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
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
James Preedy

James Preedy is working as a fundraiser for Stretch. He brings with him 15 years legal experience as a solicitor. Working recently in criminal law he has a passion for supporting the  welfare of the marginalised groups Stretch aims to reach. James played a significant role in securing the Big Lottery Reaching Communities Grant for Horizons. 

Carlotta Goulden-Allum

Carlotta Goulden-Allum
Founder, artist, story-teller, teacher, do-gooder, manager and mother-hen. Stretch is my baby and I am going to change the world, bit by bit.


Visitors to Simons Exhibition

"'Makes the room feel so much nicer. Lovely work and lovely colours.'

'Amazing artwork, Simon, very detailed and good perspectives. you have a real talent. Keep it up. Well done. I am very impressed with your artistic talents.' "

Visitors to Simons Exhibition
Otley Courthouse

Prison Director

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

Prison Director
HMP Peterborough


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