A call for museums to take part in the Nottinghamshire’s Stories project
The Nottingham Festival of Words will return this year, celebrating the power of words with acclaimed local and international writers and performers across a number of venues in the city from the 13 to the 19 of October 2014.
As part of the event the festival will launch the year-long Nottinghamshire’s Stories project. People throughout Nottinghamshire will be encouraged to tell a story about one of their own personal objects and to tell a story about an object found in a local archive or museum.
Together, the stories will form a patchwork impression of the peoples and communities of Nottinghamshire, as seen through their personal and historical objects.
The year-long project aims to reach communities throughout the county. Each group will be offered four workshop sessions in which to hone their stories. One of the sessions will involve visiting a local museum. The outcomes will be recordings of these stories, an interactive website using these recordings, written versions of the stories, and a patchwork covering depicting the objects. At the Nottingham Festival of Words next year (2015), there will be a celebration of the stories produced.
Find out more
If you’re interested in contributing or would like to find out more come to the Nottinghamshire Stories Project launch.
The launch event for the project will be held at this year’s festival on Saturday 18 October from 10am til 6pm, in the Newton Building of Nottingham Trent University.
We would like to invite you to bring a few objects from your collections that you are happy for the public to handle. We hope that you will encourage the public to talk about the stories attached to the objects and encourage them to come up with their own stories.
We are looking at asking a couple of writers to work on this project who would be based at the event on 18 October, to help individuals who would like to write these stories down
There is more information on the Nottingham Festival of Words website.
Please contact Anne McDonnell at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be involved!