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

Sonnet For Whitleigh0002

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

 

 

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The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale 2015 – Photo Album

The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale Photo Album

The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale was held on a beautiful, warm, sunny day  at St Chads Church Hall during the afternoon and at The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road during the evening on Saturday 3rd October 2015.

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Some of the entries in The Whitleigh Words Festival Writing Contest 2015.
Photos by Jan Wager

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FREE BOOKS

Over 500 free books were hidden around Whitleigh by Sandy Wager every month from March until October 2015. Every single book was claimed, probably because Whitleigh does not have a library.

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Musicians, Poets and Authors

Photography Copyright © 2015 Rob Davidson.

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Emma Bluebella Lovering Singer & Musician

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek)

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek)

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Emma Bluebella Lovering Singer & Musician

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Emma Bluebella Lovering Singer & Musician

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Ray Glasson – Poet. Writer & Founder of Whitleigh Writers. https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Plymouth’s 1st Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan.

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Musicians, Poets and Authors

Photography by Jan Wager

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Emma Bluebella Lovering

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Emma Bluebella Lovering

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Emma Bluebella Lovering

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Susmita Bhattacharya , Plymouth Author & Poet. Highly talented Plymouth Author reading from one of her books. Thank you lovely lady! https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/01/30/whitleigh-words-festival-workshop-with-susmita-bhattacharya/

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Jasmine Tyson, Singer & Musician. Fabulous! Thank you Jasmine, you were incredible! https://www.youtube.com/user/JasmineEatsRainbows/videos

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Jasmine Tyson, Singer & Musician. Fabulous! Thank you Jasmine, you were incredible! https://www.youtube.com/user/JasmineEatsRainbows/videos

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Jasmine Tyson, Singer & Musician. Fabulous! Thank you Jasmine, you were incredible! https://www.youtube.com/user/JasmineEatsRainbows/videos

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Ray Glasson, Chair of Whitleigh Writers having fun with the kids! https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Ray Glasson, Chair of Whitleigh Writershttps://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Scott Cook & Sandy Wager Thank you Scott for giving up your time to MC & support this event. You were brilliant! https://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-cook/2b/5b2/325

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Scott Cook & Sandy Wager Thank you Scott for giving up your time to MC & support this event. You were brilliant! https://www.linkedin.com/pub/scott-cook/2b/5b2/325

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author.

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author. Reading from his book.

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author.

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Mike Fullerton (Mike Greek) Musician, Song Writer & Author.

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Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan. Mike, you were so entertaining. You made us laugh and you made us sad with your wonderful words. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/Sullivan-the-Poet-133046970832/timeline/

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Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan. Mike, you were so entertaining. You made us laugh and you made us sad with your wonderful words. Thank you! https://www.facebook.com/Sullivan-the-Poet-133046970832/timeline/ And All Is Well !!!!

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Sandy Wager, founder of Whitleigh Arts giving a thank you speech.

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Sandy Wager, founder of Whitleigh Arts giving a thank you speech.

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Setting Up ready for the public! Angie White’s incredible Memory Books.

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Faith Jordan & Sandy Wager deep in thought listening to the live music! https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2014/12/26/faith-jordan-textiles/

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Poets, Story-Tellers & Musicians in the evening of Saturday 3rd October

At The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road. 

Photos by Sandy Wager (I do not claim to be a photographer)

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MC, Writer & Poet, Nick Ingram at The Albemarle Inn. http://tiny.cc/dm9l4x

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MC, Writer & Poet, Nick Ingram at The Albemarle Inn. http://tiny.cc/dm9l4x

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Miss Von Trapp, Darkly Wonderful! http://www.missvontrapp.com/

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Miss Von Trapp, Darkly Wonderful! http://www.missvontrapp.com/

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MC & Plymouth’s 1st ever Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan

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MC & Plymouth’s 1st ever Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan

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Ray Glasson, guest Poet at The Albemarle Inn. https://whitleigharts.wordpress.com/2015/03/31/whitleigh-writers/

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Jane Anderson-Brown, singing beautiful, haunting art songs and Ann on keyboards at The Albemarle Inn. http://janeandersonbrown.weebly.com/

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Plymouth Poet Laureates both!

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Creative Faces
http://www.creativefacesplymouth.co.uk/
Free Face Painting all afternoon.
Photography by Jan Wager

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Creative Faces
http://www.creativefacesplymouth.co.uk/
Photography Copyright © 2015 Rob Davidson.

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Creative Faces

http://www.creativefacesplymouth.co.uk/

Photography by Jan Wager

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The Whitleigh Words Festival Big Finale

The Whitleigh Words Exhibition 
Saturday 3rd October
PART 1
9.00 am – 4.30pm 
A Festival of colour and verse, all of the Word Contest entries will be tied with ribbons to the 69 trees on Whitleigh Green.
Spend some time reading the poetry, songs and stories, take photos, enjoy reading the works of our local talented writers!
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PART 2 
Saturday 3rd October
The Whitleigh Words Festival 2015 Finale!
12pm – 4pm at St Chads Church, Whitleigh Green
Free Entry & Free refreshments
MC For The Afternoon is the fabulous Scott Cook!
 
