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Transforming lives through active participation in arts and film including exhibitions, films and wide-ranging education and creative activities.


Practical Self-Publishing

Practical Self-Publishing with Alex Davis Wednesdays 6th November - 27th November 6:30pm - 8:30pm Self-publishing is a better option now for authors than it

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Developing Strong Characters

Developing Strong Characters With Heide Goody and Iain Grant Saturday November 9th, 10:00am-4:00pm Tickets £40 for all-day workshop The grizzled detective,

09th Nov 2019

How To Craft a Believable Protagonist

Unlikeable Heroes & Sensitive Souls: How to Craft a Believable Protagonist With Fran Dorricott Thursday November 14th, 7pm-9pm Tickets £8 Creating a

14th Nov 2019
The Elements Of A Ghost Story

The Elements Of A Ghost Story

Join author and traditional oral storyteller, Sophie Draper for a closer look at what makes for an effective ghost story. Mood, setting, structure, backstory,

29th Nov 2019
Introduction To Ghost Stories

Introduction to Ghost Stories

If you’ve always been interested in ghost stories, but didn’t know where to begin, this workshop is made for you! Over this two-hour session we’ll cover how to

29th Nov 2019
Ghost Stories

The Supernatural In Crime

With Sarah Ward Are crime novels and ghost stories mutually exclusive? The boundary between crime and supernatural fiction is increasingly blurring and

30th Nov 2019

The BIG Little Art Drop In

The BIG little art drop-in  30th November – 19th January 11:00am – 5:00pm Take part in our ‘Distinctly Derby’ exhibition through creating and sharing miniature

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Ghost Stories

Atmosphere In The Ghost Story

With Charlotte Baker This workshop will ensure you gain an understanding of what atmosphere is, how writers have used it, and how to best utilise this in a

30th Nov 2019
The Haunting Of Hill House

Melodrama & Horror - An Analysis Of The Haunting of Hill House

With Charlotte Baker This workshop will examine the Netflix’s adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s The Haunting of Hill House. The workshop will analyse the

01st Dec 2019
GSF: Editing A Horror Anthology

Editing A Horror Anthology

In 2017, The Corona Book of Horror Stories burst onto the publishing scene and over the last three years has built a reputation for quality short story fiction

01st Dec 2019

Routes Into Publishing

Routes Into Publishing with Alex Davis  Thursday 12th December 2:00pm - 4:00pm & 7:00pm - 9:00pm If you’re looking to get yourself published in 2020, look

12th Dec 2019

MinecraftLAB – Winter Wonderland

MinecraftLAB – Winter Wonderland Saturday 14th December 10:00am – 12:00pm | 12:30pm – 2:30pm | 3:00pm – 5:00pm Cost: £5.00 Age: 5+ (under 8yrs to be

14th Dec 2019