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Thank you to ‘Writers…’

Adam Milford

This is Sara Norrish speaking via the medium of Adam – technical hitch involving passwords etc… We thought you’d like to read an inspiring testimonial from a young person who worked closely on our responses to Writers of Influence, who clearly gained … Continue reading 

WordFEST just around the corner!


It’s been a busy few weeks getting the WordFEST events ready for February Half Term which starts this Saturday. There have been lots of freelancer contracts and orders to write, events to plan and promotion of WordFEST to schools, youth groups and project partners. I’m … Continue reading 

No legacy is so rich as honesty

Adam Milford

Happy New Year! I can now post an image from our schools workshops on here, after getting permission through from the school. I’ve put a selection up on our Flickr page, so please go and have a look at those too. The … Continue reading 

If music be the food of love, play on

Adam Milford

The second event to be organised by The Core for Writers of Influence has now taken place – Gig in the Gallery. Local singer-songwriter Josie Newton played a great set of songs to kick off the evening, followed by a Writers of Influence pub-quiz, … Continue reading 

There was never yet philosopher that could endure the toothache patiently

Adam Milford

The school sessions are going well – we haven’t had our photographic permissions forms back from the schools yet, so I can’t post any pictures from those, but I can direct you towards our other photos on Flickr. The group … Continue reading 

Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow

Adam Milford

Shakespeare is here! In fact, he’s been here for a couple of weeks… The exhibition looks brilliant in the gallery. We’ve welcomed our first primary school to the exhibition, who were very excited to meet our actor portraying Will. Now we’re … Continue reading 

Kiki Blues

Anita Hamlin

Kiki Blues I couldn’t resist adding this song. The Creative and Media group from City School in Sheffield wrote the lyrics based on a piece of work in Graves Gallery. The quirky lyrics were inspired by the lyrics of the … Continue reading 

and now for our feature presentation…

Adam Milford

Today is the University of Plymouth’s Fresher’s Fayre, and we’re busy promoting everything we do here at the Museum and Art Gallery to the fresh young faces on campus. One of the things we’re keen to promote is our ‘Gig in … Continue reading 

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Tanya Weall

We recently opened the Writers of Influence exhibition at Southampton City Art Gallery and had a great time at the private view. I think it was a very exciting experience for the young people who attended (Anouchka, Sam, Alex, Matt … Continue reading 

Pilgrim’s Progress

Adam Milford

A progress report from Plymouth – Schools are very nearly all booked up for the workshop sessions – one or two days available at the moment, but we’re really pleased with the uptake Our young people’s events are coming along … Continue reading