Teaser 3

I make no promises, but this MAY be the final teaser before our big announcement. Keep your eyes peeled…


Teaser 2

Since posting the first teaser for our summer projects, we’ve already announced our Poets in Residence project at Theatre by the Lake. And yet there’s more to come…

The announcement of another (very exciting!) big [insert text here] project will be making its way to your screens very very soon now. In the meantime, here’s a little clue:



Still can’t wait until the big announcement? Here’s a photo of one of your loving staff members in a planning meeting for the project:




From Easter to September 2013, a small group of emerging poets will be spending time at Theatre by the Lake in Keswick, Cumbria, observing the various and varied aspects of the theatre.

The project will culminate in a reading at the start of September (time and date TBC).

We’d love to see as many of you there as possible, so don’t forget to stay tuned for more information! Follow us on facebook or twitter, and sign up to our mailing list (by clicking the ‘Follow’ button on the right) to stay in the loop.

And don’t forget to keep checking back on the event page for any updates.

More information on the project and its participants coming very soon!


Oh, and there’s still that teaser hanging in the air…

But surely, you cry, that was a teaser for this project? That was leading up to the announcement of the Poets in Residence project?

Perhaps it was. But on the other hand – does this photo look as though it was taken in a theatre…? Stay tuned, folks, and all will be revealed!

Snow-writing, January 2013


News about our big summer event coming very soon!

Keep up to date by joining us on facebook, following us on twitter, and signing up to our mailing list (click the ‘Follow’ button on the right).

In the meantime, keep writing! We’ll be asking for those submissions very shortly…


Snow-writing, January 2013

‘There is nothing more disenchanting to man…’

‘There is nothing more disenchanting to man than to be shown the springs and mechanism of any art.  All our arts and occupations lie wholly on the surface; it is on the surface that we perceive their beauty, fitness, and significance; and to pry below is to be appalled by their emptiness and shocked by the coarseness of the strings and pulleys.  In a similar way, psychology itself, when pushed to any nicety, discovers an abhorrent baldness, but rather from the fault of our analysis than from any poverty native to the mind.  And perhaps in aesthetics the reason is the same: those disclosures which seem fatal to the dignity of art seem so perhaps only in the proportion of our ignorance; and those conscious and unconscious artifices which it seems unworthy of the serious artist to employ were yet, if we had the power to trace them to their springs, indications of a delicacy of the sense finer than we conceive, and hints of ancient harmonies in nature. ‘

Robert Louis Stevenson, Essays in the Art of Writing