Crawley Stories podcast

Ellee & Sarah

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This season we are in Crawley, in West Sussex, England. A new town that was created in 1947, merging the villages of Three Bridges and Ifield with the small market town of Crawley filling in the gaps.

In October 2023 we asked six local teenagers to take six local artists on a walk with them through Crawley. From their walk to school, the places they hang out, where they go to for some peace, and the places they feel most alive and connected. These journeys have unearthed how they feel about Crawley and the world around them, their hopes, and what is important to them. 

In this episode, we meet Ellee & Sarah.

Ellee is in Year 9 and a student at Thomas Bennett Community College. She describes herself as silly, mischievous, and shy. She is a superfan of Stranger Things, Millie Bobby Brown and Pedro Pascal.

Sarah Pimenta is an experienced participatory artist, lecturer and creative facilitator. Sarah is known as ‘Social Fabric’ where she makes collaborative narrative textile pieces which tell a story – She has also illustrated a series of six children’s books ‘The Therapeutic Fairy Tale series’ 

This is a gorgeous and gentle amble through nature where Ellee and Sarah discuss Stranger Things, the personalities of trees and the current cost of living crisis. 

Places and artists mentioned:

Buchan Park

Social Fabric


Crawley Stories - a Creative Crawley, Creative Playground and Theatre Centre production

Host - Rob Watt

Producer - Ben Di Meo

Executive Producers - Louise Blackwell, Sophie Eustace, Emma Rees 

Original Music - Brandon Knights

Editor - Zach Smithson

Edited at Gatwick Production Studios

Graphic Design - Ben Lintott

Filming - Nick Atkins, Megan Melloy

Film Trailer Editor - Nick Atkins

Runners - Shawwal Ali, Matthew Holmberg, Denis Fabian Ursache

With Thanks to: AFLO. the poet, Allan, Andy, Bonnie, Ceali, Ellee, Freya, Helen, Anna Howie, Iffat, Max, Oscar, Patience, Sarah Pimenta, Sam, Hazelwick School, Shannon, Karl Singporewala, Woodzy.

Creative Crawley

Creative Director - Louise Blackwell 

Associate Director (Production) - Sam Evans 

Finance & Admin Coordinator - Lara Hockman 

Producer - Becky Jones 

Digital Content Coordinator - Ben Lintott 

Creative Playground

Community Engagement Manager - Erin Beesley 

Project Co-Director - Louise Blackwell 

Project Co-Director - Sophie Eustace

Head of Learning and Production - Sam Evans

Community Producer - Becky Jones 

Communication & Admin Assistant - Harriet McDermott 

Evaluation and Admin Assistant - Pav Randhawa 

Theatre Centre

Marketing Manager - Rachel Bellman

Future Maker Producer - Ben Di Meo

Programme & Admin Co-ordinator - Becky Ide

Finance Manager - David Lewis

Community Partnerships Producer - Moni Onojeruo

Executive Director & CEO - Emma Rees

Artistic Director - Rob Watt


Funded by Arts Council England

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