Transformative creative engagement in West Yorkshire and beyond.
Arvon North is an ambitious programme that aims to cultivate creative writing and community engagement at the heart of local communities in the North. At its core is the Arvon Festival of Writing, an annual celebration of the written and spoken word, as part of Calderdale’s Year of Culture 2024.
About Arvon North
Arvon North aims to foster a safe, inclusive, and supportive environment that empowers individuals to share and shape their personal narratives through creative writing.Find Out More
Festival of Writing
Save the date. Arvon's Festival of Writing is taking place in Hebden Bridge from 30 May to 2 June. Follow our social channels for updates and exciting details.Follow Us
Lumb Bank Redevelopment
Arvon is undertaking a transformational capital project to adapt Lumb Bank, one of Yorkshire’s most iconic literary houses, into a beacon of creativity for the North.Read our Case for Support
Arvon North in Hebden Bridge
Hebden Bridge's creative legacy dates back to the 1970s, attracting artists to its sweeping landscapes.
This vibrant history positions it as the ideal base for Arvon North. Working with our partners at IOU Hostel, we are offering Arvon retreats and live events in the heart of Hebden Bridge during the redevelopment of Lumb Bank.
Arvon North Courses & Retreats
Residential Writing Weeks at IOU Hostel include exclusive use of its 14 bedrooms with workshop, tutorial and writing spaces in a magical woodland backdrop at the heart of one of Yorkshire’s most inspiring towns.
Residential Writing Week: Poetry & Short Story
The distilled worlds of poems and short stories
Residential Writing Week: Starting to Write
Let your writing take flight
Residential Writing Week: Non-Fiction
Telling compelling stories about our world
“The minute one enters any of the Arvon houses one is regarded as a writer and treated accordingly, whether a beginner or an established writer, published or not.”
— Arvon Course Participant
How To Support Arvon North
Support the redevelopment of Lumb Bank as an engine-house for creative writing development in the North of England, connecting the rich literary collateral of the region with a community of writers locally, regionally, nationally and globally.
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