One day writing workshop in Crosspool on Sunday 4 February

Acoustic night at Nest cafe, Crosspool
Acoustic night at Nest cafe, Crosspool

Nest cafe in Crosspool will host a Sunday writing retreat next month.

Draft Zero takes place on Sunday 4 February. The day will be a mixture of writing exercises, free writing time and  drinks and snacks, which are included in the price of a ticket.

Visit, check out the Facebook event or contact for further information.

Buy tickets for Draft Zero on 4 February 2018

Open mic night at Nest cafe on Thursday 29 June

Acoustic night at Nest cafe, Crosspool
Acoustic night at Nest cafe, Crosspool
A special open mic edition of Nest’s popular acoustic night is taking place as part of this year’s Crosspool Festival.

It’s your chance to play a couple of songs, unplugged and with no microphone, to a friendly Crosspool Festival crowd – or just turn up and watch!

Nest open mic night – Thursday 29 June – Facebook event

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Crosspool Festival scarecrow competition is now open

The Crosspool Festival scarecrow competition is now open!

The theme this year is Wild Crosspool. Build a scarecrow to reflect local wildlife, a wild personality or just let your imagination go wild!

Scarecrows need to be in place for judging by 10am Saturday 23 June and need to remain there for the duration of the festival.

Entry forms available from Nest cafe.

Further details can be provided by emailing

More items wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre

Books wanted for Crosspool Summer Fayre
Donations wanted for Crosspool Summer Fair

Do you have any unwanted books, prizes, gifts or bric-a-brac that might be suitable for the Crosspool Forum Summer Fayre tombola or one of the stalls?

The festival organisers are still looking for contributions, so if you can help, please get in touch with Gillian on or 0114 229 5670.

We can collect if necessary, or they can be dropped off locally.