This Month We Are...
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
SIMON'S GOLD ARTS AWARD - HIS JOURNEY
Simon has been working with Stretch artist Chris Sherwin for two years. During this time he has achieved his Bronze and Silver Arts Award. Simon’s Gold Arts Award project has introduced him to a range of new people and environments. He has been commissioned by Leeds Council to create an original painting inspired by a local statue. As well as developing his own skills he has been sharing his ideas with the residents at a care home for elderly residence. After a year of planning, making and exploring Simon is now reflecting on the journey he has traveled with Chris.
Movie Vault
Our Team
Carlotta Goulden-Allum

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.

 

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

Results
Dzasmina - Cooperative Academy

"I liked working with the scripts, it makes me more comfortable so i dont have to worry about what to say. It was fun, thank you "

Dzasmina - Cooperative Academy
Leeds

Hayley

"Going on the Stretch project has given me confidence, I'm usually a bit funny with people but I feel like I could go to college now, try something new"

Hayley
Leeds, Discovery Centre

 
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