Ward 9: Coronavirus

Two of the patients in my room were put onto trolleys and taken out, and then two more women wheeled in. “This is now a Coronavirus ward,” said Susan. Alys Morgan was admitted to hospital on the 19th of April, with an unexplained sickness which had rendered her too weak to move. The next day she was…

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…

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!

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.

David Harewood – Psychosis and Me

It was wonderful to see Dr Erin Turner speaking to David Harewood in Psychosis and Me on the BBC! Erin commissioned our play Revolving Door and works regularly with The Hearth Centre in her capacity as a Consultant Psychiatrist. David Harewood had a psychotic breakdown and was sectioned in his 20s. David traces his steps,…

13 April 2019 Literary Study Day – ‘When Paula Met Charlotte’

How did one of the greatest artists of the 21st century respond to one of the greatest writers of the 19th? On 13 April 2019 at the Birmingham Midland Institute (BMI) The Hearth Centre’s director Polly Wright and poet and artist Margaret Markworthy presented Paula Rego’s 25 extraordinary lithographs of Jane Eyre, and read extracts from the nation’s favourite novel.

March 2019 Friends of Enemies – Work in Progress Tour

Friends of Enemies, written by Hearth Centre director Polly Wright, has finished a successful and thought provoking ACE funded Work in Progress tour. Readings of the play were presented at Pentabus in Shropshire, Theatr Clwyd in North Wales, MAC in Birmingham and Exeter Street Hall in Brighton. We’re looking forward to sharing more with you about the work as times goes on!

Writing the Seasons: Autumn on October 21st and 22nd

Extend your creativity to the full… Exciting short course combining visual art and creative writing at MAC to explore the seasons in traditional tales. Led by writer and Artistic Director of Hearth: Polly Wright. No previous experience in writing or visual art techniques necessary. Click HERE for tickets. I loved the course in August and…

The Writers’ Reading Group with Polly Wright at the BMI – Sept to Dec

Starting Weds September 13 fortnightly for 8 weeks 6-8pm £52/£44 for all 8 sessions £7 or £6 per session for members of the BMI CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Looking for a reading group with a difference? Enjoy reading – but always thought you’d like to give writing a go yourself? Three different types of comic…