Celebrating Change is a year-long digital storytelling project based in Middlesbrough. It is funded by Arts Council England, and is led by film-maker Laura Degnan and poet Kirsten Luckins.

The project has two parallel components, digital and face-to-face. This blog is the digital strand, and is intended as a magazine space where anyone at all can submit poems, stories and films about their experiences of change. We will post up writing prompts and exercises from our real-time workshops, and we will feature guest editors. Please take a look at our Stories page for submissions guidelines.

In real time, we are working with a group of Middlesbrough residents every first Thursday of the month. They will use a variety of creative writing and digital techniques to tell stories about changes in their own lives, and the life of their communities. The group is hosted by our venue partners MIMA, Middlesbrough Town Hall, and the Dorman Museum.