We’re hot off the blocks this month with our meeting on its first Tuesday, 7 November. It’s taking place at 8pm in the Rehearsal Room at Bristol Old Vic — please sign-in at the Stage Door entrance through the Rackhay off Queen Charlotte Street, BS1 4HJ and go straight to the Rehearsal Room on the second floor (the stage door staff will help with directions if you need them).

Workplace rules apply backstage at BOV, so you’re welcome to bring water or soft drinks into the meeting, but no alcohol — sorry. Everyone attending a meeting pays £2.

Tuesday, 7 November at 8pm: Open Workshop

Get in touch using our ‘Book a workshop slot’ form to schedule time for your work to be read tonight.


Stuff ’em an’ kip ’em Safe in Lydney

Southwest Scriptwriter Maria Edey is presenting her dark comedy, Stuff ’em an’ kip ’em Safe, at Lydney Town Hall at 7.30pm on Saturday, 11 November.

Maria developed the play following an early airing at a group meeting. In it, a retired butcher comes up with a radical solution to a shortage of cemetery plots — he will stuff late loved ones so that their nearest and dearest can keep them around their homes. The taxidermic funeral arrangements prove surprisingly popular, and the ex-butcher looks set to become a millionaire. But fashions change…

Book tickets for the one-night-only show (£15) by calling the box office on 01594 843113 or 01594 835911.


Script Club debuts on 21 November

Group regular Jesse Marbulcanti has initiated a book club for scriptwriters to discuss produced scripts. Launching with a series of meetings focussing on ‘road’ dramas, the group begins by discussing Callie Khouri’s Thelma and Louise at Horts, 49 Broad Street, BS1 2EP, at 7.30pm on Tuesday, 21 November.

Find out more and register on Eventbrite


Instant Wit kicks off Christmas at the Alma

Bristol’s foremost improvised funsters, Instant Wit — led by Southwest Scriptwriters committee member Stephanie Weston — will be doing their utmost to ensure that December will be magic again by getting in some early dulche jubilo at the Alma Tavern at 8pm on Saturday, 2 December.

Step into Christmas with the Wit’s songs, sketches and general silliness, all based around seasonal audience suggestions – you’ll wish it could be Christmas every day!

Jingle all the way to Alma Tavern Theatre’s website to book your £10 tickets


No Bindings seeks submissions

Bristol publisher No Bindings is working with Bristol Ageing Better to produce handmade books and a podcast on what makes Bristol an age-friendly city. The partner organisations are looking for nine creative pieces — writing, artwork and craft — to include in a publication for release in April 2018. The submission deadline is 5pm on Friday, 10 November.

No Bindings website


FilmBath Festival on until 12 November

FilmBath Festival (formerly Bath Film Festival) is screening 43 films over 11 days at venues around the city until 12 November.

Under 25s benefit from a 50% discount on ticket prices.

Find full programme details on FilmBath’s website


Bath songwriter seeks librettist

Bath-based songwriter Wanda Blair has written and published a number of songs, and would like to work with a scriptwriter to turn these into a stage musical. If you’d like to explore the possibility of collaborating with Wanda, please get in touch using our Email us form, and we’ll forward your message.