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The Secret Gardens a Blog

Posted on Mon 12th Jul 2021 @ 15:21. Contact: Mark Henderson for more information

Chapel Arts Creative Writing Group is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens with “The Secret Gardens”, a collection of unusual stories, prose and poems performed online as part of Buxton Fringe from July 7th. Poignant love stories, ghostly goings-on, magical fantasies and curious histories all feature alongside nostalgic eye-witness tales of Beatlemania and the further adventures of favourite Chapel Arts characters Fred, Doris and Ethel.

As well as being performed on free-to-view online videos featuring evocative music and images of the Gardens, all the pieces are now available as documents to be downloaded from the Chapel Arts website and savoured at leisure.

Based in Chapel-en-le-Frith in the High Peak, the writing group has been expanding of late and features a lively mixture of amateur, professional and semi-professional writers, journalists and memoirists, including two authors who recently scooped first and second prizes in a national horror story competition held by Fantastic Books Publishing.

A Pavilion Gardens picture for the event is available here:

The stories can be viewed on our YouTube channel and the PDFs of the works can be dowloaded from our Story Library. A very positive review of the videos can be seen by scrolling down the Spoken Word Reviews on the Buxton Fringe Website which also contains a photo of the Pavilion Gardens.

Writing Group Stories for the Anthology a Other Blog

Posted on Sun 28th Mar 2021 @ 16:00. Contact: Mark for more information

Members of Chapel Arts' Writing Group entered a competition to write a short horror story to be included in an Anthology to be published next summer. Mark and Caroline's stories were among ten prize-winners with Mark being awarded first prize and Caroline the second prize. They will be included in the Anthology along with the others selected. They are reproduced here by the kind permission of FBP, the publisher of the Anthology.

Mark and Caroline can be heard reading their stories on our Youtube channel. The link to our channel is on our Homepage.

They can be viewed in Information -> Document Library -> Stories

We hope you enjoy their works.

The Loop by Mark P. Henderson

A Study in White by Caroline Hardwick

The Time Portal a Other Blog

Posted on Sun 28th Mar 2021 @ 15:52. Contact: Mark for more information

We've published another another story from our Creative Writing Group. Thanks to Pete for permission to publish it on our website.

The Time Portal

Pete Stelling

It can be viewed in Information -> Document Library -> Stories

Third Chapel Arts Annual Writing Competition a Other Blog

Posted on Sun 28th Mar 2021 @ 15:46. Contact: Jean Cooper for more information

Third Chapel Arts Annual Writing Competition

Congratulations to Stephanie Billen, the winner of the Third Chapel Arts Annual Writing Competition. The theme for our competion was “Invisible Friends” and Stephanie has kindly given us permission to reproduce her entry on our website. Thank you Stephanie.

It can be viewed in Information -> Document Library -> Competitions

There are photos Stephanie receiving her Award in the Gallery under Literary Arts.