About Us

Collected Works CIC is dedicated to getting the community reading. Each year we reach audiences of over 300,000 across Sussex, and work directly with 5,300 children and adults to help them develop a love of reading.

We deliver an exciting annual offer of reading based projects and activities working with many local partners which has included: Brighton Festival, New Writing South, QueenSpark Books, the Universities of Brighton and Sussex and Brighton & Hove City Libraries.

We work hard to reach adults and children in areas of high deprivation and projects like our READ ALOUD initiatives have supported hundreds of vulnerable people with their reading. CITY READS was our annual big read for adults which ran from 2005 – 2019. It’s sister project, YOUNG CITY READS ran from 2013 – 2020. After 15 successful years of running Big Reads we decided it was time to diversify our reading programme, so that we could work with a wider range of partners from the cultural, community and public sectors on different reading initiatives, at different times of the year. Visit our LATEST PROJECTS page to find out what we are working on at the moment.

Sarah Hutchings (Director)

CONTACT: sarah [at] collectedworks.co.uk 

Hilary Cooke

Hilary Cooke (Outreach Manager)

CONTACT: hilary [at] collectedworks.co.uk 

Laura Halliwell (Project Co- ordinator – Children’s Projects

CONTACT: laura [at] collectedworks.co.uk 

Vicky Tremain

Vicky Tremain (Creative Freelance Associate)

Patrons of Collected Works CIC