More Than a Hundred Stories

We are two artists, interested in how art can animate, challenge and create communities. We’ve been commissioned by Creative People and Places to creatively map and respond to its achievements, the problems it faces, and the questions it has generated.

We are interested in the programme’s ambition to change how art is commissioned and experienced and will be exploring how and to what extent this ambition has been realised across all 21 projects.

We will be posting creative responses to conversations, observations and research throughout the project and will share our final work with you in autumn 2016. Do join us and follow our creative journey on this blog.

You can find out more about our work at: and

Sarah Butler and Nicole Mollett

Living Room


Nicole and I have been creating new pieces of work based around our ten themes and inspired by our visits, conversations and reading about the CPP programme.

Below is one new piece, inspired by stories I was told about Heart Of Glass's In My Place project, where local people could apply to have the Liverpool Philharmonic play in their home.

The Mapping Progress


Nicole has been gathering information about all 21 CPP projects to mark onto her big map of England. Here is a close up section of the drawing in progress.

Detail of CPP Map - leftcoast & heart of Glass

Meeting the People - a day with Appetite


On Wednesday 22nd June Nicole Mollett got a lift with Karl from West Bromwich to Stoke to meet some of the people who are involved in the Appetite programme. Main image taken inside the Spode factory, Stoke.

INside Spode Factory