How we Saved the Planet

I’m an environmentalist in principle. I’m a strong believer that someone should be doing something to keep the planet fit for humanity, as long as it doesn’t inconvenience me in the slightest. When Writers’ Block asked me to spend a…

FILM COMPETITION: Chacun Son Cinéma

As part of our ‘Long and Short’ cinema event at the Arc in April – where we’ll be screening a short and a feature length film by the Coen brothers – we’d like to screen some of your short films…

Home Tomorrow Short Story Competition

Budding writers are being invited to put pen to paper in a major new competition to scoop a cash prize and see their work in print. Erimus Housing’s Bohouse scheme has joined forces with Middlesbrough-based Writers’ Block to launch the…

Journeying on the magic carpet

Location: Writers’ Block, Unit 5, Broadcasting House, Newport Road, Middlesbrough. TS1 5DG. Date: Friday, 25th November 2011 Duration: 10am-1pm Price: £3 (incl. refreshments) How do we weave a sense of place into the action of our stories? How much physical…

‘Meet the Agent’ Event

Location: Writers’ Block, Unit 5, Broadcasting House, Newport Road, Middlesbrough. TS1 5DG. Date: Thursday, 1st December 2011 Duration: 1-6pm Price: £5 Tanya Tillett from the Knight Hall Agency, Nicolas Turner from Linda Seifert Management and Cathryn Summerhayes from William Morris…

ARC Noir

Location : ARC, Stockton Date : Monday, 23rd May 2011 Duration : 7.30pm Price : £5 (with free entry to the gallery) ARC and Writers’ Block present a night of hard-boiled crime cinema at its very best, featuring cops, criminals…

ARC and Writers’ Block present Easter Funnies!

Location : ARC, Stockton Date : Thursday, 7th April 2011 Duration : 7.30-9pm Price : £5 Fresh from the success of their Christmas-themed Sketchmas show, Arc Performance Group present three nights of Easter insanity.See! Freud in the toilet. Witness! The…

Let’s Make a Film

Location: Writers’ Block Date: Saturday, 2nd April 2011 Duration: 6-9pm Price: £3 inc. refreshments (pay on the door) This week we’re going to start bringing ALL of our brilliant ideas together to structure a 90-minute film, with particular emphasis on…

Estelle

Garrett & Agar’s ‘Estelle’ is an underground comic in zine form created by Teesside based artists Alyson Agar and AJ Garrett. The first volume is 36 pages long and is the story of a newspaper cartoonist who lives in a…

I’m Afraid of Everyone

I’m Afraid of Everyone is an eclectic blend of prose and verse with a shared intention: to spread humour and fear and equal measure. Volume II has a very different look and make up to Volume I. We put a…