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Writing Commission

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Engineering relies on precision and detail, as does good writing. ~Flow is working with Dr Viccy Adams from the Newcastle Centre for the Literary Arts, Newcastle University and Buro Happold to commission three writers to produce original work inspired by the engineering behind ~Flow.

The final pieces will be published in the Royal Academy of Engineering journal and in the NCLA online archives. 

In order to apply for the commission, you must attend our event on the 18 July 2012.

This will be an introduction to the project. A tour onboard ~Flow from 5pm - 6pm followed by a talk from Andrew Walker of Buro Happold Engineers from 6.30pm at The Minning Institute, Neville Hall, Westgate Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 1SE. This will be follow by a Q&A session with Andrew.

Email to confirm attendance.  

There are three writing commissions available, each with a budget of £300. 

Applicants should submit a statement detailing their interest in the project and relevant skills and experience (500 words max), a full C.V. and an estimated budget with approximate figures for how this budget would be spent. 

The deadline for proposals is 30 July, please send complete proposals to

If you have any queries relating to this commission, please contact Nicola Singh at or on 07973982007.