Here’s a taste of some of the creative work that has come out of our young writers’ imaginations:

Wild, Wild, World

Live & Breathe

Past, Present, Future

Me, Myself & Us


Six Boxes

Stories Afloat

Night & Day


Our second residency, BrightSTAR, took place in Moulsecoomb Primary School in early 2018. Find out more about the project here.

Pebbles, People and Places to Go: A Children’s Adventurous Guide to Brighton and Hove

Pebbles, People and Places to Go: A Children’s Adventurous Guide to Brighton and Hove is the city’s first travel guide written for children by children. Pick up a copy at your local Brighton & Hove library or flip through the pages online here.


Superstition, an original crime play, was written by students aged 11 to 15 who attend our Little Green Pig Tuesday club at Portslade Aldridge Community Academy.  It was performed by professional actors at the Sallis Benney Theatre in May 2017.

The Tooth & Claw Store

Our magical residency at City Academy Whitehawk from January – April 2017, in which we worked with every child in the school at the mythical Tooth & Claw Store. Read more about the project here and watch the film:

Street Stories

Young writers from our Thursday Club collaborated with Brighton Housing Trust to create an immersive audio tour around Brighton which debuted in Brighton Fringe in 2016. Read about how it went here.


We had fun with Mr Ward’s Year 6 class From St Mark’s Primary School and IntoUniversity learning about journalism.  LatestTV was there to help.

Grunge – a 3 episode soap opera created by 12 to 14 year olds

Write for a Bright Future

We are part a global movement!  Have a look at the ‘Write for a Bright Future‘ conference hosted by the Ministry of Stories, attended by Dave Eggers, Roddy Doyle, Nick Hornby and writing centres like ours from around the world! A brilliant way to share best practice, compare learning methodologies, and play with tamarinds and string.

City Life – a soap opera created by 9 to 11 year olds


Other projects

The making of Murder in the Manor – an interactive murder mystery tour of Preston Manor

One Story, Many Endings – a collaborative story project with children across the world

Interested in getting involved? Sign up for one of our after-school clubs here!