The Weekly Challenge

The Weekly Challenge, 25th February 2019 – Consequences Story!

64 Million Artists and Gateshead Libraries have teamed up to create ArtDiamonds – a three year project running across Gateshead libraries with the aim of engaging local people in creative and cultural activities. ArtDiamonds will set one of our weekly challenges a month, getting us thinking, creating, making and doing! This week, it’s time to pick up a pen and let the story write itself… 

Create a Consequences Story! Write a few lines of a story on a piece of paper, fold it over, leaving only the last few words visible…and pass it to the next person who has to follow on with their own lines. Continue until everyone has had a go and your story is finished! If you want, you could start a story online – start a twitter thread, or post on Facebook and encourage others to finish your story…where will it go? What will happen?

If you have more time … 

Draw a consequences person – start off with the head and fold over so only the neck is revealed. Pass it on for somebody else to complete the body, then legs, then feet!


How did the story or stories turn out? Did you find it easy to imagine what happened next? What strange twists and turns occurred? What was it like to relinquish creative control or impact someone else’s story?


We’re always looking for our next good read…share your stories with us and thousands of others taking on the challenge around the country using #64MillionArtists and #ConsequencesStory 

t: @64M_Artists