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Cornerstone will keep creating!

Following government advice about Coronavirus, Cornerstone Arts Centre is currently closed to the public. Visit our blog post for more information on this closure: here.

Cornerstone Arts Centre is still Didcot's community hub even in this unprecedented time where we can't be physically open. We will continue to illuminate theatre, visual arts, community spirit and everything else under our umbrella in the best way we possibly can online. 

For a while, our website is going to look a little different. We are creating pages with details of our new digital initiatives including virtual galleries, streaming theatre and bringing classes into your living rooms so you can enjoy us even during this period. We will continue to be a community resource and we look forward to seeing you again in person when this is all over. 

 
Writers Club

#CornerstoneAtHome Writers' Club: Your recent pieces

Posted on 18 May 2020

#CornerstoneAtHome Writers Club, continues and we're delighted to be able to share a few of your brilliant responses: 

Prompt #1 

Today's challenge is to write the first scene of a stage play. AND it must contain these three things:
- A run in with the law
- A missing shoe
- An item delivered to the wrong address

Your Response

(4am, police completely boxed off Joy Road, police units bash down a front door. Green lasers, growling dogs and armed cops in balaclavas pointing guns, threatening to shoot. Fred fears for his family's life after him and his elder brother are wrestled to the floor, hit and handcuffed. Children in floods of tears while his 60-year-old mother is trembling with fear.)

Fred: (pleading) At least let us put our shoes on!

(he is dragged out to the car shoeless, feet cut and dirty.)

PC Thomas: (Policeman runs in) Sarg…….. (hands him a piece of paper) we’ve got the wrong address....this is the King of Norway. (Sarg looks to the broken door, upset family in the window and sees the man, who is disheveled and bruised in his rearview mirror. Turns to Fred. Long pause.)

by EJ Bates

 

Prompt #2

Today's challenge is to write a haiku about social distancing. The most simplistic definition of haiku is a three-line poem where the 1st and 3rd lines are 5 syllables and the 2nd line is 7 syllables.

 

Your Response 

8th May, VE day,
If you're going out to play
Keep six feet away

by Chris Randell