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January 2021 will see the 10ᵗʰ anniversary of Bryn Stowe, the trading name of writer, lecturer, and celebrant, David B. Lewis in Scarborough. It has been an exciting journey since starting out from the wonderful Woodend Creative Workspace way back in 2011. Since then, Bryn Stowe have been represented around the world with David lecturing for the London Policing College in Abu Dhabi, for the International Education Centre at Gimborn in Germany, and on lecture tours to the United States and Southern Africa. Further lectures have been delivered in Turkey at the University of Ankara, Hungary at the George Soros University in Budapest and at Silla in Spain. David was also invited to be a participant observer on a Manchester University project in India during a Rest and Recuperation visit whilst working in Abu Dhabi.
Amongst favourite projects have been coordinating uniform youth groups at Dumfries House for ‘Youth United-Ayrshire’, a Prince’s Charity, the ‘Wilfred Owen Map and Trail’, Bryn Stowe Publication’s innovation for Scarborough, the launch of ‘Instant Theatre’ through Bryn Stowe’s Third and First Age Theatre Company (TAFAT) and the ongoing ‘Stan the Superhero’ writing project with the National Literacy Trust and the International Police Association where David is a Literacy Champion. Other work has included writing the ‘English in Policing’ degree for the Police Academy of Cambodia and current work on the Metropolitan Police Detective Training Programme for the London Policing College.
David’s published works are shown in the web pages and supporting charity fund-raising concerts have been held for the launch of ‘Plotting Shed’ (in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance) and ‘One Day in December’ ( in aid of St Martin’s Church, South Cliff). Further funds have been raised by the donation of royalties to Alzheimer’s Research UK (‘Great
Aunts and Armadillos’) and Save the Children (‘A Little Bit of Trouble in London’). We send a huge thank you to all our supporters and sponsors over the past 10 years and look forward to the next 10!!
Supporting co author Len Friskney at Scarborough Railway Station Saturday 28th August 2021
Len produced yet another brilliant Wilfred Owen display under the new art installations in the station foyer and it proved very popular with the public. The display including free Wilfred Owen Trail Guides published by us at Bryn Stowe and the book 'One Day in December' by David and Len which has sold really well and is likely to go for a reprint run very soon.
Here Bryn Stowe director and author David Lewis talks about Owen and his Scarborough legacy with his co author Len.
Huge thanks to TransPennine Express and all the staff at Scarborough Station for supporting this event and taking the photos.
Ann Cumberland at the 'Which Way to The Gambia' book opening event
IPA Scarborough Branch Treasurer Judith Smith purchased a copy of 'Which Way to The Gambia'
Wanda Maciuszko discusses the book with the author Ann Cumberland
Fellix Hodcroft of the Scarborough Poetry Workshop talks poetry with poet and writer Ann Cumberland
Cover Programme One Day in December
All Bryn Stowe courses include an 'International Day' where delegates exchange and display their country's cultural heritage: here is a Turkish display during a youth programmes course in Silla, Spain
Mog Tales Stan at Armed Forces Day, Scarborough
Scarborough Mayor Councillor Hazel Lynskey visiting ‘Stan the Superhero’ at Scalby Fair in 2019
Police Training with 'Al Darak' in Abu Dhabi for the London Policing College
Fellow author Len Friskney discussing aspects of 'One Day in December' with Bryn Stowe's Wanda Macieszko at the Bryn Stowe offices at Woodend Creative
Well known actor and director, Lucy Lowe directs One Day in December rehearsals. Westborough
'Armadillo' by Jo Reed Tuner. original artwork for Great Aunts and Armadillos
Banner showing the organisations worked with at Dumfries House for 'Youth United Ayrshire', one of the Prince's Charities
Bryn Stowe director David Lewis. discussing theatre with Scarborough actor Ken Kitson (Reprising his role from Last of the Summer Wine)
A rare photo of Bryn Stowe director David Lewis from the tip of Nelson's Column on the 10 yearly repair schedule. Key partners from the Trafalgar Square World Squares organisation were invited to inspect the works
The Streetbeatz Programme: Professional actors Kelly Bright and Charlie Foloronshu being directed by Streetbeatz staff in this impactive youth reconciliation programme in London, the forerunner of the later Third and First Age Theatre Company (TAFAT). Streetbeatz ran from 2006-2009 and involved 16 separate programmes in some of the most challenging gang situations in the city
Emi Designs staff discussing Mog Tales 2020
Bryn Stowe Publications at St Martin's Church 'Come and See' Festival 2020
The Mog Tales Literacy Project of Bryn Stowe Publications at Coastival 2020, The Spa, Scarborough. The project was a joint initiative with The National Literacy Trust and the International Police Association 3 Region represented here by their secretary Chris Charlton.