on to Shanklin in 25 minutes. Outside Shanklin station, take a cab for the 3-minute journey to Eastcliff Road or walk to The Grange in around 15 minutes.

If you decide to drive then book your crossing online with Wightlink or Red Funnel Ferries. Call 01983 867644 or email us at stay@thegrangebythesea.com for ferry discount codes.

There are several ways to get in touch, and we'd love to hear from you…

Telephone: +44 (0)1983 865566

Email: holidays@skyros.com

Or Chat to us online using the link in the corner or your screen

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