10/01/2018 - 21/02/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Creative Writing Workshop
The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley
Wednesdays January 10-February 21, 2pm-4pm
Tickets £6 per session
This six-week course, which marks The Hawth’s 30th anniversary, provides plenty of writing practice and teaches a wide range of techniques. It aims for participants to produce a collection of stories for the theatre’s 30th anniversary celebrations, drawing inspiration from the place, its people and its history.
Phone 01293 553636 or visit parkwoodtheatres.co.uk.
Grace Kimmins And Her Chailey Heritage: Book Talk with Ros Black
Waterstones, 74-76 South Road, Haywards Heath
Friday February 2, 6.30pm
Free, booking required
Local author Ros Black discusses her latest book Grace Kimmins And Her Chailey Heritage at this event, when she gives an illustrated talk about the pioneer of education and training for the disabled. Ros has carried out extensive research to uncover the story of Grace (1870-1954), the founder of a charity that today provides services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities. Moved by the plight of children born “crippled”, as it was then termed, who received no education, Grace established the Guild of the Brave Poor Things in the slums of London and then started a craft school at Chailey in 1903, whose first pupils were seven boys. Born in Lewes, she had a flair for the theatrical and an astonishing ability to raise funds. Ros will answer questions and sign copies of her book after the talk.
Phone 01444 453411 or visit waterstones.com.
- Join quirky artist David Shrigley on his voyage of discovery as guest director of this year’s Brighton Festival
- Works by the artist who created drawings by torchlight of scenes from a John Osborne play go on view for the first time since the 1970s
- Meet the stuntman who has been set on fire more than 100 times – and loves it!
- Comedian George Egg dishes up delicious gourmet meals using power tools and gardening equipment from his shed in his new show
- Discover the extraordinary work of a virtually unknown and unrecognised textile designer in a new exhibition