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

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

Passion and Time in the Creative Black Country


On Tuesday 21 June, Sarah and Nicole visited Creative Black Country. Below is a conversation exploring their responses to the day. Main image taken from the 'Desi Pubs' project, stain glass by artist Steven Cartwright.

Against Racism stain glass - Desi pubs project

Lego and stars: thinking about what matters – A visit to Ideas Test


On 8th Feb, Ideas Test kindly invited me to join their reflection day in their new offices at Number 34 Sittingbourne High Street – a creative space with a welcoming public shop front and upstairs office and workshop space.

Led by Tom Andrews from People United, the day brought the whole Ideas Test team together to reflect on the programme so far; to talk about what has worked and what hasn’t; to think about the ‘intangibles’ as Tom put it – about what got people ‘right here’ – putting his hand to his chest as he spoke.

Lego model