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
PHOTOGRAPHY AT YARM PRISON
The aims of the project which took place with a group of male prisoners were to teach a range of photographic skills and included, exploring meaning within the photographic image  understanding visual language,learning to use both digital and analogue cameras and creating an exhibition at the end of the 6 workshops.
The workshops were centred round three exhibitions “Thinking the Unthinkable” at The Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art, “For every minute you are angry you lose sixty seconds of happiness”by Julian Germain at the Baltic Gallery and Zona by Carl de Keyzer at the Impressions Gallery, York.
Movie Vault
Our Team
Chris Sherwin

CHRIS SHERWIN
Chris brings over 23 years of museum design experience, with a track record of delivering the best results with tight deadlines he ensures young people can share in a professional approach. 

Chloe Plumb

CHLOE PLUMB
Chloe is our brilliant freelance documentary filmmaker. Already this year she has made three films, check them out by following our Vimeo links..............

Results
Anonymous

""I haven't felt this special in ages - we don't get to do these things""

Anonymous
HMP Askham Grange

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
Bronzefield

 
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