In the second of three pieces, our regular workshop member Fran Edwards recalls a memory inspired by watching 'Doing Our Bit', a film from 1935 about voluntary action groups in Cleveland. I have my walking boots on. The ground is muddy but I am standing on flagstones outside the cottage door. The sun is just … Continue reading I Have My Walking Boots On by Fran Edwards
I was standing by the fridge when she said "I'm pregnant" I celebrated with wine, fizzy like the bubbles of joy in my mind I couldn't believe that at last I was going to be a grandmother I smiled a lot I worried too I waited for scans and enough weeks passing to feel it … Continue reading I Was Standing By The Fridge by Fran Edwards
For our March session, we focussed on ways to call small memories to life and turn them into short, authentic pieces of writing. It was a wonderful experience to hear people's work, and see how even small incidents led to large insights when remembered with attention and clarity. Scroll to the end for the writing … Continue reading Big little stories
Here at Celebrating Change, we're so happy to be working with a really diverse group of digital storytellers. Today I have the pleasure and honour of bringing you the first poem from the group, a heart-wrenching piece by Nick Smith. He wrote it in response to Sara Dennis' poem 'Six' , but has absolutely made the … Continue reading A poem by Nick Smith
As we head towards our winter break, I'd like to thank everyone who came out to our second workshop, including a few new faces - so wonderful to have a roomful of people making memory maps! I first used memory mapping as a writing prompt at a workshop run by the fabulous Wolf At The … Continue reading Drawing out the stories
Take a look at these films, made by one of our workshop participants after only one session! Using skills she learned with us at mima earlier this month, Miki went away and created two fantastic short films celebrating her business, Whole Lot Of Rosie Teas. Not bad for someone who'd never filmed or edited anything … Continue reading Everything stops for tea!
This time last week I was breathing a sigh of relief as our very first digital storytelling project came to a successful conclusion - a full house of fifteen very diverse participants, and all with a short film to show for it! We'll be able to show you an edited compilation of their films very … Continue reading We have lift-off!