Script Hut Saturdays

As part of its ongoing commitment to developing new writing, Beach Hut Theatre Company is proud to present...

'Script Hut' Saturdays:


Saturday 7th April 2018 'Miniature Miracles'
Small but perfectly formed. Just as the short story obeys slightly different narrative rules to that of the novel, the short play is similar but also different to the full-length drama. But what makes a 10, 15 or 20-minute play, with its limited time for plot or character development, become successful and more than just a sketch? And how does its structure relate to the structure of its lengthier cousin? In this script writing workshop, led by Alison Watt, participants will unpick the mysteries of the shorter play to release the power and punch of what can be achieved in a short period of playing time. Through tutor guidance, peer support and illuminating exercises, participants will interrogate the intensity of the dramatic short and with so many industry opportunities currently related to the shorter play out there, whether comic or tragic, surely the short play is here to stay?

Workshop Leader:
Alison Watt
The Small Room, Scarborough Library,
Vernon Road, Scarborough YO11 2NN
Morning session 10 a.m. – 1.00 p.m.
Lunch Break
Afternoon session 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
£40.00 per person, per workshop; (Lunch not included)

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Alison Watt is resident dramaturge, writer and artistic co-director of Beach Hut Theatre Company. She is a winner of the 2016 Writers' Guild of Great Britain's Olwen Wymark Theatre Encouragement Award



A chance to discuss your work with an experienced curator in a private and supportive setting. Each session lasts approximately 45mins. Participants also receive a written summary of the advice given after the session. Places are limited – early booking is advised. Cost: £25 / Concessions £15.*

*Concessions apply to emerging artists (within first 2 years of your practice) under 25s, over 60s and artists on low incomes.

with Artistic Director, Craft Centre and Design Gallery, Leeds: Hayley Walker

The Art Depot, Gargrave: 5th February
No. 46 Cafe, Malton: 11th May

with Fine Art Curator, Educator and Artist: Martyn Lucas

The Art Depot, Gargrave: 22nd February 2018
No. 46 Cafe, Malton: 24th May

BOOKING  Contact: 01756 748529 / This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We're launching a new idea at IVE called the Young Artists Collection!

It's a bit like a competition, but not really. What it does is seeks to find talented young artists and give them opportunities to showcase their work and make some money from it.

How it works is:
Each year, young artists aged 11-18 are given a theme and asked to produce an original work of art to reflect that theme.
A panel of judges will then select winning entries to be entered into the Young Artists Collection.
Businesses can then choose to hire or buy art from the collection to display with 60% of the money from this sale going to the original artist and the rest used to fund IVE's charitable work providing creative opportunities for disadvantaged young people.

The theme for the 2018 competition is Yorkshire and the deadline for entries is 30th May.

More details and how to enter can be found at:

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