About Us

WHAT IS REIGATE AND BANSTEAD WRITES?

Reigate and Banstead Writes began in 2017. A simple idea, an annual creative writing competition open to all children from the borough aged 9-14. See here for the 2020 winners.

We ask youngsters to write a short story of 1,000 words, which is clearly set or is clearly about our area. The competition open for entries from 1st February every year and culminates in a celebration afternoon every June, at the Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. The borough’s leading arts venue.

2020 and plans were afoot for Reigate and Banstead Write to link up with other established arts events for a week long celebration. Corona came but we hope this can take place in 2021.

WE ARE ALSO A SMALL BUT MIGHTY REVIEW SITE…

We post review and news from around the town covering music, books, comedy and local theatre. Anything that is taking place.

TALES FROM OUR TOWNS

We feature quirky and interesting ‘true’ tales from local residents. We publish a local tale every week. Click here for the latest.

OUR ETHOS?

We support and celebrate local authors and writers by helping to publicise via our author pages, blog an social media channel.s

RH WORD

We round up blog reviews and news, with some added extras in our monthly newsletter. The RH Word.

We are grateful for support from our local council and councillors.