Feb 5 2020

New workshops open for bookings

We have a whole host of brand new workshops in creative writing and visual arts, now open for bookings in 2020. As part of our Creative Future Writers’ Award we’re running workshops in various locations across the UK, including Norwich, Newcastle and our home town of Brighton. Come to as many as you wish – …

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Creative Future Writers' Award writing competition 2020

Jan 14 2020

Creative Future Writers’ Award competition open for entries

The Creative Future Writers’ Award FREE to enter annual writing competition opened on Monday 13 January. There are over £12,000 worth of cash and writer development prizes up for grabs. This year’s theme is Tomorrow and, as ever, we are looking for broad interpretations of the theme in all genres of short fiction and poetry. …

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Jan 5 2020

How peer coaching can help you

Are you a writer or an artist that sometimes struggles with self-belief? As in, “I love creating artwork/stories/paintings/photographs/novels but are they any good?” Or maybe you have a million ideas and you can’t decide which one to focus on? Or perhaps you’re facing the opposite dilemma; the blank page, the unmarked canvas; will you ever …

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Dec 19 2019

Applications open for our CFWA 2020 Writer in Residence scheme

The Creative Future Writers’ Award, New Writing South and Preston Park Recovery Centre are pleased to offer a unique development opportunity for a talented, emerging/mid-career underrepresented writer who is interested in working with vulnerable adults and/or in non-traditional spaces.  It offers time and space to write and support to develop your career. The 2020 Writer …

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Dec 17 2019

Kerry Hudson on why class is an obstacle to participation in the publishing industry

A surge in entries for this year’s Creative Future Writers’ Award has underscored how many writers see class as an obstacle to participation in the industry. Founded in 2013, the Creative Future Writers’ Award (CFWA) is a national writing development programme which celebrates talented, under-represented writers who lack opportunities due to mental health issues, disability, …

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Dec 2 2019

Reflections on our Writers’ Day

On Saturday 26 October the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer saw a very special takeover as writers, authors, and literary professionals descended on Southbank Centre for the first-ever London Literature Festival Writers’ Day presented in partnership with Creative Future. As we set up for the day, the foyer already busy with people, we got a sense …

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Oct 28 2019

Expose your Humanity: Mahsuda Snaith’s speech at our CFWA 2019 showcase

Below is the incredibly inspiring speech by our guest writer Mahsuda Snaith at our 2019 Writers’ Award winners’ showcase event held at the Southbank Centre.  When I was first asked to talk at these awards over a year ago, I was so excited I went straight to my computer and wrote 90% of what you’re …

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Oct 2 2019

On my experience as Writer in Residence – A blog by Emma McGordon

Preston Park Recovery Centre is a fantastic and crucial resource for the clients who use it. It has a real community almost family feel  and I’ve always been made very welcome.  Having a room that over-looked the park for my own writing time has been a luxury.  I soon developed rituals on my journey to …

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Sep 1 2019

CFWA 2019 Showcase Event

We’re super excited to announce this year’s CFWA Showcase Event will be at the Southbank Centre as part of London Literature Festival, on Friday 25 October, 7pm. Hear lesser-told stories from writers selected for the Creative Future Writers’ Award at an event hosted by author Kerry Hudson, with poet Anthony Anaxagorou. This year’s Creative Future …

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Creative Future Artists Open Houses exhibition

May 21 2019

The launch of ‘thirteen’ at Artists Open Houses

We teamed up with Barker and Stonehouse to exhibit work by thirteen of our regional artists inside their Hove store as part of Brighton’s Artists Open Houses. The free festival is perfect for art lovers with 1500 artists spread across the whole city. We launched on Saturday 4th May to a crowd of guests and …

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May 3 2019

Barker and Stonehouse hosts a Creative Future art exhibition

Independent furniture retailer, Barker and Stonehouse, has partnered with Brighton based arts charity, Creative Future, to host an exhibition in its Hove store, as part of Artists Open Houses. Launching on Saturday 4 May, the exhibition will showcase work by thirteen local artists and will be displayed in the store’s on-site café, the Queensbury Coffee …

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Apr 30 2019

‘thirteen’ launches in Brighton’s Artists Open Houses

We are thrilled to launch thirteen our latest exhibition, part of Artists Open Houses 2019 in Brighton & Hove. thirteen features an eclectic mix of artwork from thirteen regional artists, ranging from abstract to figurative to landscape, showcasing some of our incredibly talented emerging and diverse artists featured on our online shop. thirteen runs from …

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