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The Inside Story
Stretch Digital with the ladies
Stretch Digital in the Art Room
Story Telling at Initiatives of Change
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
The aims of the project which took place with a group of male prisoners were to teach a range of photographic skills and included, exploring meaning within the photographic image  understanding visual language,learning to use both digital and analogue cameras and creating an exhibition at the end of the 6 workshops.
The workshops were centred round three exhibitions “Thinking the Unthinkable” at The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness”by Julian Germain at the Baltic Gallery and Zona by Carl de Keyzer at the Impressions Gallery, York.
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://

Cheryl Clarke

Cheryl Clarke was a founding Trustee of  Stretch and has been a supporter since its inception. Cheryl runs her own business called Mushroom Media and provides advice for Carlotta and the team around public relations and business planning.

Paul Maven - Arts Award Moderator

"'Brilliant,  I especially enjoyed meeting the young people. Their enthusiasm for the projects and the way they spoke about the journey they had been on was testament to the hard work that has gone on'. 

Paul Maven - Arts Award Moderator - April 2012 "

Paul Maven - Arts Award Moderator
Leeds - Stretch Moderation April 2012

Sabine Zanker

"We strive to encourage the women to develop and grow and learn in prison so that they do not regard the time spent in prison as a lost time. The digital story telling workshops help the women to develop the necessary self confidence to reflect on their lives and develop some ambitions."

Sabine Zanker
Hibiscus project worker


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