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
Movie Vault
Our Team
James Rattigan

James Rattigan is a multimedia Stretch artist based in Leeds. He studied at Hull School of Art (B.A. Hons in Fine Art).

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. 

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

Art from Eastmoor Secure Unit

"I didn’t used to work in lessons, but art is relaxing and...different. "

Art from Eastmoor Secure Unit


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