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Try Shared Reading in Chesterfield

We’re looking for people to join a Shared Reading group on Zoom.

Shared Reading groups bring people together through great literature to talk, laugh and share.

Enjoy listening to a story or poem – no pressure to talk or read. Each session will be facilitated by a trained volunteer Reader Leader

To find out more and experience Shared Reading come along to one of our FREE online taster sessions.

Where: Online via Zoom


When: Monday September 21st 2:00-3:00pm Monday September 28th 2:00-3:00pm

Developing a Writing Mindset: Online Workshop

14th September, 2020 – 6:30pm - 7:30pm 

There is no doubt about it, writing is hard. There are so many reasons to quit. To hold strong, you need to develop a clear and focused growth mindset. This workshop will help you explore the tools you need to see your writing projects through.   

Memories to Memoir: An Introduction to Life Writing

08/09/2020 - 22/09/2020 (Morning Course or 09/09/2020 - 23/09/2020 (Evening Course)

Our Memories to Memoir online course is perfect for those looking to start documenting their life through written stories. Your life matters, it means something; you have a story to tell. It’s time to bring it to the page. A three-week course delivered online via Zoom, more details and a course outline is available on our website. 

OPEN CALL: QUAD Self Portrait (Online)

QUAD invites you to create a digital self-portrait from home. This is for any artist, of any age, anywhere. Perhaps you will make a collage and photograph it; you may make a play-dough sculpture and capture it in an image; maybe you’ll transform a room in your house into a photography studio, or you might develop your design skills by creating a digital collage.

Six award winners!

An exhibition celebrating six of our artists who have won prestigious awards:
Lewis Noble, Kerri Pratt, Anna Thomas, Wendy Darker, Sue Lewis-Blake and Mark Langley

from 1st - 25th September 2020

In order to observe Covid19 guidelines we will not be able to have a preview of the exhibition. However, if you buy an original painting by any of these artists, you will receive complimentary bottles of estate wine, supplied by Vintage Expectations Wine Club.