Do you have an idea for a screenplay, but don’t quite know where to start? Want to learn how to develop and write scripts? 

This Summer, a new workshop begins at Hitchin Lavender that will give you the tools necessary to complete your first screenplay by helping you to develop your ideas into stories, no matter the genre or form.

Over the course of the workshop, we will explore outlines, treatments, characters and arcs, conflict and dialogue; the fundamentals of storytelling.

Join us and explore the art and craft of screenwriting, in a fun and supportive environment.

John Harrigan is an award-winning screenwriter (Best Storytelling – FIHFF Venice, Italy 2019), director (Best Director – Brighton Rocks Film Festival 2018) and producer. He has worked as a beta-tester for the industry standard screenwriting software.

He is the writer and director of three feature films. Strange Factories, his first feature toured the oldest and most unique independent cinemas in the UK and was featured in Wired UK, AICN and Filmmaker Magazine.  

The award-winning Armageddon Gospels is due for release in 2020 and has been screened by the British Film Council.

He was commissioned to write and direct Lightships, his third feature, as an adaptation of the book Remembrance by Maryann Rada. Principal photography took place in the UK in January and the film is currently in post-production. 

His work for theatre has toured the UK, Europe and the US. He has been commissioned by theatres and organisations such the Arcola Theatre, The Institute of Contemporary Arts, Birmingham Rep, Secret Cinema and Wilderness Festival.

25th September – 7pm – 9:45pm
13th November – 7pm – 9:45pm

Hitchin Lavender
Cadwell farm
Arlesey Rd
Ickleford, Hitchin

Screenwriting Workshop