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Superpowers and a week at the Clockhouse

What it Takes to Succeed in the Arts ‘Wear blinkers.’ This succinct suggestion for how to become resilient…

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More Then than Now by Pamela Hirsch

Booking my place at Lumb Bank for a course on writing was rather unusual for someone who was…

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The Hurst threatened by poultry unit development

The future of The Hurst, our Shropshire centre, could be in jeopardy if plans to build an industrial…

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Three Years at Arvon – Natasha Carlish

Natasha Carlish, Centre Director at The Hurst. When I arrived at The Hurst three years ago, the world…

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The Dark Side

By Julie Mayhew, a former Jerwood/ Arvon mentee Comedy is my happy place.  As an actress I performed…

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Sir Robin Chichester-Clark, a great friend to Arvon

It is with great sadness that we report the death of a great friend of Arvon, Sir Robin…

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Arvon & Beyond by E.R. Murray

    When I attended the 2014 Writing for Children and Young Adults week in Totleigh Barton (Melvin…

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Jack’s Kitchen – Confiture de Lait: Dulce de Leche

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well” Virginia Woolf Each month…

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Starting to Write Poetry – – Kathryn Maris’ Sneak Peek

Arvon tutor Kathryn Maris talks about poetry and gives us a few insights into what her teaching methods…

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Eden Summer & Arvon – Liz Flanagan

One evening in March, I found myself sitting in the guest reader’s chair at Lumb Bank, facing a…

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Memories and Vulnerability at Lumb Bank

In the couple of weeks before my ‘Memoir: Shaping narratives’ week at Lumb Bank, I suddenly felt too…

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Jack’s Kitchen – Banana Cake

This is a really easy and delicious way to use up old bananas, I’ve served it here with…

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