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  • Lantern Shines Light on New Theatrical Talent

    Lantern Shines Light on New Theatrical Talent

    We are so proud that our very own news volunteer, John Quinn’s playlet, Marks of Respect, is featured in the Lantern Theatre’s New Writing Festival starting from Wednesday October 12th to Saturday 15th John took part in a theatre course for deaf and disabled people earlier this year, organised by Ramps on the Moon and Leeds Playhouse and partly held at The Crucible Theatre

  • Play Plans Prove To Be A Big Success

    Play Plans Prove To Be A Big Success

    A Sheffield Theatres’ scheme to get disabled people involved in theatre work has proved to be a great success with live performances taking place at a popular Yorkshire venue.Several of those involved on the courses – both on the teaching and being taught sides – were Sheffield-based, including our very own Disability Sheffield news volunteer, John Quinn.

  • The Magic Pen Is Back

    The Magic Pen Is Back

    The Magic Pen writing group has been relaunched, offering people with learning disabilities and autism the chance to put their thoughts into writing. The free group, supported by Sheffield Voices is run by people with learning disabilities and supported by experienced professional writers and volunteers. It has moved to an afternoon slot of 2-3pm every Friday, starting on December 3rd.

  • Writing Happiness

    Writing Happiness

    Applications are now open for a free online creative writing development course funded by Arts Council England. The course is entitled ‘Writing Happiness – Writing Back Joyfully’ and is run by and for D/deaf, disabled and neurodivergent writers, including people with long term mental health problems and chronic illnesses. The closing date for applications is 30th September

  • Magic from your Pen

    Magic from your Pen

    Our Magic Pen writing group in partnership with the Burton Street Foundation is a friendly online group for anyone with a learning disability who loves stories and having fun with words. Every week, on Fridays from 11am to 12noon we talk about different topics, have fun together and share our news. In every session, we will write poems and stories together, and there is always time to share your creative writing too. Here’s some fantastic writing from your magic pens so far!

  • Magic Pen Short Story Competition

    Magic Pen Short Story Competition

    If you have a learning disability and love writing stories and expressing yourself, the Magic Pen Competition, a new category of the Sheffield Short Story Competition, is looking for entries. Your story must be about Sheffield and can be up to 500 words long. So get your Magic Pen out to win a book token and Henderson’s Relish goodies (very Sheffield!). The closing date for entries is 30 September 2020

  • Unleash your Creativity with The Foodhall Open Journal

    The Foodhall uses surplus food from local traders to serve hot meals to all on a ‘put-something-in’t-pot’ donation basis.If you’re feeling creative their journal would love to receive your articles, photographs, drawings, poetry, and recipes

  • Want to get into print? Sign up for the WriteNow Mentoring programme

    The search has begun to find undiscovered writers from communities that are under-represented on the UK’s bookshelves as Penguin Random House UK opens applications for its year-long WriteNow mentoring programme.

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