Über The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares We are a registered charity in West Dorset and we offer FREE creative writing workshops to children aged 7-18. Our focus is on those children who are most under resourced, who normally do not have access to these types of things but deserve them just as much as anyone else. We will be housed in a real bank in Bridport, but instead of money we deal in the currency of stories, and at the back of the store, if you know where to look is a secret door that leads to the writing centre where the real magic happens. We work with both primary and secondary schools during term time providing one-off story writing workshops with the end result being published authors or broadcast podcasts! We also offer after school clubs for children to develop their writing and get involved in longer workshop projects that are created with industry professionals to provide wonderful real world outcomes. How about writing a campaign for a cause you feel strongly about and then seeing it made by professionals so you can present it to local government or businesses. What if you wrote some song lyrics, and then are able to see a real musical artist take your words and make it into a real recording you can share with the world. Or how about you become the lead defence lawyer for a special mock trial in a real court house where your persuasive arguments determine whether someone is guilty or not guilty. The possibilities are endless and at The bank of dreams and nightmares we want to have fun showing children that it all starts with an idea, a story, some words and where that can take you is the exciting part. The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares is committed to practically addressing educational inequalities and the opportunity gap faced by young people from less advantaged backgrounds. We work in communities with high levels of socio-economic inequality, where we are providing a critical link between local schools, arts organisations, higher education institutions, and the commercial sector.
The Bank of Dreams and Nightmares