What This Notice Covers

The National Centre for Writing is committed to protecting all personal information you may share with us as:

This notice explains what information we may collect about you, how and why we may keep and process this information, including circumstances in which we may share it with third parties, and how you can ask us to amend or remove from our records any information we hold about you. This notice also relates to circumstances in which we may receive personal data about you from third parties.

Who We Are

The National Centre for Writing’s mission is to put literature at the heart of contemporary culture. Through pioneering and collaborative projects we explore the artistic and social power of creative writing and literary translation. The National Centre for Writing (also known as Writers’ Centre Norwich) is a registered UK charity number 1110725. We are also a registered company limited by guarantee in England and Wales, registration number 05242876.


To be a centre for national and international literary exchange in a world class UNESCO City of Literature


To establish the National Centre for Writing at Dragon Hall as a creatively distinctive, nationally networked and financially resilient centre of excellence that delivers benefits to writers, literary translators, the literature sector and our physical and digital communities from an outstanding Grade 1 Listed campus in the heart of Norwich, England’s first UNESCO City of Literature

Aim 1 (Art)

To create opportunities for writers and literary translators, and support a diverse and vibrant literary ecology.

Aim 2 (Learning)

To increase the range and depth of opportunities to participate in and benefit from creative writing, reading and literary translation.

Aim 3 (Place)

To improve the cultural, social and economic ecology of Norwich, UNESCO City of Literature and the New Anglia region helping create a more attractive place to live, work and visit

Aim 4 (Sustainability & Viability)

To improve the viability and long-term sustainability of the organisation.

Aim 5 (Operational)

To be an effective, inclusive, viable and accountable organisation.

What is Personal Information?

Personal information is any data which can be used to identify an individual. It may include your name, address, email address, phone numbers (landline and mobile), banking details, purchasing history, correspondence (including records of telephone conversations and text messages), photos, video footage, podcasts, press briefings, CCTV records. It does not include information which has been anonymised.

Why We Hold and Process Personal Information

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into force on the 25th May 2018, sets out six headings under which organisations are entitled to store and process personal information. Processing information means the way we use it. These are:

Where Do We Collect Personal Information From?

Information you give to us:

Data we collect from third parties:

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

What Personal Information Do We Share?

We may share any personal data necessary to fulfil our legal and contractual obligations and to protect your health and safety. This may include sharing information with statutory bodies, health services, our funders and other organisations we work with. If the information we hold about you is not required for legal or contractual purposes, or for your health and safety, we will not share it without your explicit consent to do so.

We take all reasonable steps to ensure that any third parties with whom we share your information store and process that data in accordance with the GDPR. However, you should be aware that, when they are processing your data, their own policies and procedures apply rather than ours.

How Do We Protect Your Information?


When you visit our website, we may assign your computer one or more cookies, to facilitate access to our site and to personalise your online experience. Through the use of a cookie, we also may automatically collect information about your online activity on our site, such as the web pages you visit, the links you click, and the searches you conduct on our site. Most browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you choose to decline cookies, please note that you may not be able to sign in or use some of the interactive features offered on our website.

Your Rights

Under the GDPR, you have the right to:

If you wish to make an access request, or request that your personal information be updated or removed from our records, or if you have any queries about the way we process your data, please contact us at info@writerscentrenorwich.org.uk and we will respond to your request within seven days. Alternatively, you can call us on 01603 877177 or write to us at: National Centre for Writing, Dragon Hall, 115-123 King Street, Norwich NR1 1QE

Changes to This Notice

The National Centre for Writing may update this Privacy Notice at any time, without prior notice. The latest version will always be available on our website.