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New inclusive course. Writing for performance at Arvon : The Home of creative writing in Clun, Shropshire

"A cracking centre at Clun in Shropshire and a great team to support your stay with accessible accommodation and meals included. It is in the grounds of a beautiful house and stunning landscape and is a home away from home. "

Zoe Partington

Something magical happens at Arvon writers house. You arrive, perhaps feeling a little shy, uncertain and hopeful. You leave amazed at the progress you have made, encouraged by a sense of fellowship, a shot of inspiration and the determination to keep writing.

Writing For Performance

5 Day Course
May 20th - 25th

A week for writers who are interested in performing their own work and also for those who want to explore their lived experience as an inspiration to write. We’ll think about how the language of performance works inside our heads as much as in our bodies. We’ll consider how theatre is as much a conceptual form as a visual one – and how that thought invites the audience to participate more fully in the creation of the work.


Mandy Redvers-Rowe

Mandy is a blind writer and performer. She is a member of No Excuses Cabaret and was a regular sketch writer for BBC’S Disability Programmes Unit. Earlier this year she had her first radio play Blind School (co-written with Sarah McDonald-Hughes) broadcast as an Afternoon Drama on BBC Radio 4 and is currently commissioned by LA Productions to write an episode of Moving On for BBC1. For theatre, Mandy is developing a new solo stage play Measuring Up in partnership with The Everyman & Playhouse Theatre in Liverpool.

Tim Crouch

Tim Crouch is a Obie award-winning writer and theatre maker. His plays include My Arm, An Oak tree, England, The Author, Adler & Gibb and Beginners. For the RSC, Tim has directed The Taming Of The Shrew, King Lear and I, Cinna (The Poet). Recently, Tim has adapted and directed The Complete Deaths for Spy Monkey and directed Jeramee, Hartleby and Oooglemore at The Unicorn Theatre. He was the 2017/18 Jerwood/Arvon playwriting mentor. Tim has also got a new series Don’t Forget The Driver on BBC2 Tuesdays at 10pm

Guest, Bridget Minamore

Bridgett is a British-Ghanaian writer and performer from south-east London. Titanic is her debut pamphlet of poems on modern love and loss.

There are benefit related concessions available and also for 18 – 25yrs members.

If you want to find out more or ask any questions please contact:


Tel 0207 324 2554