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The Night Before

The Night Before

The Night Before

The Night Before Christmas


We joined forces with our friends at The Real Story (the best creative non-fiction night in town) for a Christmas Party to remember…

Monday 21 December at The Castle Hotel

7.30pm – FREE

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First Draft and The Real Story joined forces for a festive party and creative mash-up, with all sorts of crossings-over between First Draft‘s brand of poetry, fiction, comedy and music with The Real Story‘s wonderful creative non-fiction. And party games. And tinsel. Tinsel EVERYWHERE.

See our photos from this event

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Line up of performers

Abi Hynes and Jez Hewes – creative non-fiction and music

Yvonne Battle-Felton – creative non-fiction

Adam Farrer – fiction

Naomi Kruger – creative non-fiction

Nija Dalal-Small – poetry

David Hartley – creative non-fiction


Idiot Johnson – music

Harry Jelley – creative non-fiction

Joy France – poetry

Thom Hammersley – fiction and non-fiction

Anjali Shah – comedy

Kate Feld – fiction (with songs)

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Take a look at our wintry call-out for creative submissions: In From The Cold