The Whitleigh Words Writing Contest Winners & Entrants

The Whitleigh Words Festival Writing Contest Winners & Entrants

Thank you and well done to everyone who entered the Whitleigh Writing Contest 2015.

I wanted to run this contest because I believe that for some people it is their only way to express their thoughts and feelings. My hope was to have entries from those who were also not great with grammar and spelling, happily, that is what I got from some entrants and their writings were full of depth and feelings. That is what writing is all about, not being judged on your ability to write or the standard of a person’s education and not being afraid to express yourself! Writing from your heart and soul is the always the best way forward.

Below you will be able to read the nine winning poems, songs and stories. 

WINNERS OF THE “POETRY/SONGS” SECTION

1st Jack Horne – Carol Concert

Carol Concert

2nd Ruth Muttlebury – Acrostic Sonnet For Whitleigh

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3rd Ray Glasson – Our Home

Our Home

WINNERS OF THE “STORIES” SECTION

1st Trudy Ruth Roden – Julia’s Wish

Julias Wish

2nd Carol Ager – Memories Of Whitleigh

Memories Of Whitleigh

3rd Jack Horne – Vampire Rendezvous

Vampire Rendevous

WINNERS OF THE “MY FAMILY” SECTION

1st Mike Tracey – Life Of Firsts

Life Of Firsts

2nd Stuart Dann – Keep Shining Bright

Keep Shining Bright

3rd Judith Thompson – My Family

My Family0002

 

 

Treasure Hunt Clues Photos

 

P1000316 Clue 1 is here on Whitleigh Green! If the clue has gone missing use the spoilers to help you on your way here!

P1000309 Clue 4 is here at Aylesbury Crescent Park. The children keep burying the clue! Here is the spoiler clue here!

P1000310 Clue 5 is here at Norwich Avenue Shops. Clue 5 keeps going missing and has been replaced several times. If you cannot find it you will find the clue question in this link

P1000314 Clue 2 is here at Whitleigh Bridge. This clue has also disappeared several times. The clue should be in a tree near the road. Find help with the spoiler here!

P1000306Clue 6 is here at the Old Playground at Lancaster Gardens.

Back to the main Treasure Hunt page HERE!

Back to the live map HERE!

 

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

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

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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!

THE WHITLEIGH WORDS TREASURE HUNT

Whitleigh Arts Presents!

Whitleigh Arts Founded by Sandy Wager

The Whitleigh Words Treasure Hunt 2015

Saturday 11th July until the end of the School Summer Holidays 2015

£50 Cash Prize!

All Plymouth residents can enter. Suitable for all age groups & all abilities.

It is FREE to enter.

Each clue will be placed around Whitleigh and in it’s green spaces.

The 10 clues will be in the form of large painted pebbles/rocks with a literary clue under each one. Please be kind and replace each clue so that the next person can complete their Treasure Hunt.

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There is a paper map and an online map available.  

The online map below is now activated and live !

Click HERE to see the live map

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This is the online live map. Each yellow star indicates the approximate area where each clue can be found. The clue links will be included on this live map by clicking on each yellow star but the question will NOT be added. You will need to find each clue to know what the question will be.

Paper maps can be found at the tills in the Co-op.

With a little notice, paper maps can be collected from Sandy Wager at 94, Lancaster Gardens. Or you can send me a return stamped addressed envelope so that I can post a map to you.

You can also download and print off this map.

 

Download and print off this map.

Download and print off this map.

Please replace the clue and the map after reading it so that the next Treasure Hunter can find it.

If a clue seems to be missing or the clue or map have been removed please let me know so that I can replace them. Let me know which clue needs replacing. You can either email me at artbysandywager@gmail.com or call me on 01752 313645.

The Treasure Hunt will last throughout the School Summer Holidays, subject to weather conditions.

All of the 10 clues will refer to Plymouth Writers, Poets, Play-writes and Authors. 

The 1st clue will be placed amongst the 69 trees on Whitleigh Green.

Disability issues will always be considered, e.g. terrane.

If you get stuck on a clue I will give you an extra clue. Just email me for an extra clue, stating the clue number that you need help with. artbysandywager@gmail.com

You will need to take a pen and writing pad along with you. You will find all of the answers on the websites provided. Web Links will be provided with each clue.  Alternatively, the website links are clickable on the live map. 

All entries MUST be received by September 12th 2015.  All correct entries will be entered into a draw. The draw will take place on Wednesday 16th September 2015 at The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road at approx 1.30pm.

The winner will be notified by post, phone or email during the week following the draw.

The winner will be awarded their £50 cash prize at a mutual and convenient time and place. I will need the winner to sign a receipt of acceptance and I will need to take a photo which will be published on the Whitleigh Arts website.

