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Supported by:

Esmee Fairbairn Foundation

Paul Hamlyn Foundation

The Heritage Lottery Fund


Welcome to OpenStoryTellers

We are a community group open to everyone who has a story to share. We use both personal and traditional stories to develop social inclusion. Our mission is to enrich the lives of people with learning and communication difficulties, and those who live and work with them, through the use of narrative and story; building relationships, sharing experiences, developing a sense of identity and helping people find their place in society.

We are a limited company, registered charity and social enterprise. We are managed by a board of trustees and run with learning disabled staff and trustees.

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Mayor Dickon Moore gets on his bike for Openstorytellers!

April 2014

Image of Dickon on his bike Our wonderful Frome Mayor Dickon is embarking on a huge challenge in the next couple of weeks to raise money for local charities. We are thrilled to be one of his chosen charities along with FROGs and Friends of the River Frome. Dickon and friends will disappear over the Mendip Hills for an epic 4-day bicycle challenge. Their destination is Château-Gontier, France (Frome's twin town) and their biggest challenge will be a 1-day 100-mile trek from St Malo to Château-Gontier! All the best Dickon!

You can support Dickon and Openstorytellers Here (please scroll down to the bottom and click on Dickon to donate).

Openstorytellers visit Creative Minds South East

March 2014
Images of Creative Minds South East
Cindy and Katie were lucky enough to visit the Creative Minds South East conference recently. The Creative Minds Project is all about showcasing learning disabled artists and performers and to get people talking about the quality of the art they produce.

We were proud to launch our Arts Group Handbook at the event and are thrilled to be a partner organisation in the Creative Minds South West conference in October. You can catch up with Katie's Blog about the event Here

Culture Secretary visits Openstorytellers

January 2014
We were lucky enough to enjoy a visit from the Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport recently. The minister was visiting the thriving arts community in Frome and made time to visit our 'Living Memories' exhibition at The Black Swan. Our wonderful trustee Brian enjoyed chatting to the former Minister for Disabled People and introducing her to the work of Openstorytellers.

Openstorytellers voted Frome Standard's Charity of the Year Award

January 2014
Image of Frome Standard
We were absolutely thrilled to receive the Frome Standard's Charity of the Year in their People of the Year awards. We were delighted to be runners up last year and to come top this year is a great reward for all the hard work our staff, members and volunteers have been doing over the last year. What a fantastic start to 2014!

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