Poem in Your pocket at the Bedlam Festival: 16th November 2021

The Return of Poem in Your Pocket Does enjoyment of a good read and beautiful poetry improve your well being? Do you find that sharing the appreciation through reading  aloud increases your mental well being?Polly Wright and friends invite you to an evening of shared poetry and stories which will lift your spirits and reduce stress….

Reading for Well Being sessions and Writers Reading Group News

Reading for Well Being sessionsPolly Wright, artistic director of the Hearth Centre is running Reading for Well Being sessions at the MAC- starting on September 17th. Reading for well being is a shared reading approach in which short stories and poems are read aloud and the enjoyment is shared. Click here for detailsHurry, Hurry HurrySign…

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…

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 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…

Writer’s Reading Group to Shadow Booker Prize

Thrilled to announce the Hearth Centre’s Writer’s Reading Group has been selected as one of 6 reading groups to shadow the International Booker Prize by reviewing one of the short list of 6! Meet the passionate reading groups who are shadowing this year’s Man Booker International Prize – follow this LINK Watch this space -…