Other Storylines Projects

The films and photographs in this section showcase a selection of smaller projects conducted by the Storylines team. This includes:

The Story Tree & digital stories- India

Over 3 weeks, Sarah delivered workshops and training that enabled children from the Children’s Project Trust to express their personal stories creatively. For the older children this involved creating their own digital story. The younger children produced a Story Tree, containing personal stories, poems and artwork. This growth of this tree was recorded using stop motion photography, which was then edited into a film and narrated by the children.

Memory quilts & wartime diaries- Devon

To support a series of workshops for ‘Upon My Word’, part of ‘Extreme Imagination’, Exeter’s festival of writing for and by young people, Storylines produced a digital story with Monika, who has lived through the Dresden bombing in WW2 Germany. Ali worked with Year 6 children in 3 Devon Primary Schools to produce creative writing and artwork in response to Michael Morpurgo’s book ‘An Elephant in the Garden.’ Monika’s Story provided a moving first hand account, which contains some striking similarities with that of Elizabeth, the young girl in the book.

The creative writing and artwork produced by children were exhibited to accompany the production at Exeter Northcott Theatre. This event has been developed in partnership with DAISI (Devon Arts in Schools Initiative), University of Exeter Graduate School of Education Department and Exeter Northcott Theatre.

Videos

  • Video ThumbnailIn this short film, cousins Margaret and Eileen talk through a very special family photo album. Put together by their ancestors in 1907, this album illustrates the journey of 2 brothers, who took the long trip from Butler New Jersey in the USA to Cornwall in the UK. Travelling around Cornwall by pony and trap, this album provides a snapshot of Cornwall in 1907. This film was made for the Institute of Cornish Studies based at the University of Exeter. http://humanities.exeter.ac.uk/history/research/centres/ics/
  • Video ThumbnailAs a girl in wartime Germany, Monika lived through the bombing of Dresden. In this moving story, she recalls some of her experiences of this time. Made to support a series of workshops based on the Michael Morpurgo book 'An Elephant in the Garden,' Monika's story contains some striking similarities to that of Elizabeth the young girl in the book. This film was made to support a series of workshops for 'Upon My Word', part of 'Extreme Imagination,' Exeter's festival of writing for and by young people. This event has been developed in partnership with DAISI (Devon Arts in Schools Initiative), University of Exeter Graduate School of Education Department and Exeter Northcott Theatre. For more about Storylines visit www.cornishstories.com
  • Video ThumbnailMade over 3 weeks of workshops with children from the Children's Project Trust in India, this large canvas came to life and turned into a beautiful, decorated tree. Watch as the tree grows and listen to the stories of the children who created it. See the hands of each child, growing as a family in this tree. For more on storylines visit www.storylines.org.uk

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Photos

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Testimonials

  • “We owe you a real debt of gratitude as I feel you helped to ground the children’s creativity in such a positive, touching and beautiful way- and they had so much fun! It was just a delight to have you here with us and what a wonderful event we had the evening of your departure! Please know that we are incredibly grateful for your time and love.” Julia, Childrens’ Project Trust, India
  • “Bravo and Thank you- I think you’ve managed to capture and convey the joy and spirit of the pilot project beautifully… as well as drawing out the evidence and benefits through the interviews. That’s the essential message and your special skill and talent – I’m so glad to have ‘Storylines’ do the film for us.
    Thanks for grasping such a good understanding of the project and doing such a lovely job.”
    Pip Wright, singer leader