In our January session, we came together to write a communal poem inspired by a simple yet powerful life-story poem, written by local hero Sara Dennis. (See below for full poem). In it, Sara lists a long series of events and actions, some of which seem to be behaviour patterns repeating, some of which are … Continue reading Stop Motion 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
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!!
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!
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!
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
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!!!