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PArt of the FurnitureWorking with Creative Partnerships and the parents on Nest is an experience that I will remember for life, something that I will treasure.

CP brought out a creative side in our parents that most didn't know they had! All parents involved were allowed to be themselves without being judged. (Most of the time they are judged and face negative feedback). Watching each one grow was very emotional. We laughed and cried along our journey eventually finding pride in who we are. We discovered that as women we have so much more to offer than being just a wife or mother. We learnt a lot about who we are.

After talking to all involved about the build up to Nest and the day, participants say they will cherish this experience and can't wait for the next project. Being able to show people how they felt without having to say it, is something they all found important.

Without CP this would never have happened. The parents now have the confidence to try something new and different -
we are grateful for that and hope to build on it.... back to comments page »

Kelly Herring

Learning Mentor, Briscoe Primary School and Nursery

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A full colour, illustrated book documenting some of the images and ideas generated by this event, authored by Sarah Cole, illustrated by Talya Baldwin and published by Creative Partnerships is now available.

If you would like to find out more about the book, please feel free to get in touch.


Documentation Photographs: Andrew Whittuck, KevinDutton and Sarah Cole. Lighting Design: Adam Povey and Jake Bennett. Creative Partnerships Thames Gateway, Director: Sue Lawther. Creative Partnerships Thames Gateway, Programmer: Serena Abbott. Performers: Thomas, Lucas, Phoebe, Josh, Bobbie, Kayleigh, Zack, Bradley, John, Brooke, Hayley, Jade, Emily, Sian, Lewis, Tommy, Sarah, Clare, Josh, Alex, Casey, Pat, Jan, Karen, Christian, Aaron, Hope, Sophie, Summer, Jason, Jordan, Rachel, Paige, Connor, Lizzy, Charlie, Vissey, KerryAnn, Dean, Courteney, Karan, Caitlin, Ethan, Taylor, Jake, Abbey-lee, Jac, Katrina, Jordan, Georgia, Ben, Jordan, Iain, Charlie, Jordan, Alicia, Kelly, Ian, Debbie, Charlotte, Tammy, Nina, Fern, Diane and Vicky. Artists: Sarah Cole, Mark Storor, Jules Maxwell, Helen Lowe, Julian Walker and Rachel Anderson.