WSW Virtual Meetings Programme

Due to the ongoing restrctions and the inability to have live meetimgs we are developing a programme of virtual meetings, via Zoom. The deatils will be added below as the meetings are arranged with further details of how to join them nearer the time. At present we are limiting our meetings to members & guests only, however you can join WSW here.



Thursday 13 May 2020 at 7:30pm - via Zoom

The Art Of The Cartoonist with Harry Venning


Steve Carroll

 Me In Action 2

Harry Venning has been a professional cartoonist for thirty years, during which time he has provided cartoons for several high profile UK publications (The Guardian, Radio Times) as well as for countless more obscure titles (British Journal Of Wound Care).
He was awarded UK Strip Cartoonist Of The Year for his Guardian strip Clare In The Community, which he adapted into a Radio 4 sitcom.
In The Art Of The Cartoonist Harry will be tracing the history of his profession with examples from early practitioners like Cruickshank and Hogarth, to more contemporary artists such as Giles and Schulz, bringing events right up to date with cartoons produced fresh on the page that day!
Yes, Harry will be drawing live. Prepare to hear some tricks of his trade, learn where to put eyebrows for maximum effect, explore the storytelling potential in juxtaposing images and discover exactly what the eskimo brothers said in The Funniest Joke Ever (possibly).



This meeting with be online via Zoom and open to members & guests only


Clare Int Mens Day





Thursday 10 June 2021  at 7:30pm - via Zoom

Radio Drama with Anita Sullivan

Tracy Fells


Radio drama: how to get between people’s ears. Audio as point-of-view, location as character, creating sound-pictures, using voice and narrative. Bring materials to write.


Anita is an award-winning writer of radio and theatre drama. All of her 60+ scripts have been staged or broadcast, many with repeat productions and tours. She has been commissioned by Radio 3, Radio 4, RSC, NT, and regional theatres from Plymouth to Glasgow. In 2019 Anita won three New York Festivals Radio awards and wrote ‘Moon’ for Radio 4’s Apollo 11 anniversary. She will have two theatre shows touring this summer/autumn.


 You can listen to Anita's adaptation of Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad here.






Thursday 15 July 2021 at 7:30pm - via Zoom

Open Mic


An opportunity for members to share their work with colleagues and friends.


This meeting with be online via Zoom and open to members & guests only




These meetings may be subject to changes - details will be posted here of any changes