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THE PROJECT

During this three year project, a collective of international and local storytellers, including Lemn Sissay, Inua Ellmas & New York based storytelling collective Narrative 4 came together with local school children and communities.

Storytelling, digital literature, art and writing workshops, poetry master classes and a creative writing residency all formed part of the three year programme working with schools across the Belfast and Mid Ulster areas. This culminated in an innovation annual storytelling festival to explore the notion of home and belonging through literature, poetry and creative writing. The project also worked with Voice of Young People in Care in a residency to design a visual arts piece around the theme ‘home’.

“Everything about this project was amazing! I learned that everyone has a story to tell and we shouldn’t make assumptions until we have heard and understood it. I will never forget this experience!”

School participant