Posts Tagged ‘Stories’

Listening to Chattering Starlings

Posted on: 5th December 2018 No Comments

There’s a local saying in the village of Four Lanes just outside Camborne that they are ‘one step nearer to heaven’. It’s not surprising when you see the view, 750 feet above sea level with glorious vistas of surrounding countryside and distant views to the coast. It’s also an area long associated with starlings who […]

‘Guardians of the Reef’ Digital Stories

Posted on: 13th July 2018 No Comments

It’s always lovely to screen the digital stories we create, gathering people together to share, laugh and celebrate their stories. For the ‘Guardians of the Reef’ project we held a series of screening events at the Cricket Inn in Beesands, who put on a fabulous crab supper for us, and at Hope Cove in the […]

Shellfishing Stories Screenings & Displays

Posted on: 2nd May 2018 No Comments

It’s been fascinating listening to the memories and experiences of shellfishermen from the coastal communities of South Devon and Dorset as part of the ‘Guardians of the Reef’ project. Working alongside the South Devon and Channel Shellfishermen Association we have now recorded hours and hours of audio and collected thousands of amazing archive photographs. This […]

10 things we didn’t know about shellfishing!

Posted on: 29th November 2017 No Comments

The Storylines team decamped to the Cricket Inn at Beesands, South Devon, to hear more stories and memories from shellfishermen past and present, working the coastal waters around Start Bay. We had visitors from Hallsands, Beesands, Dartmouth, Paignton and Salcombe with yet more tales of an ever changing industry. One of the great privileges of […]

Stories in Salcombe- 3 days on the Quay

Posted on: 24th October 2017 No Comments

‘Guardians of the Reef’ our Heritage Lottery Funded project gathering and sharing stories of the ever changing shellfishing industry along the coastal villages of South Devon, got underway last week. We started off in Salcombe, nationally renowned for its superb crabs, and spent 3 days in our temporary recording studio (one of the fisherman’s stores […]

My Body, My Story

Posted on: 20th October 2017 No Comments

Over the weekend of 13th – 15th October , Totnes in Devon did something that it is so good at doing… it held a grassroots, community event. You might think there is nothing unusual about that, but this event was the BODYKIND FESTIVAL… the world’s first ever festival of body acceptance! And Storylines was there! […]

Devoran School get to know Rhoda Mary

Posted on: 20th July 2017 No Comments

Last Friday saw the turn of the younger members of the Devoran community to hear all about the iconic vessel, the Rhoda Mary, which was built close to their village. Our Memory Day in the autumn in Devoran Village Hall had provided us with rich pickings in terms of people willing to share their stories […]

‘Revealing City Hall: One Building, 1265 Voices’

Posted on: 4th July 2017 No Comments

As we have learned through our recent project ‘Landmark Travels- Our Past in a Suitcase,’ buildings are often steeped in stories. Historic buildings are at the heart of many Cornish towns and villages, providing a backdrop to 21st Century life. For some these buildings go largely un-noticed, for others they have played a key part […]

Tattoo Tales now at the National Maritime Museum

Posted on: 14th April 2017 No Comments

After all our hard work capturing people’s Tattoo Tales, it’s great to see the digital stories, images and quotes integrated into the ground-breaking exhibition now on at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall, ‘TATTOO British Tattoo Art Revealed.’ Through capturing peoples tattoo stories, it’s been possible to explore how tattoos are entwined with people’s life stories, […]

Every tattoo has a story

Posted on: 23rd December 2016 No Comments

Tattoos are markers in our lives and each one has it’s own story. You choose the design, the placement on your body, when and where you have it done, who does it and who you then share it with. By conducting a series of audio recordings to explore these choices, we have been uncovering peoples’ […]