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Welcome to our new Creative Arts & Progression Worker Sara Turrill!

Sara will be focused developing partnerships with arts and environmental organisations in Bristol, to develop opportunities for Imayla's children, young people and families to get involved in! If you are interested in working with us please contact

If you are interested in volunteering with us please contact Sara: 




Songlines (July 2010)

Getting in touch with nature…and your creativity

See Songlines Film

This week-long residential in Exmoor National Park (at Nettlecombe Field Studies Centre) was designed to explore the impact of nature on inspiring self-expression, creativity and confidence.   Song-writing, musical composition and digital media workshops were interspersed with walking in the woods and along coasts, beach combing, rock pooling and making fires.  Participants were between 13 and 19 years old and from inner city Bristol.  Long term creative and social relationships were forged and talents further developed on return home.

“The mountains and waterfalls, they inspire you to write music because you don’t see them every day.”
Participant, 19, Songlines (July 2010)
“It really benefits how you are and how you see things, and how you respect what’s around you.”
Participant, 19, Songlines (July 2010)“I’ve found that having nature around has actually been quite helpful for me. Because the song I wrote was quite emotional it actually cheered me up.”
Participant, 14, Songlines (July 2010)