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Stretch Digital in the Art Room
Story Telling at Initiatives of Change
Banning Books
Working with Penrose Charity
 
Current Project
STRETCH DIGITAL
STRETCH DIGITAL
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
STRETCH'S SUMMER SCREEN PRINTING WORKSHOPS 2012
On August the 6th and 7th, young people from a residential care home in Leeds attended a screen printing workshop at an artist’s studio where they could access a range of equipment , resources and expertise These workshops were a big challenge for the young creatives as they explored ways to create original designs for personalised t-shirts. The process of screen printing is requires high levels of concentration and attention to detail. The young people demonstrated really courage in their willingness to try new things and juggle the challenges of adapting their designs when were offered ways to improve their initial ideas.
Movie Vault
Our Team
Kay Goodridge

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:// www.kaygoodridgephotographics.com

Garnet Dore

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

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Jamie

"This music studio is wicked! I love it in here I could stay all week. I want to go on and do my Gold if possible"

Jamie
South Leeds Youth Hub, Stretch Silver Award

College Sucess

"After achieving her Silver Arts Award, this young person used the confidence she had gained to apply for a BTEC Performing Arts course. She told Stretch ‘I could have never got to college without you. I am so so grateful and thank you for not giving up on me’   "

College Sucess
Leeds

 
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