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….

Writers Reading Group Online at the MAC

Writers Reading Group Online at the MACSign up for our wonderful Writers’ Reading Group Online  this spring at the Midlands Arts Centre! As usual we meet fortnightly on Wednesdays , for a six week course, starting on April 21st.As it’s online- you can sign up from wherever you are in the country. Click here for full details of…

Tales of Lockdown news

Tales of Lockdown news: Congratulations to everyone whose work has been posted on the Tales of Lockdown blog so far. Please check the three sections of Living in Times of National Emergency – Lockdown, Epidemics and War to see if we have already included your work.But to everyone who submitted pieces to the Hearth Centre’s Tales…

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…

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…

Reflections on the dynamic between theatre, literature & audiences & its positive impact on health

Please follow the LINK for the RSPH website Date/time: Tuesday 24 January 2017 1pm (GMT) Speaker: Polly Wright Artistic Director of the Hearth Centre and visiting lecturer at the University of Birmingham. Chair: Stephen Clift PFRSPH, Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK The play’s the thing Wherein…