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Textile Group @ Sprout Arts - every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Wednesday 27th September at 7pm

Colours, hands, and threads – oh, and CHAT

 

An invitation to people interested in learning, sharing, experimenting, and making things using colours, hands, threads, yarns, materials of any sorts - applique – basket making - crochet – darning - design - embroidery - knitting – knotting – lace making –Mexican hammocks - netting - patchwork – rush work - sewing – tapestry – tatting – undoing things - weaving – to a regular evening gathering at Sprout on the first Wednesday of the month from 7pm to 9pm

Bring along some work you’re doing and enjoy a natter with like-minded people – show off – solve a problem – learn something new Beginners welcome, even those of you who haven’t yet begun This is not a workshop but an easy informal gathering with a common focus on colours, hands, and threads – oh, and chat

About me:

My name is Geraldine Kelly. I’ve lived locally in Furzedown for about 20 years. Over many years, I have dabbled in lots of different textile techniques including some of those mentioned above. I enjoy learning new techniques and trying to work things out, or at least having a go.

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Pass on a Poem - Furzedown
7-9pm, 3rd November 2017 at Sprout Arts

 

Do you have a favourite poem? 

 

Pass on a Poem will be at Sprout Arts in Moyser Road on Friday 8th September 7-9pm.
As always, please choose a poem (not self-written) to read. If there is time, after an interval we'll read any further poems that people have brought, so bring a spare. Please let us know the title and author of your first poem a couple of days ahead so we can draw up an initial running order.

If you haven't come to a meeting but are thinking about it, there are usually about a dozen attendees and poems can be drawn from anywhere in the 500-odd years of English language poetry. We often discuss the readings, and the evening is always interesting and stimulating.

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Click here to receive a weekly poem or for further information about POAP nationally.

“We don’t read poems because, like bran flakes, they’re good for us; we read them because we love them – and if you haven’t found a poem you really love, keep looking and I am sure you will.” Erica Wagner

 

Furzedown Writers' Group at Sprout Arts

... We're taking a little break but will be back on 20th September!

 

"Although only two month's old, the Furzedown writers' group has unearthed some great local talent and a real desire to share and improve on our individual writing. The groups have been very friendly but constructive and the general feedback is that members leave feeling that bit more focused on their writing and inspired to pursue their literary ambitions. We've had a wide variety of people come along, from those new to writing to others trying to polish off a novel they've left forlorn at the back of a drawer. If you've always wanted to get involved in creative writing and looking for some community support to help improve your work, please do come along - we welcome poetry, narrative fiction and non-fiction, short stories and novels.
Sessions are held on the third Wednesday of every month 7-9pm, contact Sharon for more info on: 07789 378 605 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it."

Furzedown writers' group has unearthed some great local talent and a real desire to share and improve on our individual writing. The groups have been very friendly but constructive and the general feedback is that members leave feeling that bit more focused on their writing and inspired to pursue their literary ambitions. We've had a wide variety of people come along, from those new to writing to others trying to polish off a novel they've left forlorn at the back of a drawer.

If you've always wanted to get involved in creative writing and looking for some community support to help improve your work, please do come along - we welcome poetry, narrative fiction and non-fiction, short stories and novels.

Sessions are held on the third Wednesday of every month 7-9pm, contact Sharon for more info on 07789 378 605 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

It will run as an informal community for people who write, to share our work and receive feedback and encouragement. Whether you've just started or are one or two books in -  everyone is welcome!