Thursday 31 October 2013

Time For Tea, Prestwich, Greater Manchester

416 New Bury Road,
Prestwich Village
M25 1BD

07752 617770

Time for Tea provides the following Creative Café activities: 

  • book events
  • author events
  • pop-up arts events
  • literary salons
  • books for customers 
  • reporter-in-residence 
  • news of other arts events
Visit Time for Tea website.
Read a review here.

Time for Tea

Time for tea is such a haven. As soon as you’re through the doors, you forget the business of the day and the hectic traffic that makes its way through Prestwich toward Manchester or to the nearby motorway junction. It’s all white tablecloths, china tea services and delicious food.

Friday 18 October 2013

The Best of CaféLit

We'll shortly be looking at all of the stories we've published between 15 October 2012 and 15 October 2013 in CaféLit, the e-zine that supports the work of the Creative Café project. It contains short stories that are linked to a drink. If you're in the mood to drink hot chocolate you may find a story that goes with that. And if you’re reading CaféLit on your phone or tablet in a café or looking at a copy of one of the “Best of” books, then that café actually ought to be in the project.  Do send us details!
CaféLit has recently published quite a few what we call 100-worders. These are pieces of fiction 100 words long. If we can get up to 100 of these, and it’s looking likely, we’re going to publish a little square book. Are you up for the challenge? Find details here.   
CaféLit anyway is always looking for more conventional short stories. Submission details here. 
We publish CaféLit in two different places – on a dedicated web site but also on Blogger. Blogger enables us to judge which are all-time most popular stories and on 1 January 2014 we’ll be announcing first, second and third place. There will be a prize!
You can order individual copies of the Best of CaféLit 2011 and 2012 from the links below. From 1 November there will be a special Christmas offer on orders for five copies plus, mixed and matched between the two titles.   
Happy reading, writing and coffee drinking!            


Cafe Create Darlington

93-97 Parkgate Chambers
DL1 1RZ 
(next to the Civic Theatre)


Create  Cafe Darlington offers the following Create Café Events:

  • live music 
  • arts events during opening hours  10-5 Tuesday to Saturday 
  • involvement with Dartlington Arts Festival
  • involvement with the Mad Hatter Tea Party Writing Competition  
  • theatre on doorstep    

Create Cafe  Darlington 

Monday 14 October 2013

The House on the Rock

The Rock
0161 763 7336

The House on the Rock and Bury Parish Church provide the following Creative Café activities:

  • Book shop 
  • lunch-time concerts (Friday)   
  • quiet networking space 
  • quiet reading / writing space 
Read a review here. 

The House on the Rock, Bury Parish Church

It was when  I was in another creative café that I first heard about the House on the Rock. “Best coffee in Bury,” said a gentleman who worked with the University of the ThirdAge.  “You should try it.” So, I did.
I had to be in Bury the next day and as I was early for my appointment I popped in.