Hampshire Cultural Trust

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If you're aged 5-11 send us a very short story (no longer than 300 words) and you could win a brilliant bundle of books and see you story published in the local paper!

Your story should be inspired by:

  • The family secret
  • Small but mighty
  • A friend until the end


There are two age categories, 5-8 and 9-11. Entrants must live in Hampshire or Dorset and be aged between 5-11 on Friday 23 June 2017. The winning entry will be published in the New Milton Advertiser and on this website. Each winner will receive a a brilliant bundle of books, runners-up will also win books.

The competition is being judged by children's author Rachel Delahaye, creator of the 'Jim Reaper' series of books.

To enter please post your story, along with your name, address, age and a contact number to: Short Story Competition, Forest Arts, Old Milton Road, New Milton BH25 6DS or email it to: forest.arts@hampshireculturaltrust.org.uk

The closing date for all entries is FRIDAY 23 JUNE, winners will be notified on Friday 14 July 2017.



We're delighted to be taking part in the 2017 New Forest Arts Festival.

The theme of this year's festival is 'trees' and the Biscuit poetry and spoken word group run by Headwauy Southampton have thoroughly embraced it for their event 'Trees and Biscuits' on Tuesday 20 June 1.30-2.30pm.

Headway Southampton offers support, advice and rehabilitation services to adults with aquired brain injury, their carers and families. For more information please go to their Facebook page.


Arts Award

Young people can achieve a national qualification called an Arts Award here at Forest Arts Centre.

The award supports young people to develop as artists and arts leaders. It fosters creative, communication and leadership skills and helps to prepare them for further education and employment. So, while learning new skills, meeting new people and having fun … youngsters can also be adding to their CV!

There are bronze, silver and gold Arts Awards, and they are open to all young people aged 11-25. They can choose to gain their award in any art form. This includes all arts and media activities from creative roles such as writing, directing, performing and painting, to technical and support roles such as web design or stage lighting.

Arts Development Officer Jacqueline Goddard is our qualified Arts Award adviser and Arts Award is managed by Trinity College London in association with Arts Council England.