The Dark Angels programme is a series of residential writing courses tutored by John Simmons, Stuart Delves and Jamie Jauncey at different locations throughout the UK and Europe. Started in 2004, at Totleigh Barton in Devon, these highly successful courses look at how to use words more engagingly and imaginatively within the business environment.
Moniack Mhor, Inverness-shire
October 2014 (dates tbc)
Next Advanced Course:
Finca el Tornero de Abajo, Andalucia, Spain
25 – 30 September 2014
Highgreen Manor, Northumberland
7 – 10 May 2014
Merton College, Oxford
Who is Dark Angels for?
Dark Angels is for anyone whose job involves
writing. Communications, brand management, corporate affairs, marketing,
general management, and many areas of management and creative consultancy – these are all typical
areas of work for Dark Angels students. Others are freelance business writers.
Dark Angels students have come from organisations including: Arts Council of Wales, Bang & Olufsen, Barclays, The BBC, BP, British Airways, Carlsberg Breweries, Clore Leadership Programme, Corporate Culture, Elmwood, The Environment Council, Granada Media, Innocent, Interbrand, Lever Faberge, Mazars, National Library of Wales, O2, Penguin Books, QI, Royal Society of Arts, Scottish Arts Council, Sotheby's Europe, Swiss Reinsurance, Three.
We also run bespoke Dark Angels courses for companies and organisations.
July 2013 – the maddest Dark Angels adventure yet…
15 Dark Angels have written a collective novel. It may even be a world first! Now it's going to be published by the UK's first crowd-funded publisher, Unbound.
We already have 100% of the money but you can still pledge your support and be part of this extraordinary project. Click here for the movie, an excerpt, and how to pledge.
Dark Angels are in print!
Room 121 takes the form of a dialogue between John and Jamie (with a foreword by Stuart) – a real masterclass in business writing and communication.
"Every member of the Scottish civil service should be given a copy."
– Sunday Herald
BBC Radio Scotland: Business Scotland
BBC Radio 4: In Business
Scotland on Sunday
The Secret Archaeolgogist
Tales From A Small Island
The Penguin Blog
Writers' & Artists' Blog
John and Jamie give a workshop at the Sigtuna Literature Festival, Sweden
Alberto German, Sculptor, filmed by members of the 2012 Advanced Course, Aracena
Pechakucha – John Simmons
A Few Kind Words
Dark Angels on Twitter