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

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

November 6th 2013: Poem in Your Pocket @ the Bedlam the Festival of Mad Ideas

6th November 2013: Poem in Your Pocket Do you have a favourite poem which you always turn to in good and bad times? If so, come to a reading of popular Stress Busting poems by a team of trained readers from the Hearth Centre’s incredibly successful Speaking Out project. The project uses literature to spark conversations…

Oct 3rd Unsent Letters at the Foyle Studio

On the 3rd October there will a performance of Unsent Letters at the Foyle Studio, the MAC, Birmingham from 6.30-9.00 Unsent Letters is a one woman play which tells the story of Peggy and her son Bradley. Peggy was sectioned under the Mental Health Act and detained in a forensic mental health unit in her early…