Derwenthorpe Stories

Derwenthorpe is a new housing development on the edge of York. The plans were controversial. The houses are environmentally advanced but the site was contested by some people living in more established communities nearby. Once the disputes were settled and the houses being occupied the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust organised community events to build bridges. […]

Judges of Character

This is the theme for the Riding Lights Summer Theatre School this year. I will again be delivering a course called Tall Stories. You'll learn how use a personal narrative to create a digital performance that will be presented to an audience by the end of the week. We will explore storytelling, digital media, writing […]

I Want To Make A Time Machine

  I am involved in a joint bid with Riding Lights Theatre Company to use storytelling, theatre and digital coding to create an app to help families affected by dementia. To promote our bid we created this video to tell the story. The film features two people who are affected by dementia. One of them, […]

See digistories at Illuminating York

The Armed Forces Community Presents … Workshops are complete and the stories are finding their way onto the York Stories 2012 website. But the highlight of this project – apart from the stories themselves of course – is that five of the digital stories will be shown on a big screen in St Helen’s Square […]

Culture Shock – Award Winner

Culture Shock has won the Renaissance North East Museum Award in the Journal Culture Awards. Congratulations to all involved

Past Caring

Not a reference to a bout of indifference but the title of a workshop project with folk.us in Devon where people who are carers tell their story, usually after the person they have cared for has died.

Culture Shock Festival

A big screen, fireworks and secret projections mark this extravaganza of Digital Stories created in Culture Shock workshops across the North East from October 23rd to November 7th 2010.

Vote for Culture Shock

The digital storytelling project, Culture Shock, has been nominated for an award. The judges have said some really positive things about the value of digital storytelling. They deserve your vote

Singapore Keynote

I was invited to deliver the keynote address to the 2nd Asian Digital Storytelling Congress in Singapore on Sept 4th 2010.
This is the text of my presentation

Powerful Stuff

There are four participants in my workshop this week. A wide age and ability range but with the small number I hope to give each one the individual attention they will need. We are surrounded by talent here in Harrogate and to take advantage of what’s in offer in other workshops we are joining the […]