Whitleigh Words Festival Workshop with Susmita Bhattacharya

Whitleigh Words Festival Workshop with Author Susmita Bhattacharya

Writing Workshop

Saturday 1st August 2015

12pm – 2pm at St Chads Church conference room.

Free Refreshments.

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The 90 minute workshops were open to anyone who lives in Plymouth.

 

A Little About Susmita Bhattacharya

A Plymouth based British Asian writer, Susmita’s debut novel, The Normal State of Mind, will be launched in March 2015.

Susmita Bhattacharya is widely published with her short stories and poems placed in many literary journals and magazines in the UK and internationally, including the BBC. Susmita has won awards and teaches creative writing in the community such as Plymouth Libraries and the museum, also teaching at the Plymouth University. 
Susmita has a Masters in Creative Writing from Cardiff University and got a nomination for the Pushcart Prize last year.
Susmita also sailed on oil tankers for three years with her husband, writing and painting.
At the moment, Susmita is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and tries to spread awareness of it through her blog.
Susmita has also had book readings at the Plymouth International Book Festival and the Dartington Festival in 2014.
Read Susmita’s blog HERE!
Susmita Bhattacharya will also be giving a talk and signing her books on Saturday 3rd October at St Church Hall, Whitleigh.
 
Here are some photos of Susmita’s Workshop which was a great success. Thank you Susmita, you were fabulous! 
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What Else Is Happening

What else is planned for The Whitleigh Words Festival? Find out HERE!

Writers Resources are HERE!

Who’s Who – Whitleigh Words Workshops  HERE!

 

GETTING TO WHITLEIGH

Bus 44 leaves Royal Parade opposite the Guildhall. The bus stops at Whitleigh Green. See Plymouth Citybus Timetables HERE!

See the Whitleigh map HERE!

Kindly supported & funded by Vital Sparks

Also supported by PCC, PCH, Whitleigh Big Local, The Albemarle Inn, Porkies Cafe, Plymouth City Central Library

Where Are The Libraries in Plymouth?

Here is a list of libraries in Plymouth. Whitleigh does not have a library but you will find the nearest library in this list.

http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/libraries

 

Southway Library

351 Southway Drive
Plymouth PL6
01752 305636

Ernesettle Library

3 Hornchurch Road
Plymouth PL5 2TQ
01752 365522

West Park Library

425 Crownhill Road
Plymouth, Devon PL5 2LJ
01752 306241

Crownhill Library

Cross Park Rd
Plymouth, Devon PL6 5AN
01752 306248

Discovery Library

Level 5,, Derriford Hospital
Plymouth
Devon PL6 8DH
01752 439111

Plymouth Schools Library Service

Chaucer School/Chaucer Way
Plymouth PL5 3EJ
01752 780713

Estover Community Library

Tor Bridge High School
Miller Way
Plymouth, Devon PL6 8UN
01752 312502

St Budeaux Library

Victoria Road
Plymouth, Devon PL5 1RQ
01752 306237

Eggbuckland Library

Eggbuckland Community College
Westcott Close
Plymouth, Devon PL6 5YB
01752 786353

Peverell Library

242 Peverell Park Road
Plymouth PL3 4QF
01752 305633

Efford Library

19 Torridge Way
Plymouth, Devon PL3 6JQ
01752 308985

Laira Library

240 Old Laira Road, Laira
Plymouth
PL3 6AF
01752 398137

Stoke Library

Plymouth
01752 306239

Devonport (St Aubyn) Library

Chapel Street
Plymouth PL1 4DP
01752 306246

Charles Seale-Hayne Library

Plymouth PL4 8AA
01752 588588

Plymouth Central Library

Drake Circus
Plymouth
Devon PL4 8AL
01752 305900

Tothill Library

Tothill Community Centre
Knighton Road
Plymouth, Devon PL4 9DA
01752 667427

Plymstock Library

Plymouth
01752 306606

Plympton Library

Ridgeway
PL7 2AS
01752 305630

 

Apple Tree Planting & Art with Tom Buckley

Apple Art Day 9th April 2015

A beautiful hot spring day painting pictures of the newly planted fruit trees at the Aylesbury Crescent play ground/orchard.

