Scribble Ink is three, and the magic shows no sign of abating. Since turning two, we have grown immensely - expanding overseas to Africa; collaborating with schools in Kenya, whilst also strengthening community programmes based in the UK.
It is hard to believe just how much we’ve achieved in such a short space of time, but I am extremely proud of, and equally inspired by, the incredible success of the last year alone. From tapping into the pulse of a nation during the Olympics, creating a literary legacy from local communities through poetry and prose, to developing inclusive programmes for adults with different abilities, utilising a combination of visuals and sounds to create intriguing short stories. In addition, a range of enriching opportunities for young people were offered through theatre in the creation of monologues, pen pal letters, short stories, interactive storytelling and puppet making, whilst digital story development workshops for Holocaust survivors entailed a deeply rewarding experience, which also enabled many to engage with iPad technology for the first time. To top it all, Scribble Ink has recently entered into a creative collaboration with The University of East London in order to provide an exclusive programme for students who are keen to develop both their writing and employability skills.
Enthused by the achievements of last year, Scribble Ink has much to look forward to including the launch of accredited courses with recognised qualifications, new and improved tailor made programmes for various groups, as well as endeavouring to expand across the world; promoting Scribble Ink through a new Youtube Channel, Scribble Ink TV, and exploring ambitions to continue work internationally.
Before pressing on with the aforementioned, I’d like to thank you in advance for your continued support via donations, following me on Twitter, liking the Facebook page, joining the Linked-in group, and even taking the time to read this newsletter.
I will return with further updates in the Spring, when all programmes and consultations will recommence.
Long live the writers' revelation revolution!