Icebreaker - The Daniel Jazz - A nod to the Roaring Twenties
Have fun with words, beats and rhythms. An all inclusive activity and an opportunity to work with others collaboratively.
Birds of a Feather
An informal opportunity to meet other writers and would-be writers who share your genre interests. Come along to chat, swap contact details or maybe organise your own genre meet-up during Swanwick week.
Prose Open Mic
Our Prose Open Night offers a great opportunity to share your work with others. You have five minutes to share your story, or a whole evening to listen to some fabulous stories from others. An interval will be included so glasses can be refreshed.
Write on Cue
Grab a notebook, pen and tipple of your choice, as we gather for a madcap evening of fun-fuelled writing games and prompts. This a great chance to kick-start your creativity for the week ahead, make some new friends or just have a laugh!
Poetry Open Mic
Calling all poets! Our ‘open mic’ session is a fantastic opportunity to share your work with other poets or, if you’re not a poet, this is an ideal opportunity to sit back and be entertained.
Bring a drink, find a seat and enjoy this relaxed and informal read-around.
General Knowledge Quiz
Have fun and test your general knowledge at the same time. Nothing too taxing – no dimmed lights, black armchairs or starters for ten – just an entertaining and wide-ranging quiz. Teams to comprise four to six members, but come along and join us, whatever your number – teams can be made up on the night and it’s a great way to meet people.
Fancy Dress Evening and Disco – The Roaring Twenties
While we encourage everyone to get into the spirit of the event, you’re just as welcome to join in even if you don’t want to dress up.
It’s a hundred years since the days of the Charleston, the flapper and Art Deco. None of us will have memories of that glorious decade, but we’ve all seen films and music from that era. Dress up for an evening of fun!
Page To Stage Performances
The Page To Stage plays that were cast earlier today are performed tonight. Page to Stage is a very popular and enjoyable evening, so please come along and support these special performances. At the end of the evening, you will be invited to vote for your favourites and the Awards will be presented at the farewell on Thursday evening.
Our Buskers’ Night is one of our most popular evening events. A PA is provided if you need one, and we have a few talented guitar/instrument players who will be happy to accompany you if you wish. If you’re not a performer, but like to watch – then bring a drink, find a seat and enjoy the show.
This is not a highbrow quiz! Questions could be on Enid Blyton or Emily Bronte, on Contemporary or Classic, Humour or Horror, with the emphasis being firmly on having an enjoyable evening. Teams (of four to six people) can be made up on the night so come along as it’s a great way to meet people.
Our final evening starts with the traditional part on the lawn.
Dress up if you want to, bring a bottle and enjoy!
Awards & Farewell
Join us after dinner for the last evening, where we’ll be awarding prizes, presenting ‘The Swannies’, our very own Oscars for the Page to Stage writers and performers, and we'll be drawing the raffle. First prize is a free place at next year’s school!