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

Revolving Door at The Old Joint Stock 26/27th June

Please head on over to The Old Joint Stock Website for details and tickets.The play is always followed by a forum for discussion on the subject of suicide prevention. On June 27 2018 this will be in the form of a conversation between Dr Erin Turner and Jonny Benjamin OBE  about suicide prevention. Jonny attempted…

Vernon Subutex One by Virginie Despentes

Here’s our book – Vernon Subutex One by Virginie Despentes…Thrilling, magnificently audacious, the story of now… bit like the Writers Reading Group!#MBI2018For details on Reading For Wellbeing, please follow the LINK

Writer’s Reading Group to Shadow Booker Prize

Thrilled to announce the Hearth Centre’s Writer’s Reading Group has been selected as one of 6 reading groups to shadow the International Booker Prize by reviewing one of the short list of 6! Meet the passionate reading groups who are shadowing this year’s Man Booker International Prize – follow this LINK Watch this space -…

Short Course: Read to Write: analyse great novels to improve your writing

Thursdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 May 2018. Birmingham & Midland Institute With Polly Wright Click HERE for more details on Writing West Midlands site Click HERE for the BMI’s eventsJoin a reading group with a difference to enhance your own fiction writing skills by modelling on a Master or…

Knife Act – Wednesday 14th February

Knife Act: Wednesday Feb 14thYou are invited to a free Open Dress rehearsal of Hearth’s new production- Knife Act by Jimmy Whiteaker – a play about Self Harm. Through an entire classroom of characters, a teacher preparing for Ofsted, snippets of song and a dull detention, we see two people emerge in bright focus:  a…

Classic in a Day: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte with Polly Wright – RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 17TH

  Click HERE for the BMI’s events. Click HERE for the Writing West Mid’s events.RESCHEDULED FROM 3RD MARCH TO 17TH MARCH 10am – 4pm 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS £29/£26 for Members of the BMI (lunch and refreshments not included) Jane Eyre- Great romantic novel? Feminist re-working of the Cinderella fairy tale? A perceptive…

Writer’s Reading Group Wednesday 24th January at MAC Birmingham

This course combines a reading group with a writing course where published texts are read and used as models to develop your own creative writing skills.   The next group meet is on Wednesday, and there are also other dates running until the end of March.   Please follow this LINK for details.

Literary Classics in a Day – A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Sat 9 Dec, 11am – 4pm | £40 (£36) | All Levels | Ages 18+ Spend a day exploring a beautiful tale of redemption in the heart of winter! Share extracts and discuss the incredible appeal of the story’s characters and themes. Who is this course for? This course is suitable for adults aged 18+…

The People: Fauré Requiem and Rutter Magnificat

Three members of the Hearth Centre’s Board – Polly Wright (Artistic Director) Terina Talbot and Hearth Chair Rachel Gartside will be singing Faure’s Requiem and other pieces with the wonderful choir Notorious – led by conductor Clare Edwards – at Birmingham Town Hall on Saturday November 25th at 7.30. Feel privileged to be a part!…