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Merry Christmas! Next meeting Tuesday 4th, at the Flowerpot Pub

Not to early to wish you the compliments of the season, is it? Just before you fill up on turkey and mince pies, fill your writing brain with plots, characters, backstories and other scripty things! Derbyshire Scriptwriters will be mulling over another script at the Flowerpot Pub next Tuesday - and you're very welcome to join us - email and get involved!

DSW member's Pint Sized Play now online!

It's All in The Mind - pic: Pint Sized Plays Congratulations to DSW member Richard, whose Pint-Sized Play submission has been filmed and put online! If you want to see 'It's all in the mind', but couldn't get to the Fishguard performance, click onto the Pint Sized Play page here . Well done Richard!

October Meeting- Tuesday 2nd October 2012, Flowerpot Pub, Derby

Wow!  Like a carefully laid plot point put in plain view, October's meeting is here and ready to go!  We'll be discussing Richard's script on Tuesday evening from 7.30pm at the Flower Pot Pub in Derby - and we'd love to see you there!  If you're interested in scripts and stories for film, TV, stage or radio, come and join us - for more information, email

DSW Member's writing course in Ilkeston

Hello, hope you're enjoying the summer - while Derbyshire Scriptwriters takes a break, our members are still busy - here's what Chrissie's up to...   As part of Erewash rEvive Art in an Empty Shop Scheme various artists will be working in the former Burton's shop, Albion Centre, Bath Street Ilkeston over the Summer. DSW Member Chrissie   Hall will be leading free Life Story Writing sessions - for more information call 01332 881795, or visit   and go to 'courses'. For more details about the project visit  http://www. news_articles/life_story_arts_ derbyshire.asp

Bucket and Spade time (No August Meeting)

If you're planning on catching up with Derbyshire Scriptwriters next meeting, you'll have to hold on to your sun hat until the first Tuesday in September.  A big thank you to everyone who has submitted scripts, offered crit help, arranged and attended events and given their support to DSW this year - have a great summer!

Coming soon...

Good luck to DSW member Mike Bradley, who's joining fellow writers at the BBC TV Drama Festival in Leeds next week.  We're looking forward to hearing all about his experiences, and who he rubbed shoulders with at the seminars and lectures he's attending, at our next meeting in September.

DSW celebrates winning play with a Pint!

Congratulations to DSW member Richard Layton, who is one of the winners of the Pint-Sized Play contest this year! 'All in the Mind' will be performed along five other winners at the Tenby Festival this September - well done. Richard!

July Meeting: Tuesday 3rd, 7.30, Flowerpot Pub

Hello, it's our last meeting before the summer holidays - we'll catch up again in September, but before we even start to think about sandcastles and suncream, we'll be thinking about another one of our members scripts!  As well as being really useful feedback for our members, it's a great way to keep your critical cells working on your own projects before you present them for critique... If you want to see and hear what we think, agree on and disagree on, come along and say hello at the Flowerpot Pub, Derby , or email us if you'd like to come to our next meeting:

Neil McKay report and June Meeting: 7.30- 9.30, 5th June, Flowerpot Pub, Derby

Neil McKay - pic: University of Derby Last Saturday Derbyshire Scriptwriters held a fantastic session with Neil McKay , one of Britain's most respected and successful scriptwriters at the University of Derby . Neil's insights into his experience of writing for television and radio were well received by an audience of writers from inside and outside of the county, and the whole day was a terrific opportunity for DSW members and non-memberss to get together and discuss the craft of bringing a story to life through drama. Just a day later, and our guest speaker was in the audience of the Bafta Television Awards, watching his most recent drama, 'Appropriate Adult' collect three major awards.  DSW would like to thank Neil for his time, the University of Derby for their great facilities, and everyone else who made it a brilliant, inspirational day - here's to the next one! If you want to hear more about it, join us for June's meeting; we'll be at the F

March Meeting, New Venue - Tues 6th March at The Flowerpot

Hello, Derbyshire Scriptwriters are back this Tuesday at a brand new venue - we'll be meeting in the cellar bar of the Flower Pot Pub , King Street, Derby from 7.30pm on Tuesday the 6th of March.  We'll be discussing one of our member's scripts (a historical biopic), and other things script related.  If you'd like to come along, drop us a mail:, or just drop in and say hello!

Happy New Year! Next Meeting: Tues 3rd Jan

If today's been the day you've started the computer, opened up a new file and typed ACT ONE SCENE ONE,  as someone sort of said; well done, you've just taken your first step into a bigger world... If 2012 is the year you finally write down that great idea for a script, you might be interested in knowing there's a few of us about doing the same thing...  The next meeting of Derbyshire Scriptwriters is this Tuesday - 3rd January from 7.30 to 9.30 in the Standing Order pub in Derby City Centre.  As usual, we'll be critting one of our member's scripts, and finding out how our members are getting on with past projects. If you're just starting out, or stuck halfway through your umpteenth draft, you're more than welcome to join us!