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Helping to put new writing centre stage
An organisation that encourages scribes in the region celebrates its 25th anniversary this month. Nick Ahad looks at Script Yorkshire

As the adage goes, everyone has a novel in them. I recently read a quote that added “that doesn’t mean it should always be let out”.

That acerbic attitude has no place in the ethos of Script Yorkshire, which encourages anyone to unleash their creativity. As the name suggests, the organisation encourages people to allow their stories out through the medium of a script.

It has been doing this, successfully, for a quarter of a century and celebrates the milestone later this month with a special event at the Theatre Royal Wakefield.

Over 50 budding playwrights submitted their work for a county-wide competition which will see five shortlisted scripts performed by a professional company of actors on the stage of the Theatre Royal Wakefield. A panel of judges will present awards on the night.

Sharon Oakes, co-chair of Script Yorkshire, says: “We are run by volunteers – so in other words, by writers, for writers.

“We decided to run a special competition for our 25th anniversary. We thought it was something worth celebrating.”

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Credit: Yorkshire Post


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