Grass Roots Open Writers (GROW)

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Jan Hedger Workshop

  • Tuesday, 10th July 2012 at 10am - 12pm
    Location: Hastings Children's Library, Robertson Passage, Hastings.

    Jan Hedger has very kindly offfered to run a creative writing workshop for the GROW Tuesday…

Pol Nugent (Pecket Well) Visiting GROW

  • Tuesday, 26th June 2012 at 10am
    Location: Hastings Children's Library, Robertson Passage, Hastings.

    Pol Nugent from Pecket Well Learning Community in Halifax, Yorkshire is coming to visit the…

GROW Picnic

  • Tuesday, 31st July 2012 at 11am
    Location: Car park next to Hastings Garden Centre

    Jan invites all GROW members, families, friends and all their children to a ‘Bring & Share’…

TheFED Writing Challenge Deadline

  • Saturday, 30th June 2012 (all day)
    Location: http://www.thefed.btck.co.uk/WritingChallenge

    TheFED Writing Challenge is open to everyone.

    It doesn't cost anything to submit…

Tribute Bands

  • Friday, 1st June 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 8th June 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 15th June 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 22nd June 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 29th June 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 6th July 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 13th July 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 20th July 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 27th July 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 3rd August 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 10th August 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 17th August 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 24th August 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 31st August 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 7th September 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 14th September 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 21st September 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm, Friday, 28th September 2012 at 8pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Eastbourne Bandstand (on the promenade)

    To see which tribute bands are playing please visit

'Out of the Blue' Submissions Deadline

  • Thursday, 31st May 2012 at TBD

    Today is the submissions deadline for the 2012 GROW Anthology

    'Out of the Blue' …

Children's Poetry Competition - Deadline

  • Saturday, 25th August 2012 at TBD

    Children's Poetry Competition

    Jan Hedger is organising this as part of the launch…

Michelham Priory Trip

  • Saturday, 7th July 2012 at 10:30am - 5:30pm
    Location: Roosevelt Court Car Park

    We will be going to the Game and Country Fair Entry to this event costs: 
    Adult £9.00,…

GROW Beach Party

  • Friday, 31st August 2012 at 4pm - 8pm
    Location: Bexhill Beach, opposite Richmond Road (at the West End of the Promenade)

    The moon will be both full and blue! 

    A chilled out party with  African Drums and…

Bodiam Boat Trip

  • Monday, 20th August 2012 at 11am - 6pm
    Location: Roosevelt Court Car Park

    All drivers and passengers will meet at 11am in the Roosevelt Court Car Park.

    The…

GROW & Roebuck Jubilee Party

  • Friday, 1st June 2012 at 1pm - 4pm
    Location: Roebuck 3, The Roebuck Centre, Roebuck Street, Hastings Old Town

    We will be having party games, karaoke, party food and soft drinks.  

    Tickets cost…

Wednesday Skill-Sharing Workshop

  • Wednesday, 12th September 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm
    Location: Roosevelt Court Residents' Lounge, Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards, TN38 9DJ.

    The Skill Sharing Workshop.

    Time-Table

    10.00 - 10.30 Welcome &…

Tuesday Writing Group

  • Tuesday, 11th September 2012 at TBD
    Location: TBA

    GROW Creative Writing Group

    A friendly and accessible group.

    Please not…

Summer Holiday

  • Monday, 23rd July 2012 at TBD

    There will be no GROW groups meeting between
    Monday 23rd July and Sunday 9th September…

Wednesday Skill-Sharing Workshop

  • Wednesday, 25th April 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, 2nd May 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, 9th May 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, 16th May 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, 23rd May 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, 30th May 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, 13th June 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, 20th June 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, 27th June 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, 11th July 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm, Wednesday, 18th July 2012 at 10am - 1:30pm
    Location: Roosevelt Court Residents' Lounge, Stonehouse Drive, St Leonards, TN38 9DJ.

    The Skill Sharing Workshop.

    Time-Table

    10.00 - 10.30 Welcome &…

Half Term Holiday

  • Monday, 4th June 2012 at TBD

    There will be no GROW groups meeting on

    Tuesday 5th June
    Wednesday 6th…

Tuesday Writing Group

  • Tuesday, 17th April 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 24th April 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 1st May 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 8th May 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 15th May 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 22nd May 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 29th May 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 12th June 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 19th June 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 26th June 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 3rd July 2012 at 10am - 12pm, Tuesday, 10th July 2012 at 10am - 12pm
    Location: Hastings Children's Library, Robertson Passage, Hastings.

    GROW Creative Writing Group

    A friendly and accessible group.

Visit to Barby Keel's Animal Sanctuary

  • Sunday, 15th April 2012 at 2pm - 5pm, Sunday, 22nd April 2012 at 2pm - 5pm, Sunday, 29th April 2012 at 2pm - 5pm, Sunday, 6th May 2012 at 2pm - 5pm, Sunday, 13th May 2012 at 2pm - 5pm, Sunday, 20th May 2012 at 2pm - 5pm, Sunday, 27th May 2012 at 2pm - 5pm, Sunday, 3rd June 2012 at 2pm - 5pm, Sunday, 10th June 2012 at 2pm - 5pm, Sunday, 17th June 2012 at 2pm - 5pm, Sunday, 24th June 2012 at 2pm - 5pm
    Location: Barby Keel Animal Sanctuary, Pipzedene, Freezeland Lane, Sidley, Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN39 5JD

    Several GROW members meet at the sanctuary every Sunday. (Weather Permitting)

Easter Holidays

  • Sunday, 1st April 2012 at 12am - 12am Monday, 16th April

    There are NO GROW groups meeting between the 1st and 16th April

Craft & Gift Sale

  • Saturday, 24th March 2012 at 12pm - 3pm
    Location: The Parish Rooms, Wishing Tree Road, Hollington

    Craft and Gift Sale.

    This event will be well publicised.

    Setting up…


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