Thank you to all of the children who came along to make amazing art!

Click on a photo to enlarge.

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Apple Tree Planting with Tom Buckley

Aylesbury Crescent, Whitleigh

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It was a very cold but beautiful day to plant apple & plum trees and also Tom’s walnut tree.

Thank you to everyone who turned up to help Tom and his team.

Whitleigh.Edibles on Facebook HERE!

See more about our green spaces and planting projects with Tom Buckley on the Whitleigh Arts website

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Photography by Sandy Wager

Whitleigh Words Festival Workshop with Jane Anderson-Brown

Whitleigh Words Festival Workshop with Jane Anderson-Brown

Music Writing Workshop

(Take a poem and explore different ways of adding music to the words)

Saturday 6th June 2015

12pm – 2pm at St Chads Church conference room.

Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits provided.

Arts & Crafts stalls in the main hall.

Limited FREE places. Book now! 

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The 90 minute workshops are open to anyone who lives in Plymouth.

Even though it is advisable for children not to attend the workshops, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Advisable age for children to attend these workshops is from the age of 12 years.

There will be limited places available.

 

BOOKING A FREE WORKSHOP PLACE

If you would like to run a Literary Workshop or book up a workshop place (workshops free for the public) please contact me at artbysandywager@gmail.com before 28th February 2015 or phone PCC at 01752 306521.

Please bring a pen and writing pad to each workshop.

Jane Anderson-Brown

Jane is a singer and musician living in Paignton.  She sings in a variety of styles from opera to folk and 20th century standards, and also plays the flute with singer songwriter Robert Spence in “Chordial”.  Jane also teaches music in schools and privately, including teaching composition.

As a composer, Jane has written incidental music for plays and short pieces for young musicians to play in ensembles.  She also arranges music for choirs, including the Torbay Jubilee Choir which she set up in 2012.

She trained in music(singing and flute) at York and Reading Universities. Her performances have covered a wide area both geographically and artistically. She is also a musical director and conductor and has experience of working with a wide variety of performers from local amateur societies, youth groups and professional performers.

Since moving to Paignton, she has conducted several local groups in performance and is the Director of the Torbay Jubilee Choir (a project based choir which performs at civic and other events in Torbay). She has sung as a soprano soloist with local societies, including the Shaldon Singers performance of Haydn’s Creation in May 2013. She has taken small roles and covered roles for New Devon Opera. She has conducted and run workshops for the South Devon Singers (Teignmouth and Ivybridge Community Choirs), and conducted Brixham Operatic and Dramatic Society in a series of staged concerts. She has organised concerts for local community groups, and groups of students in community settings.

In 2013 she set up Red Earth Opera to perform at the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival. Conducting and singing the role of Dido, the performance was well received and Red Earth Opera were immediately invited back to sing again in 2014.

Jane teaches regularly in several schools in Torbay, including running whole class woodwind lessons (flutes and clarinets). She also directs the Concert Winds at the Torbay and South Devon Music Centre. She has qualified teacher status, and has taught music both in primary and secondary schools in Surrey, Hampshire and Torbay. She is a tutor for the Torbay Schools Festival, helping students to prepare and arranging music for the gala concerts at Paignton Palace Theatre and the Riviera Centre.

She also teaches students privately at home, offering singing, flute, piano, theory and aural test preparation to both adults and young students.

She performs regularly in concert, both as a player and a singer, and has also played in the pit for both Brixham and Paignton Operatic Societies. Other notable performances include leading community singing to the Regatta Fireworks on Paignton Green (broadcast live on Palm FM), much acclaimed lunchtime recitals at the Teignmouth Classical Music Festival and winning eight trophies at the Torbay and South West of England competitive music festival, including the Rose Bowl.

Prior to moving to Paignton, she created major roles in community operas for Stephen McNeff and Howard Moody, musically directed a number of concerts, shows and operettas, toured and performed with concert bands, funk bands and a Pink Floyd tribute project. She was also a singing leader for SingUp.

She is also able to transcribe music and to create arrangements both for singers and for instrumentalists.

See Jane’s FaceBook page HERE!