The Treasure Hunt is intended to promote and encourage the community to explore our local Green spaces which, in turn, will help with health and fitness in a fun and educating way within our community. Plus I hope this will also encourage people to learn a little more on how to use a computer. 

Keep watching here for updates but please also tell your friends!

Send your completed entries to artbysandywager@gmail.com or post to 

Whitleigh Arts, Treasure Hunt, 94, Lancaster Gardens, Whitleigh, PL5 4AE

Arranged by Whitleigh Arts
Supported by  Plymouth City Council & Plymouth Community Homes, Plymouth Culture, Plymouth Radio and iOrchestra.
Funded and supported by Vital Sparks

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The last Whitleigh Words Festival FREE Workshop with Susmita Bhattacharya on Saturday 1st August. Book your free place HERE

The Whitleigh Words Festival Cash Prize Writing Contest Rules 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 funded by Vital Sparks

ENTER THE WHITLEIGH WORDS FESTIVAL WRITING CONTEST

Whitleigh Arts Presents the 2015 Whitleigh Words Festival

Whitleigh Arts Founded by Sandy Wager

Writing Contest

A contest for Plymouth and Southwest writers and poets, novices or experienced, any age or ability.

Whitleigh Words Festival Contest Rules

1) All entries are open to any Plymouth and Southwest residents.

2) All entries are FREE to enter but only one entry per person per style. (Poem, Story & Song) = total of 3 entries per person using any of the 5 subjects listed below.

3) All entries must be typed or clearly hand written on one side of an A4 sheet of paper, lined or unlined. Entries that cannot be clearly read will not be accepted.

4) The subject title must be written on the top of the main side of the entry.

5) On the reverse side of the entry must be written your name, address, email and phone number.

6) On the reverse side of the entry, you must state which age group you belong. The age groups are…

a) Up to 10 years of age

b) Up to 16 years of age

c) Adult

7) No entries will be returned so please be certain to photocopy your entry, keep the photocopy and send in the original entry.

8) All work must be your own and not copied from another author, dead or alive.

CONTEST SUBJECTS

Any of the following subjects may be used for your entry/entries…

a) Whitleigh, 65 Year’s In The Making

b) Plymouth Tales

c) My School

d) My Family

e) My Best Friend

The styles of writing accepted are…

a) Poetry

b) A Story

c) Song Writing/Composition

 

WHAT HAPPENS NEXT

After judging, all valid entries will be placed in a clear waterproof bag by the organisers and then each entry will be tied to each of the 69 trees on Whitleigh Green with ribbons on Saturday 3rd October 2015..

Judging to be held in September 2015.   Judges names to be announced.

The winning entries tied to the trees will be marked with a rosette.

All Plymouth and Southwest residents will be welcome to read and photograph this Word Exhibition.

Local schools and colleges welcome.

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THE WINNERS

The winners entry of each age category will be framed and displayed in Porkies Cafe, Whitleigh Green for one month during the month of November 2015.

Prizes will be awarded to the winners during the finale day of The Whitleigh Words Festival at The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road, Whitleigh between 5pm – 5.30pm.  

Children must be accompanied by a parent at The Albemarle Inn.

All winners and their prize entries will be photographed for publicity purposes.

Winners photographs will be published in the Plymouth Evening Herald, The Plymouth Community Homes website and on The Whitleigh Big Local Arts website.

Permissions for young winners to be photographed will be needed by a parent or guardian in writing.

There will be three writers prizes (1st, 2nd, 3rd) for each age group.

PRIZES (Subject to change)

3 x 1st prize winners will receive £30 each

3 x 2nd prize winners will receive £20 each

3 x 3rd prize winners will receive £10 each

ENTRY DATES

The opening date for all entries is March 21st 2015.

The closing date for all entries is September 1st 2015.

All winners will be notified by phone, post or email from the 20th September 2015.

(Please be aware that this contest is a work in progress and the rules may slightly change/improve before 29thS 2015. If spare funding is available the prize money will be higher. Keep checking back here for updates. All suggestions are very welcome)

Entries must be sent to ….

Whitleigh Words Contest

Whitleigh Arts

C/O Sandy Wager

94, Lancaster Gardens,

Whitleigh, Plymouth, PL5 4AE

Or emailed to artbysandywager@gmail.com

 

 

What else is happening at The Whitleigh Words Festival? Find out HERE!

Whitleigh Words Festival Treasure Hunt HERE!

Whitleigh Words Festival FREE Workshops HERE!

Whitleigh Words Poetry Walk HERE!

Who’s Who – Whitleigh Words Workshops  HERE!

For enquiries or to book a place at one of the FREE events please contact PCC 01752 306521 or email artbysandywager@gmail.com or sign up on Saturday 21st March at St Chads Church Hall, Whitleigh Green.

Writers Resources are 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 funded by Vital Sparks