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‘Lightning Falls’ by Amy Wilson

Amy Wilson’s books are much loved by many of the children who come to our groups and workshops. A new book is always hugely anticipated – and no wonder. Amy’s books always seamlessly switch between our world and that of magic, effortlessly weaving characters and situations together with care and compassion. ‘Lightning Falls’ is Amy […]

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‘Between Sea and Sky’ by Nicola Penfold

If you follow Inkpots on either Twitter or Instagram, you will know that I am a huge fan of Nicola Penfold’s writing. So, the arrival of her second book, ‘Between Sea and Sky’ was eagerly anticipated, and I’m delighted to say that I wasn’t disappointed. Like Nicola’s first book, ‘Where the World turns Wild’, ‘Between […]

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‘Gloves off’ by Louisa Reid

‘Gloves Off’  by Louisa Reid is a novel that focuses on main character Lily’s journey in her final year at school, looking into her relationship with mother Bernadette, the struggles in her family life and how in school she is ruthlessly bullied  and isolated by her classmates. She finds hope, friendship and confidence when she […]

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The Inkpots creative jar exercise

A few years ago, I developed a tool to help measure how we were feeling creatively, and showed if we needed a boost. Imagine an old-fashioned sweet jar – the ones with the screw tops. Filled with pineapple chunks, rhubarb and custards, pear drops, cinnamon twists. The delights of childhood. This is a good way […]

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Inkpots vision and values 2021

At the start of this year, after all the changes the pandemic had brought, it felt an appropriate time to look at our vision and values again. The following will provide the start of our own road map as we come out of the pandemic too, and continue to offer the very best programmes and […]

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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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