As a response to Covid, we started a zoom group called "Creative Space" led by Karen ,an amazing volunteer, which evolved into a really enjoyable time for developing fictional characters, haiku poems, and generally having some fun around words and expression. Thanks to Clogaenog Funding through CVSC, we have worked with a local writer, Diane Woodrow, to help take this project further.
Many of our young people have coped through a variety of personal experiences - these include isolation, grief, involvement in county lines, transgender and identity issues. Through the medium of creative expression (writing, poetry, art, photographic, music, film - you name it!!) , we are encouraging our young people to tell their stories, and weave them collectively to create something to share with other young people.
The overall theme is "We’re pushed to an ultimate goal, but what about our stories?"
The project was showcased in Denbigh HWB in March 2022, to see the poetry, art, raps and writing that our young people have done. We are now wokring towards hosting monthly Create & Debate sessions!
To be more involved or to keep an eye on the progress and eventual production and publication join our FB group to see regular updates - contact us here for more info.
To find out about Diane Woodrow and blogging, information about writing groups and much more, check out https://aspirationaladventure.com/