This Month We Are...
Stretch Digital Storytelling Week in France
My first visit to prison!
Stretch is Recruiting!!!
Stretch to collaborate with Made Corrections
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
Simon has been working with Chris Sherwin during this year to complete his Gold Arts Award. For Unit Two Simon has to plan, deliver and review an arts project he has developed. For several months Simon has been working with a group of elderly residence at Tealbeck care home. This 'Drawing on Memory' project will be shared with friends and families of the residence this week at the care home. The project has been both a big success and a big challenge for Simon. As the project comes to an end Chris has received feedback from a range of people. There is a few quotes from this project. 'I looked at the collection of art “ Drawing on Memory” and thought the art work and the concept absolutely outstanding. 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 Chris'
Movie Vault
Our Team
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.

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

Prison Director

"Thank you for putting the person back into the statistic"

Prison Director
HMP Peterborough

Exhibiting art work at the Otley Courthouse

"Simon has really bought into the STRETCH award programme and has gained a massive amount in the areas of self esteem & personal progress. 

Simon's Keyworker
June 2012 "

Exhibiting art work at the Otley Courthouse


Please contact us on:


Telephone: 01904 673498 / 07887923264


We are currently updating our payment systems