"Without doubt the best conference I’ve ever attended!" Changing Stories: Epilogue

Without doubt the best conference I’ve ever attended!! I love the work and the belief in the reality that ‘we are all artists’.
— Delegate Feedback
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Wow. Such a fun day! We didn’t really know what to expect, but what a thought-provoking, insightful day! So many great conversations had and connections made. P.S. Loved getting creative all day!
— Delegate Feedback

Changing Stories: Epilogue was the final event of the project.  It was a symposium that we staged in HMP Thorn Cross on 11thApril, 2019.  The symposium showcased some of the work that had been made, demonstrated our working methods and provided attendees with an opportunity to gain first-hand experience of participation in a creative arts workshop.  

This was amazing.I got a chance to talk to residents here and the play made my cry! Many thanks to everyone involved!
— Delegate Feedback

Delegates watched a short performance written with the men of HMP Lancaster Farms, listened to music performed by men from HMP Thorn Cross and then moved on to participate in a series of short workshops, where (amongst other things) they learned how to play the ukulele, drew a self-portrait and composed a poem.

You can watch a short video detailing the conference here.

I chose yellow paper to match the sun shining outside and inside this room. It has been a happy day. Great to be a participator instead of a facilitator for a change. Inspired to be more creative with my students and get rid of the side of my brain that thinks too much.
— Delegate Feedback
Simon Ruding