Man Booker Discussion – MAC Birmingham 17th May 2018

Join the Writers Reading group @HearthCentre to discuss the book they are shadowing for the Man Booker Prize 2018 #MBI2018 – Vernon Subutex 1 at the Hexagon ‘@mac_birmingham on May 17 at 7.00 pm. Translator @Terribleman and writer @DespentesActu -all 5 stars so far! Read the Guardian article here

Hearth goes to Melbourne – Introduction to Reading and Creative Writing for Wellbeing

This free public lecture is of interest to anyone who enjoys reading and works with, or alongside, individuals and groups to promote their wellbeing in formal and informal contexts. This includes carers and people who have struggled with mental ill health themselves; health and social care professionals; occupational therapists, social workers and psychologists. Monday 18…

Heath goes to Melbourne – Introduction to Reading and Creative Writing for Wellbeing

A two day course conducted over four half day sessions. The course is aimed at people who want to use reading and creative writing as an intervention to promote wellbeing and develop professional empathy. Day One provides a background and introduction to the Reading for Wellbeing/Creative Writing method which is being widely used with individuals…

Revolving Door – dress rehearsal tickets

Revolving Door, Hearth’s play about young male suicide. We are holding an open dress rehearsal in the Lecture Hall at the Uffculme training centre  3.00-5.15 pm on Feb 10th 2016. Tickets are free but please book here to avoid disappointment as places are limited. To book follow this link to the shop! Uffculme Centre, Queensbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8QY

Do you have a prisoners of war story?

Do you have a prisoner of war memory like the one published here? or has one been shared with you by a friend or relative? If so we would love to hear it and publish it on our website. To send us your P.O.W. memory just send us a message via our contact page. Please…

Turning the Page

I will turn the page and go now and go to a place not here, where dragons live and battles rage and peace comes dropping slow… Edited by Mandy Ross and Polly Wright, reading for Well-Being is proud to present Turning the Page, a collection of new poetry written by  mental health service users, shown alongside…

Poem in Your Pocket 3 – Turning the Page

Come to an evening of popular, stress-busting poems, read by our team of trained readers from the Hearth Centre’s resoundingly successful Reading for Well-Being project. To celebrate the launch of poetry anthology, Turning The Page, there will be readings of some of the published poems by well-known writers. Bring your own ‘poem in your pocket’ along and it…

Sathnam Sanghera

Birmingham Literature Festival: Sathnam Sanghera The STUDIO at The REP 11 October This event looks at the process of one piece of writing inspiring another. The Hearth Centre‘s most recent project, Writing Begets Writing, drew inspiration from Sathnam Sanghera and the process he used as a writer. Local writers led fiction-writing masterclasses in psychiatric hospitals…

Don’t Leave Me Now

See Hearth’s Artistic Director tread the boards again at Mac! This time in an exciting new play about Dementia. New End Theatre Beyond in association with Stage Productions Ltd presents DON’T LEAVE ME NOW by Brian Daniels Two rehearsed play readings, directed by Jeni Draper Cast: Brian Daniels, Shenagh Govan, Karen Spicer, Annie Swale, Polly Wright On Wednesday 1 July…