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

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

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…

Vernon Subutex One by Virginie Despentes

Here’s our book – Vernon Subutex One by Virginie Despentes…Thrilling, magnificently audacious, the story of now… bit like the Writers Reading Group!#MBI2018For details on Reading For Wellbeing, please follow the LINK

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 -…

Short Course: Read to Write: analyse great novels to improve your writing

Thursdays, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, on 3, 10, 17, 24 and 31 May 2018. Birmingham & Midland Institute With Polly Wright Click HERE for more details on Writing West Midlands site Click HERE for the BMI’s eventsJoin a reading group with a difference to enhance your own fiction writing skills by modelling on a Master or…

Knife Act – Wednesday 14th February

Knife Act: Wednesday Feb 14thYou are invited to a free Open Dress rehearsal of Hearth’s new production- Knife Act by Jimmy Whiteaker – a play about Self Harm. Through an entire classroom of characters, a teacher preparing for Ofsted, snippets of song and a dull detention, we see two people emerge in bright focus:  a…

Classic in a Day: Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte with Polly Wright – RESCHEDULED TO MARCH 17TH

  Click HERE for the BMI’s events. Click HERE for the Writing West Mid’s events.RESCHEDULED FROM 3RD MARCH TO 17TH MARCH 10am – 4pm 9 Margaret Street, Birmingham, B3 3BS £29/£26 for Members of the BMI (lunch and refreshments not included) Jane Eyre- Great romantic novel? Feminist re-working of the Cinderella fairy tale? A perceptive…

Writer’s Reading Group Wednesday 24th January at MAC Birmingham

This course combines a reading group with a writing course where published texts are read and used as models to develop your own creative writing skills.   The next group meet is on Wednesday, and there are also other dates running until the end of March.   Please follow this LINK for details.