This Month We Are...
Banning Books
Working with Penrose Charity
Story's Out!
Family view points in storytelling
Current Project
After the success of the Stretch Story Box project and in direct response to an emerging need from the offending community we are luanching a new programme for the next 3 years with the aim of closing the 'digital divide' between prisoners and the rest of the community.
Digital story telling has been a real success and a really creative way to hear the true voice of the offending community. 
Nick Hardwick, HM Chief Inspector of Prisons, in the report Through the Gateway writes:

“We can’t go on with prisons in a pre-internet dark age: inefficient, wasteful and leaving prisoners woefully unprepared for the real world they will face on release. I have not met one prison professional who does not think drastic change is needed.”
From The Archives
We delivered an exciting and innovative project in HMP Askham Grange with Stretch artist Kay Goodridge. The theme was 'Landscapes' and we worked in partnership with the South Square Gallery in Bradford with a group of 10 female prisoners. We were able to work in the prison and out on location in Thornton. 
Movie Vault
Our Team
Kay Goodridge

Kay Goodridge is a freelance photographer and artist who has worked with Stretch since 2005.
She has prioritised developing her own practice as a visual artist alongside her work as a community artist, teacher, organiser and facilitator, and has worked with a wide range of people. She is committed to the power of creativity to change lives and attitudes. http://

Garnet Dore

Garnet Dore is a nationally acclaimed fine artist with a studio at Dean Clough. Garnet brings his blend of charisma and technical skill to groups of young people who need guidance

Caroline Alford

"The films left me speechless and in total surprise. They were honest and made me see another side to the women


Caroline Alford
Bronzefiled Staff

Praise for Stretch Artist - Chris Sherwin

"We are extremely proud of Simon and his achievements and also appreciate that this could not have been possible without your dedication hard work and commitment "

Praise for Stretch Artist - Chris Sherwin


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