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Embracing winter creativity

As the nights draw in here in the northern hemisphere, it’s a great time to review the creative activities which bring us most pleasure. It’s particularly important this year with the continuing restrictions to our lives because of corona virus. During our full national lockdown in the UK earlier in the year, creativity was so […]

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Owl and the Lost Boy by Amy Wilson

Every time Amy Wilson has a new book published is a special occasion here at Inkpots. But especially so when it is a sequel to ‘A Girl called Owl’ which is a much loved title from a few years ago. Owl is the daughter of a human mother and Jack Frost. In ‘A Girl called […]

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‘Witch’ by Finbar Hawkins

In a 17th century England ravaged by civil war, witch hunts became part of the plan to oust the king. A young, proud girl – confused by her own powers of magick – sees her mother put to death at the hands of witch-hunters. Bold, fiery Evey swears to avenge her mother’s death, while still […]

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Mid year review at Inkpots

On 19 March, I locked the door to our creative space in the Burgess Hill Academy in Sussex,  not knowing when I would open it up again. We were just about to head into lockdown in the UK and uncertainty abounded. All I knew then was that I needed to quickly get Inkpots online so […]

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Telling our stories during lockdown

“After nourishment, shelter and companionship, stories are the thing we need most in the world.” Phillip pullman We are natural story-tellers. It helps us understand, interpret and navigate through the world. Story-telling skills – the crafting of a message – help us in so many ways in relationships, our work and study and at play. […]

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Creative space for all

Eighteen months ago, a chance conversation started a chain of events which lead to Inkpots developing its own creative space at our local secondary school, the Burgess Hill Academy. Six months ago, enough work had happened on the room to provide us with a blank canvas and the really magical work could begin. We were […]

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Creativity and our wellbeing

At Inkpots, we are lucky enough to have great links with our local secondary school, the Burgess Hill Academy. We have our own creative space there and in September, started a new group for the Year 7 students who had recently started. This week, I was asked by a couple of young people if we […]

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Creative space at The Burgess Hill Academy

In the six and a half years since Inkpots started, we have been involved in many exciting projects. But the latest one at The Burgess Hill Academy has to be right at the top of the list. We are currently working alongside the Academy to develop a room just off the Library into a creative […]

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