This Month We Are...
Stretch Digital with the ladies
Stretch Digital in the Art Room
Story Telling at Initiatives of Change
Banning Books
 
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
EASTMOOR YOUNG OFFENDERS UNIT
Each week for over a year Stretch artist Chris Sherwin has been working with young men at Eastmoor. Chris runs art workshops with the young men and there has been a real buzz around work that has been produced. A great way to bring the art work together to share with people and celebrate the creativity of these young men is through a calendar. The 2013 calendar was brilliant and we already have a few photos from the 2014 calendar . Check out this sneak peak....
Movie Vault
Our Team
Sophie Robinson

SOPHIE ROBINSON
Sophie Robinson is Project Co-ordinator - Stories of the World at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums and our newest Trustee. We are delighted to have a museum representative on the team

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

Results
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

Education Staff

"My class were impressed by the bravery of the girls who created the films. They said they "spoke for all of us" - a great project with clear value for the women"

Education Staff
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