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

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…

Save the Date: Poem in Your Pocket 21st October 2015

SAVE THE DATE: Wednesday October 21st 2015 we are holding an evening Reading for Well Being’s Poem in Your Pocket and launch of Turning the Page at the Bedlam Festival at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Book Now – Sunday Night Fringe Double Bill 28th June 2015

Book now for an evening of spoken word, comedy and song on hair, heritage and who we think we are! Snippets: Our very own Polly Wright and Mandy Ross are joined by Deborah Tracey and Tarina Talbot. and . . Making Light: Naomi Paul from the the Edinburgh Fringe, Bournemouth Reform and Glasgow Limmud Tickets…