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Anon by Reena Patel, Wembley High Technical College

Inspired by ‘The Courtyard of a House in Delft’, Pieter de Hooch, 1658 It seemed as though time had slowed to a standstill. The day was lazy; hot and humid and it was all she could do to stand there and not give in to the temptation to go inside. She had to wait. It […]

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Anon by Sabiha Alam, Skinners’ Academy

Inspired by ‘The Family of Darius before Alexander’, Paolo Veronese, 1565-7 I’m scared. Apparently we have made some kind of mistake, but I don’t think its right for us to be here, pleading for our lives. All my life, I’ve been told we don’t bow down to anyone. We don’t beg for mercy. We are […]

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Impossible is Possible by Hamza, Willowfield Humanities College

Inspired by ‘Bacchus and Ariadne’, Titian, 1520-3 Stars in broad daylight. You would not believe it. Think of the sun, burning and blinding you. A Supernova exploding in your mind like. Pain and light coursing its way to your eyes. Your eyes reading the unreadable. The same intensity repeated seven times. The sky is so […]

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Anon by Himiko Shiragami, Willowfield Humanities College

Inspired by ‘An Experiment on a Bird in the Air Pump’, Joseph Wright  ‘of Derby’, 1768 My stomach grumbled as I swapped arms to hold up the stupid bird cage. It made my arms and hands ache with the strain of pulling the rope down, preventing the cage from falling right on my head. I […]

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Young Writers’ Workshop October

First Story courses are for young writers interested in creative writing. Over two days of workshops, our writers will lead participants through exercises and discussions that explore elements of creative writing and focus on imagination, voice, and expression. Participants also have the chance to develop their own writing in group workshops and one-to-one tutorials with […]

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Wishlist

Our wishlist consists of items which would really help us deliver the First Story programme in areas of need. It includes: Exercise books Digital camera Writing paper Pens Notebooks Calculator Laptops If you can help with any of the above, we’d love to hear from you! Just drop us a line: info@firststory.org.uk. Thank you!

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Volunteer for First Story

Thank you for taking an interest in volunteering for First Story. We rely on the help of people with a wide range of skills to support the work that we do, either from home or in our London office. Some of the ways you can help us include: Proof reading (January-July) Copy editing (January-July) Designers (January-July) […]

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Stories to make you laugh or cry

Wednesday 29 February, The Tabernacle, London Premier debating forum Intelligence² is staging a fundraising evening in aid of First Story. The event will see poets, novelists and an actor take to the stage, each with fifteen minutes to make you laugh or cry or both. Join us to hear stories from William Fiennes, Salena Godden, […]

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