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A chance for all to have ago at different areas of creativity To watch and listen and  have a great day

Whats it all about ?

A dynamic and diverse community arts festival

Free Expression

A Great Day Out for all the family

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East Street Poets

Talk on WW1 poets

Woodhouse Gardens Pavilion (on The Plocks next to the main Post Office);

Doors open at 7.00 for a 7.30 start. Entrance £5 to include light refreshments.

Barry Tempest will lead the talk with questions afterwards.

 The subject, following on from previous talks on Edward Thomas and some of the lesser-known poems of Wilfred Owen, will take a broad approach but will give most attention to less-well-known poems of both historical interest and technical skill.

Poets will include Rupert Brooke, Ivor Gurney, Siegfried Sassoon, A.P.Herbert, and Philip Johnstone/John Purvis.  

Some text copies will be available.


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Hanford school would like to invite local girls, aged 7-9, to attend a one day storybook workshop on Friday 3rd of June during half term. The course will start at 9.30am in the morning and run till 3.30pm. Snacks and refreshments with be provided during the day and we will break for lunch with the rest of the school in The Hall.

This workshop is designed for girls of all levels of interest, imagination and ability in both creative writing, storytelling and drawing. Taking ideas and inspiration from the beautiful grounds and gardens that surround Hanford School, the girls will be encouraged by our teaching staff to develop their own story exploring the limits of their imagination. For some this will mean starting with an idea and working it through to illustrations, but for others they may find their spark of creativity begins with a picture. The workshop is run collaboratively by the Head of Art and our English Department.

A prize will be given to the story that shows the most promise.

The workshop is free of charge. Spaces are limited to 12 and will be given on a first come first served basis to girls aged 7-9 living within 20 miles of Hanford.

Hanford School Storybook Writing and Illustrating         Half Term Workshop Day

Tickets on the door