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Good News!

   circle hands up, originally uploaded by littlegreenpig. Just to let you all know, we have been successful with our recent funding bid to Brighton & Hove City Council. This is fantastic news as it will enable us to pay for venue hire, buy a printer and get going on production of the first ever… read more »

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Battling with Ballads

Ever tried to write a ballad? It isn’t easy, but the Saddlebacks composed an impressive variety of poems, attempting to stick to the patterend rhythm and rhyme. We started off by listening to some famous love song ballads (or famous for some of us!) and then thought about the various techniques that the form of… read more »

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What’s your story?

   Piglets and Waterstones competition, originally uploaded by littlegreenpig.    Both the Piglets and Saddlebacks wrote entries for the Waterstones What’s your Story writing competition yesterday. It’s amazing how the chance to win £500 of book tokens got the creative juices flowing! With the Piglets group we played a word association game to come up… read more »

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Ask the Audience

Saddlebacks waiting to perform, originally uploaded by littlegreenpig. You may remember that we left some postcards on the chairs in the audience at our Little Green Pig Performance Evening. Here are a couple of the fantastic responses. Write a limerick about a man who likes fish: There was an old curious day-tripper Who found an… read more »

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Still inspired…

   Dillan, originally uploaded by littlegreenpig. Thank you all for your comments about the performance night. We’ve had great feedback from everyone who came along and Lucy and I have been on a high all week. Several of you have asked if we are going to have another one – and the answer is yes,… read more »

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A great success

          Ione and audience, originally uploaded by littlegreenpig. Our first Little Green Pig Performance Night yesterday went brilliantly. Seventeen of our young people (eight Piglets, eight Saddlebacks and Lucy McClean, our volunteer) stepped up to the mic and treated our ears to the some of the stories and poems they’ve been creating over the last… read more »

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Don’t forget…

   Saddlebacks at table, originally uploaded by littlegreenpig. …it’s our performance night on Tuesday so our Piglets and Saddlebacks will be stepping up to the mic. Here we are making our final preparations for the big night. We were happy to see we got a mention in  What’s On Brighton so we’re expecting a good… read more »

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Tell me your story

   Maya Angelou, originally uploaded by littlegreenpig.    Last week I led a half term workshop for young people at Jubilee Library. The theme for the workshop was writing from your own life experiences. It was a small group but we got some good writing done, and I got to join in too! First of… read more »

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Little Green Pig Performance Night

Picture courtesy of Gratzer Roll up, roll up! We will be holding our first Little Green Pig Performance Night on Tuesday 10th June. It looks set to be a great night, giving the children and young people from the Piglets and Saddlebacks a chance to perform the best of their writing from the last six months…. read more »

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Counting sy -lla -bles

Leo and Lillie Sorry for the late post this week. I am up to my ears in ear poems, preparing for a poem trail at Portslade Infants School this Wednesday. If any of you live that end of town, come and take a look. There will be strings of special Sound Detective poems on display… read more »

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