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My Arvon Journey: Rod Vincent

18 Nov 2022 / Lumb Bank

It’s a misty autumn morning in Shropshire and I’ve just come back from a walk under a hailstorm of acorns. We…

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Arvon is looking for new trustees

06 Sep 2022 / General

Arvon was founded 54 years ago on a belief in the power of the imagination and the benefits of creative writing….

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Lumb Bank Heritage Open Day – Saturday 10 September

30 Aug 2022 / Lumb Bank

Come and explore Arvon’s Writing House, Lumb Bank, during Heritage Open Day. Formerly the home of poet Ted Hughes, Lumb Bank…

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My Writing Journey: Mandy Redvers-Rowe

20 May 2022 / Access

After some early success as a sketch writer, I had a sort of burn-out, and dropped out of the industry. If…

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Arvon to receive £725,000 from Arts Council England’s Capital Investment Programme

10 May 2022 / Chief Executive

Arvon is delighted to announce it has been awarded £725,000 to redevelop Lumb Bank, one of…

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Arvon Sponsoring Aesthetica Writing Award

01 Apr 2022 / News

Arvon is pleased to be partnering with the renowned Aesthetica Creative Writing Award. Now in its 16th year,…

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Arvon appoints Patricia Cumper as new Chair

03 Feb 2022 / General

Arvon has appointed Patricia Cumper as its new Chair.
Andrew Kidd, Chief Executive of Arvon, said: ‘Arvon is deeply…

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My Arvon Journey – Peter Stott

14 Jan 2022 / My Arvon Journey

At secondary school, I was fascinated by the twin challenges of solving mathematical problems and writing stories. But those two obsessions…

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My Arvon Week: Sarah Corbett – Bodies Lined with Gold

25 Nov 2021 / My Arvon Week

Bodies Lined with Gold: Lumb Bank, The Arvon Foundation, August 1996 by Sarah Corbett
Sometime early in 1996 a…

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Jane Feaver – The Stories We Tell

03 Nov 2021 / The Stories We Tell

‘I’: 26 reflections on the fiction of self 
Mæg ic be me sylfum soðgied wrecan 

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My Arvon Journey – Sarah Baylis

17 Aug 2021 / My Arvon Journey

Perhaps it all begins with the voice.
What I remember most clearly now is Mrs Jenkins reading to us from

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My Arvon Journey – Hannah Storm

14 Jul 2021 / My Arvon Journey

As a child I dreamt of being a writer, of travelling the world and telling stories. Journalism offered me the opportunity…

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Tim Pears – The Stories We Tell

21 Jun 2021 / The Stories We Tell

Unsettled Weather
Out of conflicting pressures in the unsettled weather ever present in a writer’s head – in all…

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My Arvon Journey – Tim Relf

10 May 2021 / My Arvon Journey

I first went on a residential Arvon course more than 25 years ago.
It was at Moniack Mhor, a remote farmhouse…

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