Follow the links below to explore our projects in more detail and view some of the digital stories, photographs and films that we have gathered and produced.

Titanic Stories: Contemporary Voices

In partnership with National Maritime Museum Cornwall, this project will explore the theme of historic Cornish migration, juxtaposed against present day stories and experiences of people who have moved to Cornwall from overseas.

These migration stories, historic and contemporary, will complement and enrich National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s new major temporary exhibition, Titanic Stories, opening in March 2018.

Guardians of the Reef

‘Guardians of the Reef’ will uncover and share stories of shellfishing in South Devon through a series of heritage events, exhibitions and film screenings.

Delivered in partnership by Storylines and the South Devon and Channel Shellfishermen Association, the project will conduct a series of oral history interviews with shellfishermen, many whose families have fished for generations, transforming these into a series of digital stories, films and displays, thus documenting a largely unrecorded part of this unique coastal heritage.

Tattoo Tales

‘Tattoo Tales’ will record and share the stories behind peoples tattoos through digital storytelling and photography.

Run in partnership with the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, as part of the Collections Stories project with National Maritime Museum, the project is working with a wide range of groups to document their tattoo stories. These will feed into a major exhibition  ‘Tattoo- British Tattoo Art Revealed’ exhibition at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall from 17 March 2017 – 7 January 2018.

Merchant Schooner Memories

October 2016- 2017

‘Merchant Schooner Memories’ is a community project seeking to uncover local memories of merchant topsail schooners from Cornwall and beyond. Working in partnership with the Rhoda Mary Project, the project will involve the creation of a series of digital stories and primary school workshop.

Linking Lifetimes- Praze an Beeble

July 2015- June 2016

‘Linking Lifetimes’ is working in Praze-an-Beeble, holding a series of events and workshops that will bring generations together to share, connect and learn through the common language of story

‘Landmark Travels- Our past in a suitcase’

April 2015- December 2016

An exciting project unearthing the stories, traditions and histories connected with heritage landmarks throughout Cornwall. Through a series of events, workshops, recordings and study sessions for people of all ages, this project explores, documents and celebrates local landmarks and their place within the community.

Tallys an Tir; Traditions & Stories of the Land

October 2012- December 2013

‘Tallys an Tir’ worked with communities and primary schools throughout Cornwall to explore and rediscover Cornwall’s rural past through story.

Turning Seasons

September-October 2014

Working with children from 5 primary schools around Manaccan, this project used the artist Julia Giles’s installation ‘The Keskerdh an Kammva-dro’, as a starting point to explore the changing seasons and the importance of these to our relationship with the land. It concluded with a celebratory procession at Kestle Barton.

Other Storylines Projects

A selection of smaller pieces of work that the Storylines Team has conducted over the past year.

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