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The Mechanics of Writing Workshop with Vanessa Rigg

The Fish Hotel Farncombe Estate, Broadway

An intensive 3 hour workshop for those wanting to concentrate on techniques to advance an idea or “work-in-progress” novel. Exercises will concentrate on dialogue, character building, scene set ups, hooks, and speed plotting with a view to giving participants more confidence, structure and material to continue their own work. Suitable for progressing and advanced writers [...]


Creativity through nature – Workshop by Ann Blockley RI SWA

The Fish Hotel Farncombe Estate, Broadway

This exclusive workshop is designed to suggest a working practice based on a connection with nature that will help you to develop as an artist. Ann will be demonstrating throughout the day using some ‘back to nature’ materials and techniques from her new book ‘Creativity through nature’ (Batsford) as well as some of her usual methods. You will be offered [...]


Sargent’s Women & Afternoon Tea with Author Donna M. Lucey at The Fish

The Fish Hotel Farncombe Estate, Broadway

We are thrilled to welcome New York Times best-seller and award-winning author Donna M. Lucey to this year’s festival to talk about her seductive, multi-layered, new book Sargent’s Women: Four Lives Behind the Canvas. In what the New York Times describes as a “rollicking snow globe version of an almost unimaginable world of wealth” Lucey [...]