Grace is a very special member of our Middlesbrough workshop group. The film she's made will give you an insight into her life, and what she needs to secure a hopeful future. We're also delighted to bring you a poem by Grace, about her Grandma Edith who taught her how to bake. The Wedding Ring … Continue reading A digital story by Grace Turner-Thompson
Why New Year’s Resolutions Matter – by Scarlet Pink
Resolution One: Make small but MIGHTY changes Unless you’ve been living in a plastic bubble over the past few years, you will know the serious impact that plastic and waste has on our planet. We’ve seen the documentary footage of sea birds regurgitating plastic to feed their chicks and beached whales with stomachs full of … Continue reading Why New Year’s Resolutions Matter – by Scarlet Pink
It’s OK Not To Be OK – An Alternative Christmas Story by Scarlet Pink
“Tis the season to be jolly” someone wrote over a hundred years ago in a carol, so it must be true, right? The soundtrack of our festive ‘experience’ reminds us repeatedly that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year, where everybody’s having fun. Mariah’s high-pitched warbling and Slade’s manic “IT’S CHRISTMAS!” sums up … Continue reading It’s OK Not To Be OK – An Alternative Christmas Story by Scarlet Pink
Barefoot Kitchen by Scarlet Pink
“We could see what was needed in our communities and now we can make it happen” Lifelong friends bring people together through their love of growing and cooking food! I think most of us would agree, that it takes courage, resilience and a strong social conscience to grow a social enterprise from the grass … Continue reading Barefoot Kitchen by Scarlet Pink
Middlesbrough’s Best Kept Secret – Nature’s World by Scarlet Pink
From beer gardens to alleyways, public parks to community spaces; if it’s home to a few potted plants and some shrubbery, then nowadays pretty much anywhere can be a ‘secret garden.’ Most ‘secret’ gardens, are not actually meant to be secret, or they wouldn’t attract swarms of visitors. What’s the point of a beautiful garden, … Continue reading Middlesbrough’s Best Kept Secret – Nature’s World by Scarlet Pink
Two poems by Chris Stewart
This week we're happy to share two pieces by Middlesbrough performance poet Chris Stewart. Chris describes himself as "a background extra in a Harvey Weinstein movie because it is literally true. He is snoze af - so woke he had to hit snooze. He's been in loads of magazines and things you wouldn't have heard of. … Continue reading Two poems by Chris Stewart
Together, we create magic!
On Monday 13th May we will hold our second free 'digital storytelling' taster session, 1.30pm at Middlesbrough Central Library. Even if you are completely new to writing, or using iPads to make films, we can help you contribute to a simple group filmpoem - like this one, created in just 90 minutes by participants at … Continue reading Together, we create magic!
Celebrating Change – second year!
Hi all, if you haven't already heard via our social media channels, I'm very pleased to tell you that Celebrating Change is funded for a second year! We are very grateful for the support of Arts Council England, Middlesbrough Town Hall, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, the Dorman Museum, and Seed Bed charity. Our first … Continue reading Celebrating Change – second year!
A filmpoem by Tracy
The final digital story from lats year's Celebrating Change is this from Tracy - and just in the nick of time, as we can now reveal that Arts Council England is supporting us for a second year! Watch this space for more details of taster sessions leading up to our project start date on Thursday … Continue reading A filmpoem by Tracy
Changes – When, Not If by Sandra Hill
Here's a digital story that's a lot of fun. Sandra took the shape of Rudyard Kipling's most famous poem "If", and made it into her own story. We hope you enjoy her ingenuity!
What Is My Life? by Nick Smith
Nick uses vintage footage of Cannon Street to make his poem even more powerful. We hope you enjoy and share his work!
A poetry film by Sandra Falconer
In this filmpoem using archive footage, Sandra reflects on how life has changed for girls. She uses life experiences from her mother, herself, and her granddaughter to talk about how expectations and opportunities have changed for women. So this seemed the perfect digital story to share with you on International Women's Day!