The time has come to put up the shutters. Eighteen years after discovering the joys of digital storytelling it’s time to retire. The digistories business is now closed but this site remains in place as an archive of the techniques, skills and stories learned and created in my workshops. For me it’s time to retire. […]

Stories for Success

Stories for Success were gathered and created in two Tyneside workshops in early 2018. Storytellers at Chilli Studios and the Linskill Centre engaged in six workshop dates to learn to tell digital stories using their own pictures and narrative and the creative potential of an Apple iPad. Each workshop concluded with the World Premiere showing […]

The Story Box

I’ve just finished a series of workshops at Crisis Skylight in Newcastle at the invitation of Alex Henry of Curiosity Creative. It’s part of The Story Box project, with stories being gathered for public display. Among the venues for these digital stories is a one person cinema – a portable red BT Phonebox.

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. […]

digistories not at ds9

I am not at ds9 which starts today in Cardiff. I have been winding down my digital storytelling business since the last project in York. Due to family circumstances and an increased workload from a charity I started I decided not be at this year’s event. I am already regretting not being there but that’s the choice […]

Peace… break it or keep it…

digistories will be at Riding Lights Summer Theatre School again this year with another Tall Stories course. The theme this year is Peace … break it or keep it … The Summer School is a great and varied week. As well as creating digital stories, you will be involved in theatre production and exploring issues around the […]

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 […]

DS8 Breakout Sessions

I’m looking forward to DS8 in Cardiff which starts on Friday at 10am at Chapter Arts. I have chosen my breakout sessions in advance. In the morning I shall listen to David Frohlich (University of Surrey). His topic is: Mobile Digital Storytelling for Development In this talk David describes another use of digital stories as […]

Last chance to book for DS8 Digital Storytelling Festival

Chapter Arts, Cardiff – Friday 14th June Just received this email from Dan Taylor in Cardiff. There are only a few days to go before the DS8 Digital Storytelling Festival in Cardiff and the booking site will be closing on Thursday, giving you only 3 days to book your place. With a fully international programme […]

What a line up for DS8 – Book Now

There’s a great line up of speakers and workshop leaders at this year’s Digital Storytelling Festival in Cardiff. DS8 is at Chapter Arts on June 14th. I hope you can come along – it’s one of my highlights of the year. You can book here