Monday, 7 December 2015

Christmas Market 2015

A massive thank you to all the stall holders and visitors who made our Christmas market this year such a success!

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Beach Hut Writing

Two new creative writing courses starting in October and November at Cornerstone...


October 15th – November 5th Thursday afternoons 1pm-3pm

Four week intensive – you’ll come out with a complete short story and receive a page of feedback written by both tutors.

Competitions have launched many writing careers. Learn how to get the attention of the judges for all the right reasons and discover where to send your work.

Course leaders Erinna Mettler and Bridget Whelan have both won and judged competitions. Erinna is a novelist and a founder member of the spoken word group Rattle Tales. She is also a Director of The Brighton Prize. Bridget is a novelist who has written a best-selling guide to creative writing.

Fee: £65


November 12th – December 3rd Thursday afternoons 1pm-3pm

Four weeks. Four novelists. Four workshops.

This inspiration-packed course will help you perfect your pitch, so your submission to agents and publishers really stands out. Covering self-editing, hooks, titles, synopses and how to handle the waiting game, these four connected workshops are led by authors who understand the market and what you need to succeed. Workshop leaders include: Kate Harrison, author of 16 fiction and non-fiction books, and Laura Wilkinson, novelist, editor and mentor, who writes contemporary fiction and steamy romance.

Fee: £65

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Here’s a taste of what’s coming up in 2016…

Writing for TV & Radio with Hannah Vincent & Sue Teddern...

Hannah worked as a BBC Television Drama script editor and her radio play, Come to Grief, won Best Adaptation at the 2015 Audio Drama Awards. Sue’s credits include Homefront (ITV) and (Radio 4). She is co-author of Bloomsbury’s Writing for TV & Radio.
Good for anyone interested in sitcom, comedy-drama, classic serials, original dramas and single plays. This course will include character development; telling stories aurally and visually and getting your scripts ‘out there’.


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Cornerstone Architect's Model

In the Loft room at Cornerstone you might have seen the architect's model of St John's church. This is what is revealed when you lift the roof. Created by the father of Cornerstone's architect - Mark Hill - the model was used as a design guide showing how a three floored community centre could be incorporated into the church whilst keeping the original features of the church intact. As you can see, the level of detail is incredible.