Writing inspires healthy communication and young people form strong, sincere bonds. Writing as a way to express yourself is good for mental health and in turn for the stability, happiness and the productivity of communities.
Young writers feedback (2014 festival)
The festival takes place at MyPlace Centre in the centre of Rotherham, South Yorkshire on sat 14th April (just 10 minutes by train from Sheffield, one stop from Meadowhall). A train from Sheffield is only £3.50 return and trains are frequent. Rotherham is well connected to train stations all over Yorkshire and the North.
There are convoys of young writers coming by train from Sheffield, Barnsley & Doncaster with a Hive rep if you want to join us. Train times are below. You’ll see the crowds! If you are coming a long distance by train, check out the price of a return ticket to Sheffield (rather than Rotherham), which is often cheaper.
South Yorkshire trains at a glance (10am registration 10.30am start):
Sheffield to Rotherham (£3.50 return)
outbound 9.53 – 10.06
returning 18.45 – 19.02 or 18.52-19.06
Doncaster to Rotherham: (£5.70 return)
returning 18.43-19.07 or 19.13-19.40
Barnsley to Rotherham: (£5.40 return)
outbound 9.40 – 10.06
returning 18.43-19.12 or 18.52-19.34
For train costs, times and cheaper advanced tickets: www.nationalrail.co.uk
Walking to Myplace from the train & bus stations
Rotherham bus station is a 5 minute walk from the Myplace and Rotherham train station is 8 minutes walk.
Street view of Myplace:
Street view of Rotherham Train station:
For the route on foot from the train station to Myplace click here
Visual walking route from train station (8mins):
1. Turn right out of Rotherham Train Station and walk over the bridge towards ‘The County’ pub.
2. Take the left fork (next to Yorkshire Bank) onto the pedestrianised shops bit (no cars). Keep walking – charity shops on the right (no don’t stop for a bargain), Jack Futon’s and New Look on the left.
3. At the end (3 mins) ahead you’ll see a giant Tesco (try not to think about what that means for humanity). Walk to the right and behind it down the side path by the flats.
4. Myplace is just there (hiding to the right) facing the roundabout
The map linked suggests in takes longer but we’ve timed it and providing you don’t get waylaid in a charity shop or Tesco, you’re looking at 7/8 minutes!
St Ann’s Road
Phone: 01709 837428
Information on Myplace Centre
Parking at Myplace
There is no parking on site (only drop off). The nearest public car park is situated on Wharncliffe Street which is 2 minutes walk away. If you’re a writer driving to the festival and you need parking, let us know.