Scrabble for fun!
BOOK – SIGNING with
Author/Plymouth Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan website
Susmita Bhattacharya LINK
 
READINGS 
In the conference room
Various Readings and talks in the conference room. 30 minute sessions
1pm – 1.30pm – Author/ Writer Susmita Bhattachrya
3pm – 3.30pm – Plymouth’s Poet Laureate, Michael Sullivan
 
STORY-TELLING
12.30pm – 12.45pm & 2.30pm – 2.45pm – Carly Cavilla-Hunt – Story -Telling for Children 2 X 15 minute sessions FREE in the conference room.
 
LIVE MUSIC
In the main hall
12.15pm – 12.45pm – Jasmine Tyson
1.45pm- 2.15pm –  Mike Fullerton
2.15pm – 2.45pm – Emma Lovering
VARIOUS STALLS
Little Book Hollow – Childrens Books website
Plymouth City Council Central & North Prospect Library
Children’s Word Craft Table
Memory Books by Angie White
Whitleigh.Edibles facebook
Whitleigh Big Local 
FREE Face Painting for the children with Creative Faces Plymouth
FREE Refreshments
FREE BOOKS!
 
 
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 PART 3
The Whitleigh Words Festival Finale
The Albemarle Inn, Budshead Road.
October 3rd
5.30pm – 8.30pm
Free Entry
 
5.15pm – 5.30pm – MC’s Plymouth’s Poet Laureate Michael Sullivan & Nick Ingram
5.30pm – 6pm – Live music with Jason Peerless
6.00pm – Prize Giving
6.15pm – 6.30pm – MC’s Plymouth’s Poet Laureate Michael Sullivan & Nick Ingram
6.30pm – 7pm – Jane Anderson-Brown – English Art Songs website
7pm – 7.15pm – MC’s Plymouth’s Poet Laureate Michael Sullivan & Nick Ingram
7.15pm – 7.30pm – Whitleigh Writer Ray Glasson
7.30pm – 8pm – Miss Von Trapp – Cello/Humour website
8pm – 8.15pm – Live music with Jason Peerless
8.15pm – 8.30pm – MC’s Plymouth’s Poet Laureate Michael Sullivan & Nick Ingram
9pm – Live music until close with Paul Kay, Elvis Impressionist.
 
FREE ENTRY
Deckchairs optional!
 
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Supported & Funded by Vital Sparks
Supported by 
PCC
PCH
Plymouth Culture
Whitleigh Time Bank
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St Georges Day Festival Photo Album & Whitleigh Wireless Recordings

This event was held as a part of the Whitleigh Words Festival 2015

Organised by Whitleigh Arts founder Sandy Wager & iOrchestra/Music Lab’s Gemma Ward

Thank you to everyone who helped out and to all who came along to enjoy a fun filled day of free live entertainment.

Listen to the Whitleigh Wireless Recordings of the day HERE!

Click on a photo to enlarge it.

Whitleigh Community Primary School Taiko Drummers kicked off the event at 1pm

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1.30pm: Poetry readings from the children of WoodView School kindly helped along by Story-Teller & Poet Andy Blackwell

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2pm  The Plymouth Morris Dancers/Mummers with audience participation.

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3pm Singer Isobel Cleverley

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4pm Miss Von Trapp

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5pm Frizzante

Jane Anderson-Brown & Dawn Fallon

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And now for the other stars of the show!

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Gemma Ward interviewing Maggie Graham on Whitleigh Wireless

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The Music Lab Truck

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Writer Ray Glasson talking to a resident

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Does anyone know their names?

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A budding new musician trying out the Taiko drums!

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Mrs Andrews and one of our lovely volunteers.

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Star Drew from the Whitleigh Time Bank Team

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The Whitleigh Wireless Team

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Ray Glasson Chair of the Whitleigh Writers

St Georges Day on Whitleigh Green

St Georges Day on Whitleigh Green
See the photographs HERE
Saturday 25th April 2015
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 PERFORMANCES
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 
 
4pm – 4.30pm: Miss Von Trapp – Cello/humour website
 
5pm – 5.30pm: Jane Anderson-Brown – Popular British Music. website
STGFINAL

WHITLEIGH WRITERS with Ray Glasson

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DUE TO A BREAK IN AT THE Bethany Evangelical Church THE WHITLEIGH WRITERS WILL NOT BE RUNNING UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. OVER £2000 WORTH OF CHURCH EQUIPMENT WAS STOLEN. The people of Bethany have decided to NOT loan out their free rooms anymore.  This is the 2nd break in within the last month. 

We would like thank Bethany Evangelical Church for their kindness during our writing group meetings over the past year.

 

Whitleigh Writers is a brand new group chaired by Ray Glasson, a Whitleigh resident. 

This has been a very successful project for Ray as he has 7 – 9 people turning up each week.

Throughout July the Writing Group will take a well earned break but will be back on Tuesday August 4th 2015

Call in to Bethany Evangelical Church, Budshead Road, Whitleigh Green.

The group will meet each Tuesday and be an all-inclusive group, meaning no matter where you live or what level [if any] your writing skills will always be welcome.

ALL WILL BE WELCOME.

FREE ENTRY

Donations for teas & coffees

Contact:  writerray@blueyonder.co.uk

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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!