About Us

The Writers’ Block and The Story Republic were created by Kernow Education Arts Partnership, focussing on our specialism in creative writing, literature and the impact of transformation of space.

A registered charity, KEAP was founded in 2001 as an arts education agency, championing best practice and supporting schools and artists in creating an arts rich, creative curriculum. Fast forward to 2014, and after the funding landscape changed significantly, we took the brave step to move from being a service organisation to being a producer. Using our skills, experiences and literature specialism we have created unique programmes and projects which focus on building experiences, confidence, skills and enjoyment in writing and story.

The Writers’ Block –  a unique creative writing hub near Redruth designed by artists, writers and theatre makers. Both a place to write and a place to unlock ideas and creativity. Find out more here.

Projects – working with schools and other cultural partners such as Geevor Tin Mine, Wheal Martyn China Clay Museum, Kresen Kernow and Hall for Cornwall, we collaborate on bespoke projects using creative writing with other art forms often on themes derived from heritage and sense of place.

Installations – Transformation of space has huge impact, and we can create residencies in many spaces – schools, libraries, community centres – where the community can experience some of the magic of The Writers’ Block in their own locality.

The Story Republic – our team of glamorous troubadours who bring Cornish story, poetry and song to festivals, events, cafes, castles and hilltops across Cornwall and beyond. They specialise in pop up performances, poetry by stealth, and always bring laughter with them. Find out more here.



We are hugely grateful to our funders, national and local, who have supported the creation and ongoing development of The Writers’ Block and The Story Republic.



There are various ways in which you can support our work, even just coming along to our workshops and events and spreading the word to your friends will help!

We are also developing a team of volunteers to support our events and help us to get the word out in our communities. If you are interested in volunteering,  get in touch with Amanda Harris on [email protected]

You can also donate directly to support our work in The Writers’ Block. We value every donation we receive!

Kernow Education Arts Partnership is a Company Limited by Guarantee No. 4253902 and a Registered Charity No. 1095166 www.keap.org.uk