Inside Stories-Storytelling Activities Booklet

Inside Stories-Storytelling Activities Booklet

Inside Stories-Storytelling Activities Booklet

Graphic of Gavin Young by Michell Flint

Thanks to funding from Warwickshire County Council we are able to offer the CEV group (Clinically Extremely Vulnerable) of people living through this global pandemic a FREE storytelling booklet that has six lessons in it from storyteller Gavin Young.

The following six stories have been placed here to be read at the end of each lesson in the INSIDE STORIES Storytelling Booklet. They can, of course, be read anytime you like, though each story builds on the theme in the lessons, enhancing what you get out of them. Enjoy!

Story 1

Story 2

Story 3

Story 4

Story 5

Click HERE for more storytelling resources

If you live in Warwickshire and are one of the clinically extremely vulnerable people please contact Jenny for the storytelling booklet 07946 585978

The P.O.I.N.T. (Providing Opportunities Inspiration and Nurture towards…)

The P.O.I.N.T. (Providing Opportunities Inspiration and Nurture towards…)

A new project for Arts Uplift CIC using film-making with adults that are unemployed or economically inactive from across Warwickshire. The brilliant EGO Performance Company will be delivering it who are very experienced and are great fun to work with too! No experience of film-making is necessary. The aim is to support people’s well-being who are out of work and not in education or training to work together to create a new short film. The course aims to improve people’s confidence and skills so that they can be supported in to employment, education or training after the course finishes.

The POINT offers the highest quality tailored training program that supports unemployed people to support themselves. Investing in them and encouraging them to take responsibility for their own future and direction. Through performance skills and production arts we offer opportunities to build confidence and self esteem, helping individuals to recognise their strengths, abilities and talent, to aim higher, set goals, and move forward into further training, education or employment. The project allows individuals to choose a pathway in the arts or non-arts sectors, it gives experience of working together, in smaller teams and individually to achieve the goal of producing a short film.

As well as gaining new skills and exploring their personal qualities the project offers individual mentoring. The activities and tasks ensure individuals will:

• Identify and break the personal barriers to getting back ‘on track’
• aim higher, explore their potential and set goals.
• improve listening and speaking skills.
• improve work ethic, punctuality and professionalism.
• improve understanding of what employers want.
• improve team work skills.
• discover talent and strengths, as well as area’s that would benefit from improvement.
• rekindle hope, drive and ambition.

This project is funded by the European Social Fund and the Education and Skills Funding Agency, and supported by the Local Enterprise Partnership.

The first course starts on 8 January on Fridays from 2.30-4.30pm at Brunswick Healthy Living Centre, Leamington Spa (Currently online due to Covid-19). Travel costs can be covered for the participants.

Course 2 will start on Friday 26th February from 2.30pm-4.30pm on Zoom

Course 3 will start on Friday 16 April from 2.30pm to 4.30pm either online or in person Covid-19 dependent

To book and more information contact Jenny Davis Project Manager 07946 585978

View leaflet here 

Face to Face Course content is here 

Online course content is here 


Inside Stories 2

Inside Stories 2

Thanks to funding from Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust we will be delivering more workshops with CGL (Change Grow Live) from Coventry and Warwickshire with adults that are recovering from alcohol and drug addiction and with mental health issues. Deborah Rose will be delivering some song writing workshops online through Zoom from November 2020 and the group will create their own song that will be professionally recorded. Gavin Young will then follow on next year and will deliver creative writing to the group where they will create their own story or poem.

Click here for the leaflet

This is what the group wrote last time click here 

Suitcase Stories 3 Worcestershire

Suitcase Stories 3 Worcestershire

Thanks to funding from Arts Council England, Worcester City Council, Redditch Borough Council, Wyre Forest District Council, The Elmley Foundation, Severn Arts, Museums Worcestershire and Worcestershire County Council we are able to deliver reminiscence and drama sessions to people living with dementia and their carers in Worcester, Wyre Forest and Redditch for 7 months from January to July 2021. Phase one will be with 3 care homes and we hope phase 2 and 3 will be delivered in the community at local museums. We will also be working with 9 Primary schools at Keystage 2 to interview the older people and also create new short films based on the memories collected. These films will be shown at a live You Tube event. We also hope to work with drama students from Worcester University that will be mentored through the process. Vamos Theatre will also be offering ‘Listening With Your Eyes’ training for all involved.

If you are a care home in Worcestershire then please contact Jenny Davis 07946 585978 to book for phase 1. See leaflet for care homes here

For past Suitcase Stories projects see our Past Projects page.