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Finding Space in Silence

Doesn’t everything seem LOUD (or oddly quiet) at the moment?

BlueJam is teaming up with Jess from Growing Poetry to Find Space in Silence: that quiet place from where our imagination can emerge.

We invite you to come on this journey with us – find a place in your house that you don’t sit in normally (maybe its the corner of the kitchen, a spot in the hallway, a chair in the garden) and make it cozy. Then, when all is calm, choose some writing inspiration from our booklet, the ones that makes your brain flutter with ideas, the ones that will take you into new worlds or help you explore this one. And then you create, create, create – in writing, or drawing or even recording. This project is for everyone – from children to teenagers to adults, everyone is welcome. Enjoy!

Gallery of Work

Julie Hoggarth

Fragment pieces – free writing on old watercolour paintings

Rowan Bennett (Age 7)

In response to the prompt ”When I am Taller…”


Martyn Halsall

A poem exploring the ideas of going ‘out’ beyond the floor walls of the designated room, finding space- on the ridge above Wasdale that is close to where we live- and ‘being’, via the poem, somewhere where I would wish to go.

Otis (aged 4)

Otis tells us about his imaginary world