Started A Story? Make Sure You Enter It!

Budding authors in school years 5 – 8 have until 30th November to submit their magical 1,000 word story. RB Writes has one golden rule: stories must clearly be about the area- or use local landmarks as inspiration. The Belfry Centre, Priory Park, Mercers and Earlswood Lakes, Banstead Common and Reigate Hill have featured as…

Just in time for Half-Term!

RB Writes – the creative writing competition for young people returns for the 5th fantastical year. The 2022 round opens Thursday 13th October and young writers have until 30th November to submit their story. Once again, the borough’s young people are asked to pick up their pens or fire up a laptop and write a…

Putting on the Ritz…

Aternoon Tea at The Ritz An average August Sunday afternoon in London Town. Honking horns blare with top notes of police sirens, pavements are equally as busy as ambling tourists take their selfies and absorb the capital’s sights. Amidst this madding crowd are a group of well-dressed women sashaying down Piccadilly. Afternoon Tea at The…

It’s Back!

Calling RB Writes Supporters. WRITI NG FINGERS AT THE READY! RB WRITES RETURNS THIS AUTUMN The 2022 Reigate & Banstead Writes competition will open for entries on 10th October. Young people aged 10-14 who live or go to school in the borough will be asked to write a 1,000 word story all about where they…

PANTOMIME MAKES A TRIUMPHANT RETURN TO THE HARLEQUIN

Aladdin. The Harlequin Theatre, Redhill. After a two-year enforced absence Redhill’s theatre lovers were more than ready to be transported into the familiar bawdy, pantomime world via Aladdin’s Arabia. There was a palpable, excited fizz from the mask-wearing audience as the lights dimmed revealing the stage and a suitably evil Abanazar, played by Nicole Faraday,…

Fancy listening to our winning entries?

Missed out on tuning in to SUSY last week? Fear not, by the marvels of modern technology we have the recordings all ready for you to listen to. Enormous thanks to David Jay for broadcasting them to the area via his afternoon stroll. Settle down with a cup of tea and listen in to the…

Listen to our 2021 stories on Susy Radio this week

David Jay’s afternoon stroll set to broadcast 2021 RB Writes winning story and runners up. Tune into SUSY Radio’s Afternoon Stroll this week (27th September), settle down with a cuppa and listen to the wonderful, quirky and thoughtful top three tales from the very talented finalists. The brilliant David Jay will broadcast the two runners…

WORDS FROM THE WAY

West Highland Way. A walk through Scotland’s Mountains and Mists. The West Highland Way buzzes with a tangible magic along its 96 mile route between Milngavie and Fort William; especially after you cross the high/lowland divide and history, legend and folklore collide. As you traipse along the high-fern lined and wildflower filled trails that lead…

And the winner is…..

My Life In Reigate: A true Story. My Life in Reigate: A True Story written by 10-year old Heidi Penrose Buckley, is the 2021 winning entry. Heidi is a pupil at Reigate Priory Junior School Her ‘zeitigisty’ story has an original narrator in Mishi the dog, Our judges praised her creativity, local setting and her…

Aged 9 – 14? 10 Days Left to write a ‘Tale about your Town!

Pick up your pen or load up your laptop and let your imagination fly. Don’t miss out on entering your story in this years round of Reigate & Banstead Writes, the short-story competition that asks youngsters to write about where they live. The competition has received its first batch of stories and they are cracking….