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Top authors visit Crawley Library for town’s Wordfest

Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Crawley Wordfest 2013

A number of best-selling writers and poets will be performing in Crawley Library this month as part of the 2013 WordFest.

The annual event, now in its third year, showcases leading and upcoming authors at the branch to promote reading and writing.

The festival, which runs until 28th March , includes the Beach Hut Writers – a group from East and West Sussex who have sold more than one million books between them.

The panel, made up of Julia Crouch, Simon Toyne, Sarah Rayner, Susannah Quinn and Kate Harrison, will be speaking about becoming published novelists on Tuesday 19th March.

Tickets for the event, which starts at 7:30pm, costs £3 each and are available from the library.

Several of the county’s leading black and ethnic minority writers will also be reading poems on Wednesday 20th March.

From 7:30pm authors will be speaking at the free event about how music originating from Africa helped shape their work.

A new book showcasing childhood in Crawley since the 1950s is being launched at the branch at 3pm on Thursday 21st March.

It is part of the Road To Crawley Project: put together by residents using people’s personal stories and old photographs.

Young readers can also meet American writer Jeff Norton, author of best-selling children’s book MetaWars, on Saturday 23rd March.

He will be joined by Brighton-based novelist Helen Dennis at the free event which runs from 9am to 5pm.

Meanwhile Nicola Upson, the festival’s author of the month, will speak about her latest novel on Wednesday 24th March.

The fiction writer will be answering questions on her new book, Fear in the Sunlight, about film director Alfred Hitchcock’s movie plot to murder Hollywood’s most popular actresses.

Tickets for the session, which starts at 7:30pm, are free but need to be booked in advance.

Lionel Barnard, County Council Deputy Leader responsible for the Library Service, said: “We are extremely pleased to help celebrate this year’s WordFest by bringing some of the country’s most popular writers to Crawley.

“It is also an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in becoming a published author to get first-hand advice from the experts.

“There will be something for everyone and you do not need to be a member of the library to attend.”

To find out more contact the branch on 01293 651 751 or visit Southgate Avenue, RH10 6HG.

Alternatively visit the website at www.westsussex.gov.uk/libraries

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The Hawth - December - 2015

Stephen Mulhern in Sleeping Beauty

Friday 12th December 2014 to Sunday 4th January 2015

Following the massive success of Cinderella, popular TV presenter Stephen Mulhern who was such a hit in last year’s show returns in Sleeping Beauty.

Last year’s Ugly Sisters Ian Smith (who again directs) and Michael Batchelor also return, this time as The King and Dame Trott.

Evolution’s first ever pantomime at The Hawth, the same production team return with the timeless tale of Sleeping Beauty.

Expect all the ingredients of a festive family treat – glamour, romance, comedy, song and audience participation!

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Don’t miss this year’s spectacular family pantomime, Sleeping Beauty. With lots of audience participation, lavish sets and stunning special effects (there’s even a fire-breathing dragon!), this promises to be our funniest and most magical pantomime yet.

Produced by the team behind last year’s smash hit Cinderella.

To book yours call the Box Office on 01293 553636 or go online at www.hawth.co.uk 

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ROBIN’S WINTER ADVENTURE

Sunday 21st & Monday 22nd December, The Hawth Studio Crawley
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Celebrating 30 years of creating and performing top quality children’s theatre, The Pied Piper Theatre Company is back at The Hawth with its latest enchanting show, Robin’s Winter Adventure

Robin’s Winter Adventure tells the story of a young boy’s courage as he faces the challenge of moving from his cosy village to the hustle and bustle of London. It’s a heart warming tale told with rhythm and rhyme, music and song and captivating puppets. With a professional cast and an imaginative set, Robin’s Winter Adventure is a brilliantly scripted show and a perfect introduction to the magic of live theatre.

Inviting children to embark on an exciting theatrical journey is both a joy and a terror for any theatre actor as children can be the harshest of critics or the most generous of audiences. The fact that The Pied Piper Theatre Company has continued to delight children, and their families, so successfully over the past 30 years speaks volumes for the skill it has in delivering shows that directly engage and entertain young theatregoers.

