Christchurch Community Project kicked off in August 2018 with a free children’s workshop at Portfield Hall. Thanks to funding from Portfield Trust, we were able to run further workshops at Christchurch Library, Somerford ARC and Mudeford Wood Community Centre. We have also gone into several local schools to talk to the children about how they can get involved in the project. Submission boxes have been left at Christchurch Library, Somerford ARC, Portfield Hall, Christchurch Junior School, Burton Primary, Mudeford Junior School and Twynham Primary. We have already got some fantastic submissions from local schoolchildren and look forward to many more.
The Red House Museum showed an interest in our project towards the end of 2018, and since then, Chantelle has been working alongside the museum manager, Laura Bullivant, to put together an Arts Council application that will, if successful, see this community writing project grow into something far bigger and better than first anticipated.
We will update this page as and when we have news!
Meanwhile, if you would like to know more or have a submission, please email Chantelle on firstname.lastname@example.org