Second Successful Year For Scribble Festival

Writers come together for Scribble Festival 2012.

Last Thursday 24th May Cartwheel Arts’ Tell Us Another One project held it’s second Scribble Festival promoting creative writing in Oldham, Bury and Rochdale boroughs.

The event was rounded off with sparkling evening performances from poets Dominic Berry, Chanje Kunda and the incomparable Lemn Sissay, MBE, the first poet commissioned to write for the 2012 Olympics.

Lemn Sissay performing at Scribble Festival 2012

Lemon Sissay


Chanje Kunda performing at Scribble Festival 2012

Chanje Kunda


This year the Festival was held at Oldham Library and Lifelong Learning Centre as part of RAW (Rhythm and Words 2012) a partnership between Cartwheel Arts, Oldham Coliseum and Oldham Libraries and Lifelong Learning.
The festival was an all-day event, attended by a diverse range of people from across Greater Manchester and beyond. During the day, there were creative writing workshops on different aspects of the theme “Rhythm”, led by writers Helen Clare, Steve Garside, Chanje Kunda, Shamshad Khan, Anjum Malik and Tony Walsh. Later, participants took to the stage to read their work.

Had a lovely workshop with Anjum. Wrote my first poem!

Tweeted participant Rima Ali

Who would have thought a workshop about heartbeats could have opened my heart so much.

Tweeted Helen Clare, Poet and workshop leader


Tell Us Another One runs monthly writing workshops in nine locations around Greater Manchester, which are free and open to all adults.

Tell Us Another One also runs other creative projects for both adults and young people.
For more information about Scribble Festival or the project as a whole visit them on the web at,
follow @CartwheelArts on Twitter
or contact project co-ordinator, Emma Melling.