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Write for the Bears in November

November is National Novel Writing Month and we have just the thing for you – a writing workshop led by Heidi Stephenson with all proceeds going to Animals Asia’s Peace by Piece campaign! You’ll be ready to join and maybe even win the online competition next year.

Saturday 29 November 2014, 10.30am – 5.30pm in Queen’s Park, London

They say we all have a novel in us, so why not have a go at writing yours? In this creative writing workshop you’ll be looking at:  

What makes a good novel? How and where to find story ideas. Creating memorable characters. Writing dialogue. The importance of setting. Story structure. And overcoming the dreaded writers block.

No previous writing experience is required. Come and have some creative fun!

Heidi has been writing for the past 20 years, as well as working as a TV producer. She has published a book on playwriting (Rage and Reason: Women Playwrights on Playwriting, Methuen), has written 2 stageplays, 3 screenplays, 3 radio dramas for the BBC, and most recently, a novel. Her teaching experience includes work for the Arvon Foundation, Exeter Phoenix and Hypatia Trust.

The cost of £75, or £65 for concessions, includes a vegan / vegetarian lunch.  Similar workshops in London are between £70 and £80 without lunch and as Heidi is doing this for absolutely nothing 100% of the proceeds will go to the bears.

Funds raised will go towards our Nanning Bear Fund and help directly with Animals Asia‘s conversion of the bear farm into a sanctuary.

Places are strictly limited, so please book early.

You can book online here or complete the form below and pay by cheque (we’ll send you the address by return)

As the location is a private residence the address will only be sent out with confirmations.

Some comments from previous workshops:

“Wildly creative and great fun! We learned such a lot. The time just flew by.”

You have given me the confidence to finally write my book. A fabulous day.”

“Inspirational.”

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Our Bear – Introducing Ronnie aka John

If you have had a look around our website you will know that we are raising funds to adopt one of the bears at the bear farm in Nanning, Southern China, which is being converted into a sanctuary by Animals Asia.  Last night I received a photo and a little biog of our girl, Ronnie aka John, and wanted to share it here with our followers.

Meet Ronnie aka John

 Ronnie aka John

You can read more about Animals Asia’s Peace by Piece Campaign on their dedicated micro site.

I have set up a JustGiving page for any group member doing challenges to raise funds for our bear.  If you can’t help out on stalls or come to our events but would like to help us raise those funds you’re welcome to make a donation via our page.  The money will go straight to Animals Asia and will be allocated to our Nanning bear fund.

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Octobear Festival 2014

left bearJoin us at London’s only vegetarian pub for our first ever Octobear Festival!right bear

Eat, drink and be merry & help bears do the same

A fun evening with delicious food, raffle and a presentation by Amanda Hogan about work and life at Animals Asia’s China Bear Rescue Centre.  Amanda has worked at both, the Vietnam and China Bear Rescue Centre, and will get back just in time from a 6 week stint in China to give us the latest news on the resident bears.

The pub has a piano singalong every Wednesday and we’re all welcome to join in after our event.

Tickets are strictly limited so please book early to avoid disappointment.

As the menu needs to be planned, tickets will not be available on the day.

Wednesday 29 October, 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Coach and Horses Soho29 Greek Street, London W1D 5DH

Cost: £30 per person (includes 3 course vegetarian or vegan meal and a glass of wine)

You can either book online or, if you prefer to pay by cheque, please complete the form below and we’ll send you a booking form.  Please note that the online booking incurs a small fee.

All monies raised will go towards our Nanning bear fund.

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