Just as a quick follow up to the story about Mary Bish’s campaigning for the Axe the Reading Tax campaign, on 11 March it was announced that the Chancellor would be scrapping the VAT on digital publications. The BBC’s coverage of the story is here. A month or so later it was announced that the […]
Mary Bish, one of the storytellers from the Bournemouth workshop, has had her story featured in a national campaign calling for the removal of VAT on ebooks. Axe The Reading Tax has the backing of more than 100 MPs, 42 leading publishers and authors Stephen Fry and Joanne Harris, as well as several reading charities. […]
Today is the last day of our funding but we very much hope that the project will live on. It’s been an amazing experience and we have all thoroughly enjoyed it. As my role has mainly been to bring everyone together and sit on the sidelines as the *magic* happens, perhaps it is only fitting […]
We have finally got round to creating some project stories reflecting back on our time at Brighton and Sheffield. These were put together by Outi so a massive thank you to her for helping us with the editing. Some wonderful memories here of the cakes (Brighton) and the photo safari (Sheffield). Enjoy and please do […]
Here is a short story of the project, with snippets of the interviews we carried out with many of our wonderful participants.
I posted earlier about how the project has inspired Kit, one of our participants from Bournemouth, to produce more digital stories. We were delighted to hear from Sara recently about a new story she has created following our Sheffield workshops. Sara created the story on her iPhone (!) and uses images from Pinterest to imagine […]
At Sheffield we made the best of the balmy weather and trialled the Photo Safari, where our storytellers went out and about to collect images relating to specific themes. The activity was designed to help reinforce how images could be used to evoke emotions, and to tell their own stories. In the stories from all […]
The Brighton workshop took place over the weekend 22nd – 24th September and saw 8 participants create stories about their experiences and passions for reading. It struck me again the variety of styles of storytelling not only in the range of media used (photography, drawing, animation and video) but also in the storytelling styles that […]
Kit was one of our participants at the Bournemouth workshop. Here is his account of how ‘Who is Foo’ came about…. In October 2016, a six-year old called Sydney drew and named the story’s characters (except Foo, who she named but didn’t draw because she ran out of time). There wasn’t time to tell the […]
In preparation for our next Reading on Screen workshop in Brighton next month, I was reflecting on the fabulous three days we had with our participants at Bournemouth University. When approached to contribute to this innovative and unusual project, I have to admit that I wondered how on earth we were going to stimulate people […]
We’ve put together a short film of the Bournemouth workshop. We do hope you enjoy the film and do pass the link on!