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The Story Balloons is the name of a a group of creative writers with learning disabilities at the Sheffield Mencap centre. The Story Balloons have written a collection of short stories that have now been published into a book entitled Nowhere the Warmth Can Escape. The stories are a heart-warming, witty, and at times emotional insight into the creative minds of these writers and their life experiences, and a testament to what this group can and have achieved.
There will be a book launch event on the 12th December at 6.30 pm. It will take place in Coffee Revolution at the University of Sheffield. This event is an opportunity to hear some of these wonderful stories as well as to find out a bit more about how the group came together and their experience of putting this book together. There will be free mince pies, festive music and drinks, and a chance to buy Christmas cards as well as copies of the book to raise money to help Mencap continue providing their excellent services.
Please check out the event on Facebook for more info and post there if you’d like to attend.