We are excited to be hiring three new people to join our small team: A Head of Fundraising, Fundraising Assistant and an Editorial Intern.
Recent News and events
First Story were incredibly excited to learn that not one but, six students at First Story school Oxford Spires Academy, were shortlisted for the COMPAS ‘Poetry on the Move’ competition earlier this month.
UPCOMING EVENT on Tuesday 11 March 2014: We are thrilled to announce our next literary lunch featuring best-selling author Frances Osborne in conversation with Susannah Herbert. Frances will talk about her life and work, including her most recent book, Park Lane. Tickets £60.
On 19 January, six of our London-based First Story groups enjoyed an afternoon of creative writing at the UCL Museums & Collections. Taking inspiration from the magnificent Geology Collection, fourteen-year old Charis Bartley from Lambeth Academy wrote the following piece.
Featured in the Friday Story e-newsletter, 31 January 2014 This story was written during a writing workshop at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford. The students were required to include certain words in their writing, highlighted below in bold. The night I got locked in the museum . . . it was cold, my breath a […]
On Thursday 15 May, First Story holds its second gala dinner at the Royal Institute of British Architects. Our 2012 gala dinner raised a spectacular £125,000 for First Story. Can you help us to beat this in 2014 and raise valuable funds to enable First Story to continue its work with disadvantaged young people?
This event has now taken place. Thursday 23 January 2014: Silver Spoons: can you write without one? Chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby. With a panel of writers including Alan Johnson, Stephen Kelman, Kate Fox and Salena Godden.