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Welcome back!

We’re delighted to announce that our café bar Nourish is now open with a brand-new menu of locally sourced baked goods and great coffee in a light, open and welcoming space for all the family to enjoy. Nourish's current opening times are Mon - Thu: 10am-4:30pm, Fri - Sat: 10am-8pm and Sun: 11am-4pm.

Now the big news! From 24th July to 4th September, we will be hosting Didcot Garden Party - a summer-long installation injecting colour, life and fun into the heart of our town centre.  The Garden Party will feature a range of shows, workshops, showcases, events and installations across every weekend. It is then our aim to fully reopen Cornerstone on 7th September with a fantastic relaunch line-up. 

Our box office is currently open Tue - Sat: 11am-3pm and can be reached on 01235 515 144 or by emailing

Thank you once again for all the support you provide us – we couldn’t do what we do without you and we’re extremely excited to have you coming back through our doors.


#CornerstoneAtHome Writers' Club: Your pieces from week one

Posted on 23 Apr 2020

This week we launched a #CornerstoneAtHome Writers Club, a series of quick writing prompts to inspire you at home. We're delighted to be able to share a few of your brilliant responses: 

Prompt #1

To celebrate the beginning of Spring, have a listen to Helen Dunmore’s beautiful poem City Lilacs. Today, we’re challenging you to become an imagist poet. Write us a four-line poem where each line describes a new image of Spring.

Your Response



I see the sunflowers dancing in the wind,

I hear the birds singing a melody,

I feel a cold breeze on my face,

I smell the sweet scent of the flowers

by Jhanvi Vallarampara
Year 3, GEMS Didcot primary academy


Prompt #2

Today for #CornerstoneAtHome Writer's Club, we’re looking at the art of Microfiction (short short stories!). It’s widely believed that the shortest story ever written is Ernest Hemingway’s six-word story:
‘For sale: baby shoes, never worn.’
Today’s challenge is to write a short story that is less than 100 words long.

Your Responses

'Home: it's one's Focal Local spot.'
by Jacobi Duff

'Singin' without my mouth, is that time. Unusual sounds derive, ply my stinky words.'
by Jacobi Duff

'Word salad: I jumble words, they communicate finely. They sound funky, they jumble me justly. I eat the words, then I spit them out. I was hungry, and disliked the taste, try word salad, it will make your day.'
by Jacobi Duff

'Wanted: Protective Personal Equipment, never received.'
by EJ Bates


Please do keep your responses coming. We love reading them! To send us your work simply email them to