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Sunday, August 07, 2016

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  1. Finding the right mindset for writing
    01 Aug, 2016
    Finding the right mindset for writing
    Ten things to remember when writing There are many things that get in our way when we are writing. Here is some advice from someone who knows. 1. Dignify your work by diarising time for it just like any other task or appointment. Your writing is important to you so don’t let life push      it out of the way. 2. Write first and edit second. If you try to edit as you go along you will interrupt the flow. 3. Turn off your internal censor when writing. You do not need a voice telling you ‘you
  2. The transformative power of the Arts
    28 Jul, 2016
    The transformative power of the Arts
    Most of my students, and there have many over the years, have come because they want to experience the pleasure of self expression or to benefit from its therapeutic qualities. Getting published has not been at the top of their agenda. There have been examples of students going on to get published; Anne Jordan Hoad's two books of stories of the untold lives of Biblical women, and Graham Mummery's first collection of poems 'Meeting my Inners' to name but two.    Recently a long term student of
  3. Toad is highly commended
    18 Jul, 2016
    Toad is highly commended
    As part of the Rusthall Arts Festival 2016 local artist Tracey Eliot and poet Charlie Bell collaborated on a piece to commemorate Rusthall’s most famous inhabitant, Toad Rock. The first version, a collage of the words from the poem Toad of Toad Rock and Tracey’s picture elements went on show at The Toad Rock Retreat where it aroused much interest. After a lot of thought the poem was separated out and Tracey produced a separate artwork based closely on the poem. It should be stressed that the