Drawing out the stories

As we head towards our winter break, I'd like to thank everyone who came out to our second workshop, including a few new faces - so wonderful to have a roomful of people making memory maps! I first used memory mapping as a writing prompt at a workshop run by the fabulous Wolf At The … Continue reading Drawing out the stories

Guest editor alert!!

Hello folks, please join me in welcoming the first of three guest editors for this blog! Jessie Joe Jacobs is an amazing women - activist, campaigner, charity leader, writer and passionate Teessider! Please visit her website to find out more about the amazing things she's been involved with, including founding A Way Out charity, and … Continue reading Guest editor alert!!

Everything stops for tea!

Take a look at these films, made by one of our workshop participants after only one session! Using skills she learned with us at mima earlier this month, Miki went away and created two fantastic short films celebrating her business, Whole Lot Of Rosie Teas. Not bad for someone who'd never filmed or edited anything … Continue reading Everything stops for tea!

We have lift-off!

This time last week I was breathing a sigh of relief as our very first digital storytelling project came to a successful conclusion - a full house of fifteen very diverse participants,  and all with a short film to show for it! We'll be able to show you an edited compilation of their films very … Continue reading We have lift-off!

Moving On by Fran Edwards

I need a change of scenery he said, looking through me at something more appealing and desirable.   I changed the sheets but the bed still smelt of him.   Three months later he changed his mind he said he'd had a change of heart.   So had I, and I'd changed the locks. Thanks … Continue reading Moving On by Fran Edwards

Workshops about to go LIVE!!!

Robert McCall, “The Prologue and the Promise” After many months of preparation, here at Celebrating Change we are about to live with our first two workshops. On 16th November, we welcome you to come to the first of our monthly sessions, where we will start to build up a portfolio of stories, poems, diary entries, vlogs, … Continue reading Workshops about to go LIVE!!!

Grief by Hannah Davies

Grief is a rough skinned gourd, with a course rind of ember green and a soft flesh fruit centre. And when this growth erupts inside your chest you are a heavy globe of roasted heart that swells and writhes and thumps against your ribs, until you don’t know whether to carve your innards out and … Continue reading Grief by Hannah Davies