The Pied Piper Theatre Company was formed in 1984 by actor and artistic director, Tina Williams. Believing passionately that children should experience the very best of live theatre, the company takes plays, especially written for children, on tour every year throughout England performing in the West End, regional theatres and hundreds of schools as well as, internationally, in Singapore.

To introduce a child to live theatre is to give them a life enhancing experience.

“Theatre, particularly theatre for children, fires the imagination, it gives our children the skills and the creativity necessary to face the world, to understand it and perhaps to change it too. We should value children’s theatre and take it seriously.”    Lyn Gardner, Guardian theatre critic.

Robin’s Winter Adventure is a collaboration between Tina Williams, Artistic Director and Joseph Coelho (CBEEBIES’ Rhyme Rocket).

Robin’s Winter Adventure is at The Hawth on Sunday 21st and Monday 22nd December. Suitable for children aged 4+.

Tickets priced £7.50 (Family of Four: £26) are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 and online at www.hawth.co.uk

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WORDFest – Crawley Festival of Words

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

 

WORDfest BOOKfair

Saturday 2nd April @ 09.00 – 18:00

Queens Square, Crawley Town Centre

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Live Writing @ Waterstone’s County Mall

Saturday 2nd April @ 10:00 – 17:00

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RISE Living Library @ Crawley Library

Saturday 2nd April @ 10:00 – 12:30

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Author Event – Meet Stephen Welch

Saturday 2nd April 11:00 – 16:00

Waterstone’s 83-84 County Mall,Crawley

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Meet the Crime Writers: Julia Crouch, Sam Hayes, Peter Lovesey & Andrew Martin

Saturday 2nd April @ 18:30 -21:00

County Mall Shopping Centre Food Court, Crawley

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Live Writing @ Waterstone’s County Mall w/ Adam Lowe

Sunday 3rd April @ 10:00 – 17:00

In the window of Waterstone’s , 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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Live Writing @ Waterstone’s County Mall w/ Kay Sexton

Monday 4th April @ 10:00 – 17:00

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An Audience w/ ***WILBUR SMITH*** @ Crawley Library

Tuesday 5th April @ 16:30 – 18:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Panel Discussion **Working With Words** @ Crawley Library

Tuesday 5th April @ 19:00 – 20:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Live Writing @ Waterstone’s County Mall w/ Damien G Walter

Wednesday 6th April @ 10:00 – 17:00

In the window of Waterstone’s, 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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Report, Discuss Promote @ The Hawth Followed by LIVE Open MIC

Wednesday 6th April @ 18:00 – 21:00

The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley

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LIVE Open MIC @ The Hawth w/ Launch of Pighog Press Passport Series

Wednesday 6th April @ 19:30 – 23:00

The Hawth Theatre, Hawth Ave, Crawley

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Author Event ***Meet Cathy Brett*** @ Crawley Library

Thursday 7th April @ 16:30 – 18:00

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Meet the experts ***Comics & Graphic Novels Panels*** @ Crawley Library

Thursday 7th April @ 18:30 – 21:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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WORDfest “WORDquiz” @ Crawley County Mall Food Court

Thursday 7th April @ 20:00 -22:00

County Mall Shopping Centre Food Court, Crawley

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Panel Discussion **Self Publishing** @ Crawley Library

Friday 8th April @ 18:00 – 19:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Author Event ***Meet David Alric*** @ Waterstone’s County Mall

Saturday 9th April @ 11:00 – 16:00

Waterstone’s, 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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Author Event ***Meet Shaun Attwood*** @ Waterstone’s County Mall

Saturday 9th April @ 11:00 – 16:00

Waterstone’s, 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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Author Event ***Meet Bobbie Darbyshire*** @ Waterstone’s County Mall

Saturday 9th April @ 11:00 – 16:00

Waterstone’s, 83-84 County Mall, Crawley

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WORDfest Finale ***One Town, One Book*** Group Meeting w/ Alex Preston

Saturday 9th April @ 19:30 – 22:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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Author Event ***Meet Melanie Welsh*** @ Crawley Library

Saturday 16th April @ 16:30 – 19:30

Crawley Library, Southgate Ave, Crawley

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