Date/Time Event
10/01/2018 - 21/02/2018
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Creative Writing Workshop

The Hawth, Hawth Avenue, Crawley

Wednesdays January 10-February 21, 2pm-4pm

Tickets £6 per session

This six-week course, which marks The Hawth’s 30th anniversary, provides plenty of writing practice and teaches a wide range of techniques. It aims for participants to produce a collection of stories for the theatre’s 30th anniversary celebrations, drawing inspiration from the place, its people and its history.

Phone 01293 553636 or visit

6:30 pm
Grace Kimmins And Her Chailey Heritage: Book Talk with Ros Black

Waterstones, 74-76 South Road, Haywards Heath

Friday February 2, 6.30pm

Free, booking required

Local author Ros Black discusses her latest book Grace Kimmins And Her Chailey Heritage at this event, when she gives an illustrated talk about the pioneer of education and training for the disabled. Ros has carried out extensive research to uncover the story of Grace (1870-1954), the founder of a charity that today provides services for children and young people with complex physical disabilities. Moved by the plight of children born “crippled”, as it was then termed, who received no education, Grace established the Guild of the Brave Poor Things in the slums of London and then started a craft school at Chailey in 1903, whose first pupils were seven boys. Born in Lewes, she had a flair for the theatrical and an astonishing ability to raise funds. Ros will answer questions and sign copies of her book after the talk.

Phone 01444 453411 or visit