Here Not There:

Here Not There is a celebration of the incredible work produced by young people in our free writing workshops.  Led by patron Paul Clayton, we offer you an extravaganza of extraordinary writing.  Watch the words brought to life by leading lights from across the arts.


Alongside Academy Award winning actors Gary Oldman and Olivia Colman, the digital gala featured performances of children’s work by such luminaries as Grimm & Co patrons Mark Gatiss (SherlockDracula) and Joanne Harris (Chocolat), Grimm & Co trustee Jeremy Dyson (The League of GentlemanGhost Stories), and household names such as David Mitchell (Peep Show), Ricky Champ (Eastenders), Lucy Benjamin (Eastenders), David Ames (Holby City), and Connor Calland (Hollyoaks), alongside many others.

As well as showcasing stories, poems and songs created by children and young people from across Yorkshire, Here Not There also gave an insight into Grimm & Co’s future plans for their expansion into a magical new centre in the heart of Rotherham.

Grimm & Co’s Founding Chief Executive, Deborah Bullivant, said: “During these challenging times, Grimm & Co believe it is vital to continue our work of nurturing and celebrating the creativity of children and young people. Here Not There offers a fantastic showcase for our young people’s writing! We are so grateful to Paul and to the amazing performers and producers who have helped make it a reality.  This is a real milestone for Grimm & Co, and the next step on a very exciting journey. We’d love you to see what we’ve done and what we plan to do!”

Grimm & Co patron Paul Clayton (Him and Her, Holby City, Peep Show), said: Stories are the way we understand and make sense of the world we find ourselves in. Now, more than ever, it’s vital that the writers of Grimm & Co get to share their work. A story lives when we listen to it, watch it or see it.  That’s what Here Not There is all about.”

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