Entries by Rachel Cochrane

‘Introduction to Creative Writing’ workshop at Sunderland Festival 2016

I am delighted to have been invited to develop and deliver a ‘Introduction to Creative Writing’ workshop for the Sunderland Literature and Creative Writing Festival 2016. Join me for the morning and explore the joys of creative writing in a fun and informal way. All are welcome and no previous writing experience is necessary. Look […]

Layer Cake

I’m just back from a few days on the Northumberland Coast.  Before going I was in the midst of completing of an Arts Council evaluation – not the most inspiring piece of writing to complete!  There’s nothing like striding along empty beaches under vast skies to put a fresh perspective on things. Walking between Sugar […]

Follow the Sun

Here in the North East we move amongst such richness of heritage and culture, that it’s easy to take such things for granted or pass them by without taking stock of the significance, not just locally but globally.  And so it is with Dial Cottage in Killingworth;  You could easily walk past this humble building […]

‘Ever Rolling Stream’ a stage play

Ever Rolling Stream is a play about WW1 although it is set in the present day. It was inspired by the theft of the plaque bearing the names of the fallen of WW1 from our village war memorial. This prompted the local history society, of which I was a member, to research the names of […]

Fringe Benefits

Just catching my breath after the whirlwind few days at The Edinburgh Fringe 2016.  The whole experience of being there now feels like some kind of bubble that popped as we drove back over the border into England.  I can’t believe that after all that preparation, my stage play Celia is all over. I returned with […]