Literary Festival 2018

Join us for a week long celebration of literature!  We will launch our Festival on Monday 23rd April in conjunction with World Book Night.

OPEN Monday 23rd April 10am – 9pm. FREE entry to the centre and book cafe. Enjoy our quiz, kids activities or enter our design a bookmark competition.




World Book Night is a national celebration of reading and books which takes place on 23 April every year. Books are given out across the UK with a focus on reaching those who don’t regularly read, and are gifted through organisations including prisons, libraries, colleges, hospitals, care homes and homeless shelters, as well as by passionate individuals who give out their own books within their communities.

World Book Night is run by The Reading Agency, a national charity that inspires people to become confident and enthusiastic readers.



Our new book club TOMBS & TOMES  will launch on Tuesday 24th April.  If you enjoy reading historical fiction why not come and join us.  Our members will read a book from our carefully selected list of historical fiction. We will meet to chat about our thoughts and the themes of each book here at Bridge Cottage in Uckfield on the last Tuesday of every month. Email to register your interest.














Creative Writing at Bridge Cottage – Setting-inspired Spooky!

7-9pm, Wednesday 25th April 2018

The plot is set, the characters assembled, the atmosphere of an historic setting harnessed for some slightly spooky creativity, all you’ve got to do is write!

This two hour session uses Bridge Cottage as inspiration to explore some of the fundamentals of creative writing: ideas, viewpoint, character and tension. It is for writers of all abilities and experience, all you need is a pen and paper, so come along and have some fun.

Helen Stockton is an experienced freelance writer and teacher. She has four published books and is a regular columnist for Magnet magazine with ‘It’s a Dog’s Life’ together with ‘And another thing…’.

BOOK your place here – only £10

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