Covid-19 Update

Due to current Covid-19 restrictions, and with the safety and wellbeing of our staff and course participants in mind, our three residential houses, as well as our retreat space, The Clockhouse, are closed until circumstances change.

Government guidelines permitting, we hope to start offering untutored, Covid-secure residential Writers’ Retreats at both Totleigh Barton and Lumb Bank this spring. We will also reopen the Clockhouse as soon as we can, and bookings for this are now open. Our aim is then to resume tutored residential courses, with all necessary Covid-secure protocols in place, from early summer.

In the meantime, our online 4th House, Arvon at Home, is very much up and running, and you can book Arvon Readings, Masterclasses, Craft of Writing Sessions and Online Weekly Courses here.

As a charity working with hundreds of young people and disadvantaged adults each year, and supporting the livelihoods of hundreds of writers, Arvon’s residential course fees constitute our most vital source of income. The last year has been a huge challenge for those who work for and with us, and if you felt able to make a donation we would be profoundly grateful. Any amount, however large or small, will be of help in seeing Arvon through this difficult period.

Thank you for your understanding and support at this time.

Andrew Kidd

Chief Executive and Artistic Director