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The International Yeti Collective – illustration reveal

We are delighted to be taking part in the blog tour of The International Yeti Collective by Paul Mason which is published on 17 October 2019. We’re particularly pleased to be able to exclusively reveal one of the gorgeous illustrations by Katy Riddell. Katy’s illustrations add a charmming dimension to the book, and help guide […]

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Pausing for thought

After running 3,500 after school clubs, holidays workshops and events over almost seven years, I closed the doors on a chapter of my business and my life in July this year. It’s been a wonderful roller coaster of a ride with many, many ups and downs. There are tons of treasured memories – from a […]

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Thank you

At 4.15pm on  Wednesday 10 July the curtain will fall on Inkpots After School Clubs. It’s almost seven years since a seed of an idea grew into a business plan and the very first club opened its doors. Since then over 1,000 children have been through Inkpots and there have been 3,500 club sessions, workshops […]

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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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All change at Inkpots

It’s all change here at Inkpots. From July, I will no longer be running after school clubs. I have already finished at St Wilfrid’s in Burgess Hill and Lindfield Primary Academy. I will be saying goodbye to the rest of the school groups at the end of the summer term. This has been one of […]

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Inkpots’ best bits of 2018

When Nick Sharratt came to visit On one of the hottest days of the year, one of the loveliest people came to visit Inkpots. Nick Sharratt is hugely popular at Inkpots, particularly for his illustration of Jacqueline Wilson’s books. One of our members, Rebecca, is a particularly big fan and has been inspired by Nick’s […]

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Creative ideas for Autumn half term

October half term is upon here in Sussex – and it’s also being a true season of mists and mellow fruitfulness. We have been lucky enough to have had some lovely Autumnal days and, hopefully, these will continue into the school holidays. So here are some ideas for creative activities to do inspired by the […]

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Halloween reading recommendations

The nights are drawing in, which means it’s the perfect time to cosy up with a good book! To get you in the mood for the Halloween season, here are our top autumnal reading recommendations. Younger Readers (7-9) The Witches by Roald Dahl – Dahl is perfect for any time of year, but this tale […]

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