Where Dandelions Go: the film

1st October 2020

Here we're sharing in full the story written by children and families from North Edinburgh, in collaboration with Craigroyston Primary School, North Edinburgh Arts, and our Communities Writer in Residence, Eleanor Thom....

Stories & Scran: A Special Citizen Event

25th August 2020

It's not long now until our Stories & Scran event, an evening of food and entertainment, hosted by our Citizen Writers in Residence Eleanor Thom and Leyla Josephine. With live readings, audio recordings and short films created by Citizen...

Musselburgh: Write Where You Belong!

14th January 2020

Our Citizen Communities Writer in Residence Eleanor Thom is leading a series of 5 workshops involving writing, stories and crafts in The Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh over the next few months! We want to know about residents'...

Shelf Life

6th January 2020

Citizen Writer in Residence Eleanor Thom reflects on the sharing shelf at North Edinburgh Arts - a community resource helping people in need access food and other essential items - as Christmas and a momentous General Election approach....

Muirhouse: Where Dandelions Go

17th December 2019

We were thrilled to unveil these beautiful public art displays in north Edinburgh last week. The artwork comes from a short picture book created by our Citizen Communities Writer in Residence, Eleanor Thom, with P3 pupils from Craigroyst...

Five Moments from Citizen: Year One

30th October 2019

Eleanor Thom, our fantastic Citizen Community Writer in Residence, reflects on a year working in and with Edinburgh communities. Leading our creative programme of conversations, writing and more, she's seen and heard stories from the...

The Citizens of the Future

17th October 2019

The Book Festival's first Citizen Schools Writer in Residence, the poet and novelist Claire Askew, summarises her inspiring experience working with three Edinburgh high schools to explore ideas of belonging and identity. The Citizen Scho...

Citizen comes to the Book Festival

14th June 2019

After a hugely successful event at North Edinburgh Arts in May, we're excited to bring the discussions, ideas, stories and passion of those who have been involved so far to the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival - the biggest...

Citizen: Women of Wester Hailes

20th March 2019

In this audio blog, Eleanor hears from the women of the Create group which meets at WHALE Arts in Wester Hailes, one of our Citizen partners. These women share their stories of home and community, food, family, work and more....

Citizen: Making Zines with Claire Askew

11th February 2019

"When I needed to get to know them, I asked the three Citizen schools groups to make zines. I wanted to find out which issues and activities most interested the students; I wanted to give them a creative activity to do and ideally, one...

Citizen: Meet Eleanor Thom

14th January 2019

Our community writer-in-residence for Citizen, Eleanor Thom, introduces herself and her approach to this new creative programme - read on to find out how you can get involved in sharing stories and shaping events that will take place...

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