Cancelled Tour of Friends of Enemies

We’re sad that many of our theatrical projects have been cancelled, including our semi booked 2020 autumn tour of Friends of Enemies (click here to see the trailer and read more). However, we are fully intending to take it out again , and have been gathering national interest in a new Friends of Enemies project…

Hearth Centre Publications 2020

Have a look at some of Polly Wright, Artistic Director of the Hearth Centre 2020 publications on our publications page: These includeThe Palgrave Handbook of the History of Women on the Stage (Polly wrote a chapter on the early years of Women and Theatre)Sue Beavan. Nurse, Partner, Dog lover. A monologue about NHS – (which you…

Sue Beavan. Nurse, Partner, Dog lover. A monologue about the NHS

Sue Beavan. Nurse, Partner, Dog lover. A monologue about the NHSPolly’s monologue was originally written for Women and Theatre’s 2014  piece – For the Past 30 years, which was a play written on the theme of women and work for solo voices. Polly’s monologue, about a  senior nurse, who has gone through many phases of…

Writers’ Reading group lives….Virtually!

We are glad to announce that our writers’ reading group is going on in a virtual form! We continue to share literary role models in order to learn and improve our craft of writing, but now we’re meeting through Zoom every other Wednesday. This term’s books have included Albert Camus’ The Plague and Anne Frank’s…

Hearth receives Arts Council England emergency funds for Coronavirus project

The Arts Council England has awarded the Hearth Centre an award of Emergency funds to support the continuation of the organisation and to develop a six month project called Hidden Histories:  Living in Times of National Emergency. For this Creative Writing project we’re looking for stories about Lockdown and Covid 19, but also stories of…

Photos From Revolving Door

Pictures from the Hearth Centre’s wonderful performance of Revolving Door at the Old Joint Stock in June. Actors Todd Jennings, Vimal Korpal and Carl Thornley. Photography by Cardboard Zebra

Cradle to Grave – 30th June 2018

The Hearth Centre invites you to celebrate the 70th birthday of the NHS with a reading by actors from the Hearth Centre of the play Cradle to Grave by Mandy Ross.3pm Saturday 30th June 2018 at the Community Room, Middleton Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham B14 7HPFollowed by tea and 70th birthday cake, and sharing our NHS storiesFunded…

Revolving Door – Crowdfunder

We would be incredibly grateful for donations to facilitate the effective presentation of this play and subsequent talk.Please click on the image for more details.Graphic by CardboardZebra

Vernon Subutex One by Virginie Despentes at The Hexagon

Two brilliant photos of our meeting to discuss the book at the Hexagon. Vernon Subutex One by Virginie Despentes… thrilling, magnificently audacious, the story of now… bit like the Writers Reading Group! #MBI2018

Revolving Door at The Old Joint Stock 26/27th June

Please head on over to The Old Joint Stock Website for details and tickets.The play is always followed by a forum for discussion on the subject of suicide prevention. On June 27 2018 this will be in the form of a conversation between Dr Erin Turner and Jonny Benjamin OBE  about suicide prevention. Jonny attempted…