Spareparts- Commission for NW based writer

SpareParts is delighted to bring Lullaby, by internationally renowned artist Luke Jerram, to Sandbach in April 2021 in association with Sandbach Transport Festival. They are offering a commission for a North West based writer to create an original bedtime story, 4-6mins in length. The story should be magical and captivating, whilst reflecting in parts a connection to Sandbach’s heritage, character and identity. In order that the story links to Lullaby, they are also asking that the story contain references to a cycle-ride and light.

Placemaking is important to us, so they are looking for stories that include reference to local traditions, cultural identities, landmarks or heritage; some way of rooting the story to Sandbach itself.


  • Currently living in the North West of England
  • Able to evidence original writing
  • Willingness for collaboration with Artistic Director and Sandbach Young Producers



£1,400 inclusive of VAT to cover:

Completion of an original story responding to the outline
Undertaking of Research & Development
1-hour online Q&A with Sandbach Young Producers
Meetings with the SpareParts team and Young Producers
Fee based on 8 x days at £175 p/d
All activity is expected to take place online so no expenses are expected



noon on 25 Jan 2021
Shortlisted artists interviewed (online): 26-29 Jan 2021 (TBC)
Draft 1 deadline: 12 Feb 2021
Draft 2 deadline: 23 Feb 2021

Opportunities North West Writer

Published on:
19 Jan 2021
Opportunity deadline:
25 Jan 2021


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