This Month We Are...
Banning Books
Working with Penrose Charity
Story's Out!
Family view points in storytelling
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
Horizons is a two year project funded by the Big Lottery. Working with residential care homes of local authority Looked After Children and secure units for young offenders, we will be delivering programmes that use museums, galleries and heritage as inspiration but can respond in any artistic media. The project aims to deliver Trinity and Guildhall Arts Awards over two years.
Movie Vault
Our Team
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.


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://

Stretch and Eastmoor Calander 2013

"'Art takes me away from all my problems' aged 14 "

Stretch and Eastmoor Calander 2013
Eastmoor Secure Unit

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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