Story Matters is a not for profit community interest company based in South East London.
We help people and communities to tell and share their stories.
Working with schools, youth clubs, libraries, housing associations, and whole communities, we create bespoke programmes and events that provide opportunities to engage with stories and storytelling in different ways. Importantly, we empower and support people and communities to find their voice and become story makers themselves.
We engage with vibrant, diverse and complex inner-city areas, where people can be disadvantaged by social, economic and emotional barriers to success.
Launched in January 2017, our current initiative Made in Lewisham is a community-led celebration of everything that’s great about Lewisham – its people, its creativity and its cultural heritage.
Made in Lewisham believes that everyone can be creative and that everyone contributes to the rich cultural story of the borough. So, our mission is to enable everyone in Lewisham to have an equal creative and cultural voice.
Community-led means that we listen to how people wan to express themselves and celebrate their community, then we help and support them to find spaces and opportunities to share their creativity and culture with a wider audience.
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