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Jane Anderson-Brown will also be appearing live at The Whitleigh Words Festival Cabaret Finale at The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road, 5.30pm – 8.30pm.

Deck Chairs Optional!

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What Else Is Happening

What else is planned for The Whitleigh Words Festival? Find out HERE!

Whitleigh Words Treasure Hunt HERE!

Writers Resources are HERE!

Whitleigh Words Poetry Walk with Ruth Snell HERE!

Who’s Who – Whitleigh Words Workshops  HERE!

GETTING TO WHITLEIGH

Bus 44 leaves Royal Parade opposite the Guildhall. The bus stops at Whitleigh Green. See Plymouth Citybus Timetables HERE!

See the Whitleigh map HERE!

Kindly supported & funded by Vital Sparks

Also supported by PCC, PCH, Whitleigh Big Local, The Albemarle Inn, Porkies Cafe, Plymouth City Central Library

Whitleigh Words Festival – Whats On and When!

The Whitleigh Words Festival 2015
Whitleigh Big Local Arts founder Sandy Wager
 Free Entry to all events.
Children must be supervised at all times by a responsible adult.
 Hear all about the launch day with Sandy Wager on Whitleigh Wireless Here!
Saturday 21st March
12pm – 4pm at St Chads Church, Whitleigh Green
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The Whitleigh Words Contest Opens For Entries Today!
All Plymouth Residents are welcome to enter this prize competition.
Find out how to enter HERE!
Book Swap – Bring along your unwanted books and swap them for another in the main hall.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Also a book swap in Porkies Cafe.
 
FREE Workshops – sign up today if you have not already. These workshops are intended to inspire your entry into the Whitleigh Words Writing Contest.
 
Book Hunt – Find the FREE book/s on Whitleigh Green
Whitleigh Wireless Link
 
MUSIC
Live music from the Plymouth Ukulele Players Facebook
 READINGS
Taster Readings and talks by various Authors, Writers & Story-Tellers in the Conference room. 30 minute sessions.
‘Feel Better With A Book’ Taster Sessions with Caroline Adams
STORY-TELLING
Gemma Grenney – Story -Telling for Children 2 X 15 minute sessions throughout the afternoon. FREE
VARIOUS STALLS
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Usborne Books – Childrens Books website
Plymouth City Council Central & North Prospect Library
Whitleigh.Edibles facebook
Childrens Word Craft Table
Angie White – Book Sculptures/Memory Books website
Nicola Bonner of Painty Faces. Childrens Face Painter.
BOOK SIGNING
Author/Plymouth Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan website
Author Mike Fullerton website
Scrabble for fun!
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Friday 27th March
Hunt the FREE Book/s on Whitleigh Green 
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe, bring your unwanted books.
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Saturday 11th April
12.pm until 2pm.
St Chads Church Hall
FREE Workshop in the conference room with Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan website
Various stalls and entertainment in the main hall.
Find out how to enter the Whitleigh Words Prize Writing Contest webpage
The Williams Cards Family website
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Muriel Waterhouse Knitted Dolls
Angie White, Memory Books webpage
Scrabble for fun!
Childrens Word Crafts Table (Free)
Sign up for Ray Glasson’s new Writers group in Whitleigh
Free Entry.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe, bring your unwanted books.
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Saturday 25th April
Throughout the afternoon join us in the MusicLab www.iorchestra.co.uk
Whitleigh Green, Porkies Cafe & St Chads Church Hall
1pm – 6pm
FREE
Deck chairs optional!
 
In collaboration with iOrchestra‘s MusicLab, Whitleigh Big Local & The Whitleigh Words Festival, a St Georges Day afternoon on Whitleigh Green.
 
