Meet the Team behind Storylines
Storylines has a core team of 3 Directors; Sarah Chapman, Ali Roscoe and Kim Pilgrim. Having collaborated on a number of creative community projects, we realized that collectively we had a unique and effective way of working and this led to the formation of Storylines in 2014.
Alongside a shared vision and values, each of us brings different skills and life experiences, enabling us to deliver bespoke projects that are close to our heart. We are passionate about the work we do and the positive changes this can bring about. Together we see ourselves as story-gatherers and ideas generators…. Here are a few other things that we are…
Sarah is an experienced project manager who has delivered creative story-sharing projects within communities and schools, for a range of organisations across the arts, heritage and culture sectors. With an arts background and BA degree in photography, Sarah enjoys exploring creative ways to enable people to express their stories. This includes the use of digital storytelling, film-making, and animation. Sarah is experienced in conducting oral history interviews, and is passionate about making these accessible to different audiences through displays, events, social media, workshops and exhibitions. Sarah is a strong believer in collaboration and has worked alongside museums, galleries, policy makers, schools, universities and archives.
Ali has a background in education and has spent over 35 years working in schools and communities delivering her innovative projects. These projects have taken place in many varied settings and have involved participants of every age and ability.
She has worked with a wide range of organisations across the arts, environmental and heritage sectors, offering consultation, mentoring and training. She still works extensively in mainstream education delivering exciting art based projects throughout schools in Devon, Cornwall and Somerset. Ali is passionate about using a narrative based approach to unearth creativity and has designed resources and devised programmes of work to support this. She is particularly interested in childrens’ literacy and multicultural education and in the past has advised local authorities in this field.
Kim is an artist educator, experienced in managing creative projects, specialising in community engagement. With a range of experience working creatively in galleries, museums, libraries, schools, with older people and youth groups, Kim aims to empower anyone, of any age, to discover and believe in their own creativity; helping to facilitate the telling of their own story.
A practicing visual artist with an MA in Contemporary Visual Art, Kim enjoys presenting images in new ways, working with paint, photographic processes and making in a multitude of forms.
Tricia is a freelance children’s librarian, based in Cornwall where she compiles resources for reading groups and publishers, focusing primarily on new children’s books. These resources promote discussion and activity ideas to inspire creativity and the enjoyment of reading. Tricia is also a consultant and trainer for The Reading Agency’s Chatterbooks programme (http://readingagency.org.uk/children/quick-guides/chatterbooks/), working with UK libraries, schools, authors and artists.
Juliet is a sculptor, puppet maker and sometime writer. She has a studio set deep in the Suffolk countryside and her work is threaded with narrative and place. Juliet is the artistic director and founder of lockARTS- Unlocking arts and minds– an arts in mental health organisation. www.lockarts.org.uk
Garry is the Director of the Institute of Cornish Studies, University of Exeter and founder and Director of the Cornish Audio Visual Archive. Garry has a wide range of experience delivering heritage projects in Cornwall and is the Oral History Society’s regional networker. As the author and editor of a wide range of books and articles relating to Cornwall, Garry has a wealth of local historical knowledge and is invited to give lectures on issues relating to oral history and cultural memory at conferences worldwide.
Hilary is a recently retired teacher with over 40 years of experience teaching children and young people. Hilary has spent the majority of her career working with Early Years as a class teacher and Early Years specialist.
Wanda has played a key role in the growth of small charities through her targeted Communications, PR and Partnership skills. Taking a personalised approach, she enjoys linking people and ideas to build lasting relationships and positive change.
Wanda is highly motivated to help raise the profile of innovative causes she cares about. These have included a disaster relief charity, a social benefit programme in Italy and a trash recycling social enterprise in Indonesia. Wanda has a keen interest in social innovation and the power of community level projects, in particular reducing loneliness and isolation.
Malcolm has worked for the China Clay Company for 42 years and has a passion for industrial archaeology and community histories. As an active member of The China Clay History Society and volunteer at Wheal Martyn museum, Malcolm enjoys giving guided tours, looking after the film archive, showing films to local groups and taking the vintage 1934 ERF lorry to rallies and events to promote the museum and history society. Malcolm began working with Storylines as part of the ‘Landmark Travels’ project around Carn Grey.