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Friends of Enemies 

In March 2019, Hearth Centre director Polly Wright toured her Arts Council England funded Work In Progress play as a series of rehearsed readings. Working with a fantastic cast, the readings were presented at Pentabus in Shropshire, Theatr Clwyd in North Wales, MAC in Birmingham and Exeter Street Hall in Brighton. After a successful run we look forward to bringing you more updates on the progress of the play. Read the story so far here

Photos from the performance of Friends of Enemies at Exeter Street Hall on 23rd March 2019


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Literary Study Day – ‘When Paula Met Charlotte’ – 13 April

How did one of the greatest artists of the 21st century respond to one of the greatest writers of the 19th? On 13 April 2019 at the Birmingham Midland Institute (BMI) The Hearth Centre’s director Polly Wright and poet and artist Margaret Markworthy presented Paula Rego’s 25 extraordinary lithographs of Jane Eyre, and read extracts from the nation’s favourite novel.

Friends of Enemies – Work in Progress Tour – March 2019

Friends of Enemies, written by Hearth Centre director Polly Wright, has finished a successful and thought provoking ACE funded Work in Progress tour. Readings of the play were presented at Pentabus in Shropshire, Theatr Clwyd in North Wales, MAC in Birmingham and Exeter Street Hall in Brighton. We're looking forward to sharing more with you about the work as times goes on!