The Great British Tea Party with ‘A Bit Of A Do’
Live music and entertainment throughout the afternoon from local musicians.
Various local stalls.
Scrabble for fun!
A chance to sign up for a brand new Writers group in Whitleigh chaired by Ray Glasson.
Sign up for the next Free Writers Workshop with Author, Terri Nixon
Find out how to enter the Whitleigh Words Prize Writing Contest
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Porkies Cafe Book Swap, bring and swap your unwanted books.
LIVE PERFORMANCE
1pm: Whitleigh Community Primary School Taiko Drummers
1.30pm: Poetry readings from the children of WoodView School kindly helped along by Story-Teller & Poet Andy Blackwell
2pm – 3pm: The Plymouth Morris Dancers/Mummers with audience participation.
3pm: Singer, Isobel Cleverley 
3.30pm: Fashion show featuring St Lukes Charity Shop
4pm – 4.30pm: Miss Von Trapp – Cello/humour website
5pm – 5.30pm: Jane Anderson-Brown – Popular British Music. website
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Friday 1st May
Last day of entries for the Free Crossword Prize Draw.
Enter via our Whitleigh Big Local Newsletter.
Our newsletter is delivered free to our residents and can be found in our local shops, Doctors surgery and other local business premises.
You can also read our newsletter online HERE!
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Saturday 2nd May
12pm – 2pm
St Chads Church, Whitleigh Green
Free Entry
 
FREE Workshop with Author Terri Nixon in the conference room. website
 
Entertainment in the main hall.
Book signing with local Authors Ron Dickerson & Joanna Gawn website
Various stalls
Book sales
Angie White’s Memory Books webpage
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Book Art with Kylie Jones
Book swaps, bring your unwanted books.
Scrabble for fun!
FREE word crafts for the children
10am – 12.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings and book swaps in Porkies Cafe
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
A brand new writing group launching in Whitleigh on Tuesday 5th May 2015 from 10am until 12pm every week.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)
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Saturday 9th May
Whitleigh Poetry Walk with Ruth Snell. website
Meet up at the Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road 11.45am.
Ends at approx 2pm
Weather permitting.
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
12th May
A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
19th May

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
26th May

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Friday 29th May
FREE Book Hunt on Whitleigh Green.
 
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe, bring your unwanted books.
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
2nd June

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
9th June

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Saturday 6th June
12pm – 2pm
St Chads Church
in the Conference room
Free Entry
 FREE Music Writing Workshop with Jane Anderson-Brown website
 Various stalls and entertainment in the main hall.
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Book Signing with Marie Westlake (Buzzzzby Stories) LINK
Scrabble for fun!
10am – 2.30pm
Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Free Entry.
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Saturday 13th June
Whitleigh Poetry Walk with Ruth Snell. website
This event will go ahead only if the previous Poetry Walk 9th May is cancelled.
Meet at the Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road, 11.45am.
Ends at approx 2pm
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
16th June

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
23rd June

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Friday 26th June
FREE Book Hunt on Whitleigh Green.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe. Bring your unwanted books.
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
30th June

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Saturday 4th July
12pm – 2pm
St Chads Church Conference room
Free Entry
 FREE Japanese Poetry Workshop with Author Ruth Snell website
 Various stalls and entertainment in the main hall.
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Scrabble for fun!
 
10am – 2.30pm
 Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
7th July

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Saturday 11th July
Whitleigh Words Festival Prize Treasure Hunt
FREE ENTRY
This is the first day of the treasure hunt. Clues will be placed all over Whitleigh. The Treasure Hunt will run for approx 2 weeks.
Find out more about the Treasure Hunt HERE!
10am – 2.30pm
 Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
14th July

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
21st July

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Saturday 25th July
Whitleigh Words Festival Treasure Hunt ENDS
 
10am – 2.30pm
 Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
28th July

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Friday 31st July
FREE Book Hunt on Whitleigh Green.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe, bring your unwanted books.
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Saturday 1st August
12pm – 2pm
Free Entry
St Chads Church conference room
 FREE Workshop with Author Susmita Bhattacharya website
 Various stalls and entertainment in the main hall.
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Scrabble for fun!
 
