Private Poetry Workshops in London 

with South Bank Poetry

Private Workshops

South Bank Poetry is now offering an exciting range of private poetry workshops in London. Run by the experienced Katherine Lockton, you can enjoy a fusion of drama, music, mindfulness and physical work that’s aimed at helping participants explore and harness their creative talents. At South Bank Poetry, we believe poetry and writing take guts and that developing a participant’s confidence and creative voice plays a fundamental role in the outcome. Offering an inclusive and welcoming environment, our workshops are goal-orientated but remain engaging and fun all the while. Crucially, the private poetry workshops in London are always tailored to the participants’ needs and what they hope to gain from the course(s). Whether you are a primary school wanting students to explore imagery and the creative world of writing, or a corporate company seeking to strengthen teamwork skills and spark imaginative thinking, we can provide a private poetry workshop that is perfect for you.

Katherine has experience working with a range of age groups from teenagers to the elderly, and the wide variety of private courses on offer reflect that breadth of expertise. We can bring our workshops to your school or office and Katherine’s tailor-made approach will be goal-focused and results-orientated with exactly what you hope to gain in mind. Note, we are available for poetry workshops in London as well as throughout the UK.

Workshop packages available

We offer two standard packages; full day or half a day.

Half Day

  • 2-hour workshop for up to 15 participants plus reading with Q and A

Full day

  • A 4-hour workshop for up to 30 participants


  • Two workshops, 2-hours in length, for up to 15 participants per group

Reading plus Q and A

  • The number of participants is kept low so that everybody taking part is guaranteed personal attention

Please get in contact with us if you want further information or have any questions. We look forward to working with you!


  • “Even those who thought that they were not ‘very good at writing poetry’ wrote pieces in the session that were moving and full of life…. and very good!”

    Helena from The Story Room



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