The Writers Reading Group – Every Wednesday At The Mac

Join Hearth’s artistic director, Polly Wright, as she leads a reading group with a difference! Explore the craft of writing through sharing views and opinions on contemporary and classic fiction. Discussions of each book lead to creative writing responses. Books for the autumn term include Mark Haddon’s The Pier Falls, Jane Austen’s Love and Friendship,…

Bleak House August Tuesday 23rd 2016

A day of discussion of one of Dicken’s greatest novels. TICKETS 10am – 4pm Tuesday August 23rd Fircroft College Birmingham. Click HERE for location details.

Reading & Writing For Wellbeing

Learn how to use reading and writing to improve yourself and others wellbeing by developing creative writing skills modelled on favourite and respected writers. This course is suitable for adults aged 18+ years. It is open to improvers who have previously attended the ‘Reading For Well Being’ course at mac or elsewhere. This course is…

Reading For Wellbeing July 16th

Learn how to use reading to improve yourself and others wellbeing. The day includes the benefits of reading aloud, creative writing and how to facilitate discussion. This course will introduce you to the ‘Reading for Well Being’ method which uses reading aloud as a tool to enable people to express themselves and improve their wellbeing….

Writing The Seasons Satuday 9th July And Sunday 10th July

Sat 9 & Sun 10 Jul, 10am – 4pm | £64 (£52) | 18+ | All Explore your creativity to the full by combining visual art and creative writing techniques to express your feelings and observations about the seasons. Taking inspiration from well-known authors, you will combine words and images to make a small folded…

The Big Arts Picnic

The Hearth Centre in association with Birmingham University and the Dolphin Drama group will be presenting an outdoor version of their play- Alum Rocks in the Community and Education park within Ward End Park at 1.15 and 2.45 pm on Saturday June 4th Even though she has ambitions to be a successful runner, Isla has…

Reading For Wellbeing Led By Alison Belbin

The course Reading For Wellbeing will be now be lead by actor Alison Belbin. “I was awarded the 2016 Norman Beaton Fellowship by BBC Radio Drama in March. This is a national award and means I will be doing a 5 month contract with the BBC Radio Repertory Company in London from July to December.”…

Koala Hospital

Polly and conference organiser Margret Meagher with koala sculpture outside koala hospital in New South Wales.   Of course, Reading for Well Being is part of the koala’s recovery strategy- so we had to spend a lot of time there!

Creative Ageing Festival – The Big Chat

The Big Chat will offer a day of presentations and workshops, with guest speakers from Sydney, Canberra and Tasmania, to stimulate conversations about “Perceptions of Ageing” and how to age well through engaging with the arts. Plus The Big Chat will explore a variety of ways to use creative activities, such as painting, music, singing,…