10am – 2.30pm
 Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
4th August

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
11th August

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
18th August

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
25th August

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Friday 28th August
FREE Book Hunt on Whitleigh Green.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe. Bring your unwanted books.
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Tuesday 1st September
Whitleigh Words Writing Contest…..LAST day of entry.
Judging takes place throughout September!
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
1st September

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
8th September

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
15th September

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
22nd September

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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Friday 25th September
FREE Book Hunt on Whitleigh Green.
10am – 2.30pm
 Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
Book Swap in Porkies Cafe. Bring your unwanted books.
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WHITLEIGH WRITERS
29th September

A brand new writing group in Whitleigh from 10am until 12pm every Tuesday.
FREE ENTRY
Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh (Opposite Whitleigh Green Shops)

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The Whitleigh Words Exhibition 
Saturday 3rd October
9.30 am – 4.30pm 
A Festival of colour and verse, all of the Word Contest entries will be tied with ribbons to every tree from Whitleigh Green to the Albemarle Inn.
Spend some time reading the poetry, songs and stories, take photos, enjoy reading the works of our local talented writers!
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Saturday 3rd October
The Whitleigh Words Festival 2015 Finale!
12pm – 4pm at St Chads Church, Whitleigh Green
Free Entry
Book swaps, bring your unwanted books.
Scrabble for fun!
BOOK – SIGNING
Author/Plymouth Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan website
 Marie Westlake (Buzzzzby Stories) LINK
 Susmita Bhattacharya LINK
READINGS 
Various Readings and talks in the conference room. 30 minute sessions
STORY-TELLING
Carly Cavilla-Hunt – Story -Telling for Children 2 X 15 minute sessions FREE
VARIOUS STALLS
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Plymouth City Council Central & North Prospect Library
Childrens Word Craft Table
Whitleigh.Edibles facebook
PORKIES 
10am – 12.30pm
 Book Swaps & Random Poetry Readings in Porkies Cafe
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The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale
The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road.
October 3rd
5pm – 8.30pm
Free Entry
5pm – 5.30pm  Prize giving.
 
Compere Mama Tokus – not confirmed
Comedy
Open mic
6.30pm – 7pm Jane Anderson-Brown – English Art Songs website
7.30pm – 8pm Miss Von Trapp – Cello/Humour website
 
and other special acts and Authors.
FREE ENTRY
Deckchairs optional!
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FESTIVAL OPPORTUNITIES HERE!
Where Are We? HERE!
Listen to Sandy Wager talk about The Whitleigh Words Festival on Whitleigh Wireless HERE!
All of the above events are still a work in progress and are subject to change.
 
Arranged by Whitleigh Arts
Supported by The Whitleigh Big Local, PCC, PCH, Plymouth Culture, Arts Council, Plymouth City Library, iOrchestra.
Funded and supported by Vital Sparks
See the photos 21/03/15 HERE!

Who’s Who – Whitleigh Word Workshops

Who’s Who – Whitleigh Word Workshops

Each and every free workshop is designed to encourage Plymouth residents of all ages and all abilities to enter the cash prize writing contest. LINK

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Here is a quick guide with links to each Workshop Leader. 

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        Saturday March 21st 2015            

Random readings by local Authors, Story-Tellers & Poets.

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Saturday April 11th 2015  

Workshop         

Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan  LINK

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         Saturday May 2nd 2015        

FREE Writing Workshop      

Terri Nixon   LINK

ALSO

a Book Signing by Authors Joanna Gawn and Ron Dickerson

The Lazuli Portals LINK

At the Whitleigh Words Festival

Saturday 2nd May 2015

12pm – 2pm

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Whitleigh Words Poetry Walk with Ruth Snell LINK

Saturday 9th May 2015

Meet up 11.45am at The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road, Whitleigh.

Ends at 2pm

Free event & free parking.

This poetry walk is suitable for all ages and all abilities. Wheelchairs users very welcome!

Reserve your free place by emailing artbysandywager@gmail.com

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Saturday June 6th 2015  

12pm – 2pm 

          Free Workshop          

Jane Anderson-Brown. Music Writing Workshop   LINK

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          Saturday July 4th 2015    

12pm – 2pm

                  Haiku/Japanese Poetry Workshop            

Ruth Snell   LINK

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Saturday August 1st 2015    

12pm – 2pm 

Workshop     

Susmita Bhattacharya Author. Writing Workshop   LINK

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Saturday October 3rd 2015  

12pm – 4pm at St Chads Church Hall

5pm – 8.30pm at the Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road, Whitleigh      

Random readings by local Authors, Story-Tellers &  Poets.

