“Congratulations! I am very pleased to be able to tell you that you were shortlisted in the Ottaker’s and Faber Seventh Annual National Poetry Competition.  We had over 200 entries for our local competition so it is a great achievement to make it so far.” – Stewart Lees, Manager, Ottaker’s (now Waterstones) Kendal

Ottaker’s and Faber


Winner of the Freerange Theatre Company’s Playframe Short Story Competition.

Part of the ‘Writes of Passage’ Project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund resulting in the production and performance of the play ‘Tin Can Lurky’ based on the winning short story ‘Affordable Principles’ by David Lewis Pogson.

“The most important ingredient is an original storyline that can be transformed by the company into a performance”

“… your story was the winning entry… the company is now in rehearsal devising a piece of theatre … to develop a performance to celebrate rural heritage. Your story … is being woven into this performance to provide the narrative.” – Wren Chapman, Director of FRC


Freerange Theatre Company