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Open Gardens at the Hurst – May 13th

04 Apr 2018 / #Arvon50

The Hurst, The John Osborne Arvon Centre, Clunton:
Open Gardens May 13th 2-5pm
Arvon is 50 this…

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Tim Firth – Macbeth the musical – #Arvon50

22 Mar 2018 / #Arvon50

I was eighteen. A-Levels over. I wasn’t ready to go to University. I took a year off.
People use their years…

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Victoria Lambert: Author Boundaries – My Arvon Journey

05 Mar 2018 / General

After 30 years of promising myself an Arvon course, in August 2015 I turned up at The Hurst to join a…

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Kirin’s Resolution Writing – Sensing Culture

15 Feb 2018 / General

I decided in 2018 one of my new year’s resolutions was to try at least one new thing each month. To…

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Tom Richardson – Interrogation

05 Feb 2018 / #Arvon50

Interrogation
Back last March, I wrench myself
from domestic cosiness of my eighty-first year,
and travel. Arriving at a house,
high…

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Annie Fox – My Arvon Week

02 Feb 2018 / General

In July 2017, I was in a barn in Totleigh Barton listening to one of our playwriting tutors, Brad Birch, read…

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WELCOME TO ARVON’S 2018 PROGRAMME

04 Dec 2017 / General

Ruth Borthwick, Chief Executive and Artistic Director
We are celebrating our 50th birthday in 2018. It’s an exciting moment…

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ARVON APPOINTS JEREMY TREGLOWN AS CHAIR

06 Nov 2017 / General

Arvon has appointed Jeremy Treglown as its new Chair.
Chief Executive of Arvon, Ruth Borthwick said: “Arvon has a wonderful new…

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The Write Way Forward: The Importance of Teachers Being Writers Alongside Children Being Writers

21 Aug 2017 / General

After another day of long lessons, Ofsted-prepping observations and mountains of marking (not to mention any of the many unforeseen fights,…

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Sarah Franklin’s Jerwood/Arvon mentoring scheme Journey

27 Jul 2017 / Lumb Bank

Jenn Ashworth is a Ninja Genius

In 2013 I travelled to Lumb Bank to attend a first…

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Louisa Rhodes Arvon Week

17 Jul 2017 / Lumb Bank

For the first week of the Easter holiday, I was lucky enough to go off on a Hive South Yorkshire and…

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Fat Girls Don’t Dance – Maria Ferguson’s Arvon Week

19 Jun 2017 / Lumb Bank

I visited Arvon’s Lumb Bank in December 2014. At the time I was working for Apples and Snakes as…

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Teachers who write themselves can boost children’s confidence in creative writing

24 May 2017 / General

Giving teachers time and support to become creative writers has helped them motivate their students, according to the findings of a…

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ARVON TOTLEIGH BARTON SHORT STORY COMPETITION – WRITING TIPS

05 May 2017 / News

Do you go to school in Devon and love words? If so, then this one’s for you.
We’re looking for fiction…

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