Cabaret and live local music

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BOOKING A FREE WORKSHOP PLACE

If you would like to read your work to the public or book up FREE a workshop place please contact me at artbysandywager@gmail.com or phone PCC at 01752 306521 by 21/03/15 or sign up for a workshop on the Whitleigh Words Festival opening day at St Chads Church Hall on Saturday 21st March 2015, 12pm – 4pm.

Please bring a pen and writing paper to all workshops.

What Else Is Happening

What else is planned for The Whitleigh Words Festival? Find out HERE!

Whitleigh Words Treasure Hunt HERE!

Writers Resources are HERE!

Whitleigh Words Poetry Walk with Ruth Snell HERE!

Festival Music & Acts info HERE!

GETTING TO WHITLEIGH

Bus 44 leaves Royal Parade opposite the Guildhall. The bus stops at Whitleigh Green. See Plymouth Citybus Timetables HERE!

See the Whitleigh map HERE!

Kindly supported & funded by Vital Sparks

Also supported by PCC, PCH, Whitleigh Big Local, The Albemarle Inn, Porkies Cafe, Plymouth City Central Library, iOrchestra.

Whitleigh Words Festival Workshop with Plymouth Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan

Whitleigh Words Festival Workshop with Plymouth Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan

Saturday 11th April 2015

At St Chads Church in the conference room 12pm – 2pm

Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits provided.

Limited FREE places. Book now! 

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The workshops are open to anyone who lives in Plymouth.

Even though it is advisable for children not to attend the workshops, children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Advisable age for children to attend these workshops is from the age of 12 years.

There will be limited places available.

 

BOOKING A FREE WORKSHOP PLACE

If you would like to run a Literary Workshop or book up a workshop place (workshops free for the public) please contact me at artbysandywager@gmail.com before 10th April 2015 or phone PCC at 01752 306521 

Please bring a pen and writing pad to all workshops.

 

A little about Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan

See Michael Sullivan’s website HERE!

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Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan read us some of his wonderful work. An extremely entertaining gentleman! Thank you kind sir for coming along. You were fab!

Michael Sullivan’s website: http://sullivanthepoet.co.uk/index.html

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The Plymouth Ukulele Players came by to entertain us. Thank you guys, you were awesome!
http://plymouthuke.yolasite.com/

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Gemma Grenney from Usborne Books. A gorgeous selection of children’s books! Thank you very much for coming along Gemma.
https://www.facebook.com/Snuggleuptightreading

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Nicola Bonner of Painty Faces kindly came along to paint kiddies faces. Lovely work Nicola. Thank you!
Contact: 07977 129582
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Painty-Faces-face-painting-and-glitter-tattoos/1418154478441428?fref=ts

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Angie White’s Memory Books.
Angie is a Whitleigh resident. Her wonderful book sculptures went down a storm. What an amazing talent!
https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/08/angie-white-memory-books/

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Mike Fullerton, Author & Musician. Thank you to Mike for all of your support. Next time we WILL find the time to put you in the spotlight!
http://danceswithwords.wix.com/owlfacedzac

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Caroline Adams ‘Feel Better With A Book’ bought along some lovely little surprise poems. Thank you Caroline.
http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/feelbetterwithabook

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Star Drew and her son Harley very kindly came along to help organise and run the Words Crafts table. Thank you for all your help!
Star Drew runs her own Whitleigh Crafts Group.
https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2014/11/23/star-drew-whitleigh-artist-crafter/

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Mel Rawles & Melinda very kindly came along from Plymouth City Council
Central and North Prospect Library. Thank you ladies.
http://www.plymouth.gov.uk/northprospectlibrary.htm

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A very small selection of my own Word Art. (Sandy Wager)
www.artbysandywager.weebly.com

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GETTING TO WHITLEIGH

Bus 44 leaves Royal Parade opposite the Guildhall. The bus stops at Whitleigh Green. See Plymouth Citybus Timetables HERE!

See the Whitleigh map HERE!

 

Kindly supported & funded by Vital Sparks

Also supported by PCC, PCH, Whitleigh Big Local, The Albemarle Inn, Porkies Cafe, Plymouth City Central Library