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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.

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