For the Last Thirty Years, 9th – 11th October!

Polly Wright, the Artistic Director of the Hearth Centre has co-written For the Last Thirty Years with Women and Theatre which will be on at the Bham Rep from Oct 9-11th this autumn. Polly Wright was a founder member of Women and Theatre in 1984, with Janice Connolly, and is very well placed to write a…

Snippets! 7th and 8th September

Pop up Theatre, writer and poets Slam! Coustis Hair and Beauty Kings Heath will be transforming into Pop up Theatre, a writer and poets slam, for two evenings on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th September it is the second of a series of fund raising events after the hugely successful pop up art gallery in…

Meet our writers!

A little about our talented writers who have now finished our Writing Begets Writing course. They will soon be working one on one with hospital inpatients suffering from mental health disorders to produce prose pieces to be published in an anthology.  Andy Cashmore is a graduate from the University of Birmingham with a degree in…

Writing begets writing….

At The Hearth Centre we have entered into our third week of working with a diverse bunch of talented, and some well known, writers as they receive training to complete a prose workshop with individuals who are currently hospitalised due to their mental health. The aim of the scheme is to provide these hospitalised individuals…

Eugene’s nomination for Hearth Centre’s Polly Wright published by Time To Change

We are very proud that Time To Change have published Eugene Egan’s nomination of Polly Wright for a Depression Alliance Award on their website.  Thank you very much and congratulations once again to Eugene! The Hearth Centre Team x

Reading for Well-Being testimony

“Since the day that I walked in to Polly’s Reading for Well-Being session, my life has changed” Eugene Egan, member of the Park Road Reading for Well-Being group, nominated Polly Wright – founder of The Hearth Centre – for a Depression Alliance Award in recognition of the life changing positive effects Reading for Well-Being has…

Hearth shortlisted for Depression Alliance Award

We are delighted to announce that the Hearth Centre has been shortlisted for A Depression Alliance Award. As shortlisted candidates we have been invited to a reception at Kensington Palace in April 2014, something that we’re very excited about. Polly