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Scrivener Presents: Switch Off, Stitch On - A Mindful Making & Living Workshop

  • Old Bank Residency Hanover Street M4 4AH (map)

Calling all students!

Need a break from screens and books? If your brain is frazzled and you could do with some headspace, join us for Switch off, Stitch on 30th May at Old Bank Residency / 6-8pm.


The brilliant Scrivener writing tool - a ring-binder, a scrapbook, a corkboard, an outliner and text editor all rolled into one - is helping students to keep everything together in exam and dissertation time with a series of six events moving across Manchester, Leeds and London. 

Embroidery is being recognised more and more for its therapeutic power, and this workshop will let you switch off for an evening with colourful threads and friendly company. We'll also be hearing from some traditionally 'switched on' bloggers who will be sharing their advice on how to balance your offline and online life, and find a better balance. 

Buy tickets, £5 here


6pm arrival

6.15pm: Join embroidery artist Becky Stevens and swap your daily stresses for stitching at the Old Bank Residency. You will be taught the basics of embroidering and as Becky’s work is inspired by nature, she will help you to create your own botanical themed textile piece of art to take home.

Becky’s workshops are designed for everyone. If you’re a complete beginner, don’t worry – once you start stabbing that fabric, your confidence will grow with each new stitch!

7.15pm Bloggers, Kat Horrocks and Dominique Binns will be sharing their advice on staying sane in a digital world. They'll be sharing their stories on making the most of online and the blogging world, whilst looking after your mental health and taking time for regular switch off. 

8 - End 

Speciality Teas (Chamomile, Blue Sky, Fruit Tea's) and a selection of homemade cakes by Swansong included within the price. Served on arrival. 


More about Scrivener

Scrivener is aimed at writers of all kinds—novelists, journalists, academics, screenwriters, playwrights, students —who need to structure a long piece of text while referring to research documents. It's perfect for pulling together lots of ideas - ideal for those in the middle of essays, presentations and dissertations. 

All guests to the event will receive a 20% off code for Scrivener. 

Read more about happy Scrivener users on their Twitter.