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Little Book Jamboree

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To celebrate World Book Day earlier in the week we are holding a day of events and activities for children. We’ll have a book hunt throughout the town, a children’s book swap (a great opportunity to refresh their book shelves for free), activities in the library/hub and authors reading from their books – see below for timetable. We are encouraging [read more…]

7-10 year old’s Writing Club

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In this informative and fun writing club, the overall aim is to encourage a love of storytelling and writing. With plenty of formats on offer, such as comic books, poetry, short stories, flash fiction, world-building, FanFiction, journalling, scriptwriting and much more, there will be something for everyone.

Children and Young Adult’s Fiction

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Whatever stage you’re at – forging on with work-in-progress or a true beginner – this course offers helpful writing prompts and experimental exercises to encourage you on your way. We will look at building a world for your story, either in this reality or in an entirely imagined setting, and there will be tips and advice on how to create [read more…]

Starting to Write Young Adult and Children’s Fiction

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Perhaps you’re starting a story for the first time, returning to writing, or changing your focus. Whatever brings you to this course, we’ll ask you to be bold, be adventurous and, above all, to write from your heart. We’ll cover the essentials of picture books, chapter books and writing for teens or young adults. Together, we’ll discuss the books that [read more…]

Mayflower Creative Writers 18-25

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Offered in association with ArtfulScribe, Mayflower Creative Writers group (18-25yrs) is led by writer/performer Antosh Wojcik, a poet and playwright whose work has toured nationally and has been featured on Sky Arts. This group will work across genres and aim towards publishing in print, online and through performance. Sessions are free but pre-booking is essential as places are limited. To [read more…]

Mayflower Young Writers

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Do you like writing? Would you like to work with a professional writer and find out more about selected Mayflower Theatre shows? Are you at secondary school or college? Would you like to see your work performed and published online and in print? As part of the SO:Write literature development initiative, ArtfulScribe and Mayflower Theatre invite you to get involved [read more…]

Children’s Literature Festival

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We had such a great ten days of this year’s festival and the sound of children’s laughter is still ringing in our ears as we pack away the pencils, drawing boards and bunting in readiness for next year’s fun and games. Europe’s largest dedicated children’s literature festival is returning on Friday 25 September – Sunday 4 October 2020 with a [read more…]

Book & Music Festival

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The Bath Festival 2020 will be a celebration of music and books with a diverse programme of more than 120 events over ten days from 15 – 24 May 2020. We are excited to have gone on early sale with the below events ahead of the full line-up being announced in February.

Under 5’s Storytime

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13/02/2020 Theme: Out of this World (with a make activity) 19/03/2020 Theme: Fairy Tales 23/04/2020 Theme: Food and Growing Normal pier entry price.

Primary Creative Writing

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Weekly, FREE, fun and creative after-school writing sessions for 8-11 year olds who are passionate about writing. It works well if children can come to all sessions due to the activities taking place, but don’t worry if you can’t.