The Hearth Centre is a centre for Health, Education and the Humanities with Art at the Heart. Hearth uses the arts to animate key issues in mental health, social care and the humanities, and promote well being - which we do through theatre productions and literary events and courses.

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In March 2019, Hearth Centre director Polly Wright toured her Arts Council England funded Work In Progress play as a series of rehearsed readings. Working with a fantastic cast, the readings were presented at Pentabus in Shropshire, Theatr Clwyd in North Wales, MAC in Birmingham and Exeter Street Hall in Brighton. After a successful run we look forward to bringing you more updates on the progress of the play. Read the story so far here and watch the trailer for the production.

For more information on how to book the touring production click here

Anti Depressants Without the Side Effects

Watch our film made with Cardboard Zebra Creative about the impact of theatre and literature on health and wellbeing.

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Podcast And Publication Launch – 7th March 2020

This year Women & Theatre mark International Women's Day with a special event featuring performances and discussions, exploring a range of issues about women and work; drawing on the experiences of young women, retired women, and those who have seen massive changes in their sectors over the last 35 years. One of Hearth Director Polly Wright's monologues is being used in the podcast section For more information click here

Rhapsodies in Blues: The Influence of Music on Black Women’s Writing

Saturday 7 March 2020 Join playwright Polly Wright and creative Adaya Henry for the day in a specially devised writing workshop that celebrates the musicality of Black women’s writing. The day will weave readings from Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou and Bernadine Evaristo with music, an inspirational visit to The Influence Project exhibition followed by a creative writing afternoon workshop. Click here for more information

10-11 Dec 2019 A Christmas Carol (a reduced version) and A Child’s Christmas in Wales

At: Oriel y Parc National Park Visitor’s Centre, St Davids SA62 6NW. Tues. Dec 10, 2.00 pm -3.00 pm A Christmas Carol.Enjoy this version of the all time ghostly classic reduced to under an hour to get you into the spirit of Christmas. £5 per personWednesday Dec, 11 7 pm-8.30Our reduced Christmas Carol with a sprig of Dylan Thomas’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales thrown in. Purchase mince pies and...

Literary Study Days 2020

Hearth Literary Study Days are run by Hearth Centre director Polly Wright with a guest host. These collaborative events give you the opportunity to explore notable classic literature and the art behind them. We will be hosting a programme of Literary Study Days in early 2020. Updates coming soon!

8 Oct 2019 Revolving Door at The Bedlam Festival

This Autumn The Hearth Centre will be presenting Revolving Door at The Bedlam Festival 2019 hosted at The Rep on 9th October. The Bedlam Festival is a showcase for theatre engaging with the Arts and Mental Health.

21 August 2019 Wuthering Heights in Imagery and Words

Who is Heathcliff? Attractive Byronic hero or sadistic psychopath? Who is Cathy?  Heroine in floaty dresses or anorexic adolescent in love with her childhood? The Hearth Centre presents Wuthering Heights  in images and words at Oriel y Parc  High St, Saint David's SA62 6NW at 7.30pm on Wednesday 21st August.