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 […]
We are heading for Sheffield this week for the final workshop! We are delighted that this event is featuring in Sheffield’s Off The Shelf festival which has been running since the early 90s. This year the festival line up includes Robert Webb, Mark Haddon and Brian Blessed, so we really are amongst illustrious company!! Our involvement […]
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 […]
Tricia, Ross, Ray, Isobel and I all took part in this ‘unconference’ on digital storytelling held at the University of East London in early July https://www.uel.ac.uk/events/2017/07/unconference-digital-storytelling. Advisory Group member Mark Dunford was one of the organisers, and the innovative format ensured that participants over the course of the 4 days had many different opportunities to […]
Our next workshop (hosted by the University of Brighton) will be from 22-24 September. We follow that up with a workshop at Sheffield Hallam from 13-15 October. We are looking forward to making more stories! Contact us to enquire about or apply for a workshop.
The following is a guide to oral storytelling created by our Advisory Group member, Jenny Moon. Jenny has kindly given us permission to reproduce this here by way of some tips for project participants but also for anyone interested in vernacular/oral storytelling more broadly. It is most relevant to the part of the workshops where […]
If you would like to find out a bit more about how people are researching ‘digital reading’ and the background to this project, please do check out the websites from our previous project Researching Readers Online and the Digital Reading Network. For example, the ‘Research Findings’ section of the Researching Readers Online site has the […]