Reduce Reuse Recycle by Sonia Trickey (3rd place Jul19)

I go to Waitrose every Saturday morning to eye up the men I wish I’d married. I leave my reusable, upcycled cup in the bike trailer and queue for a complementary flat white served in a single use waxy cup that will take longer to decompose than my still living corpse. Then I meander like … Continue reading Reduce Reuse Recycle by Sonia Trickey (3rd place Jul19)

July 2019 – Shortlist and winners

Our quarterly short story competition is clearly growing in popularity, with even more entries this time round than for our first. Once again, the judges thoroughly enjoyed reading the entries we received, and the job of chosing our placed stories was even more difficult. After much deliberation over the longlist, the three placed stories have … Continue reading July 2019 – Shortlist and winners

Horse Trading by Barbara Young (1st place Apr19)

“Good looking vanner you got there.” The old man wearing ratty jeans and a thin blue jumper curls gnarled, swollen fingers through Gerry’s long black mane. “I might know someone who’d be interested.” “Don’t want to sell but...” I shrug. “Me mam’s not well, we’re stoppin’ in the town for now. Not much need for … Continue reading Horse Trading by Barbara Young (1st place Apr19)

April 2019 – Shortlist and winners

Our first short story competition attracted a large amount of interest, and the judges thoroughly enjoyed reading the entries we received. After much deliberation over the longlist, the three placed stories have been decided. Congratulations to: 1st: Barbara Young - Horse Trading 2nd: Alyson Hilbourne - A Black and White Summer 3rd: Jason Jackson - … Continue reading April 2019 – Shortlist and winners

Performing at Newcastle Castle

After some exciting and very productive conversations with the people at Newcastle Castle, we're delighted to announce that our Easter panto, Bertie & Gertie's EGG-cellent Adventure! will be performed there during the Easter holidays. After four performances in Sunderland, we'll de-camp to this historic and truly atmospheric venue on Thursday 18th April, to continue the … Continue reading Performing at Newcastle Castle