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.
As part of a wider project led by the Bude Climate Partnership, Storylines are collecting memories and reflections that explore the heritage, culture and environment of the Bude area. Digital stories will form the heart of innovative resources that will help KS3 children and the wider community think about what’s important to the community, learn about the positive things that are already happening locally and consider how climate change might affect the area.
‘Kemeneth’ began in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, inspired by stories of communities pulling together, and will correspond with people by post, phone and online to gather and share personal stories that explore and celebrate community. With thanks to funding from FEAST and the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund, ‘Kemeneth’ celebrates community through stories of kindness, cooperation, tradition and belonging.
In collaboration with the Penlee Family Project, Storylines created a series of bespoke books to enable people of all ages to share their stories. This included Intergenerational Exchange Books and books which brought together peoples early experiences and stories of lockdown and Covid-19 sharing responses gathered via a series of 100 bespoke story-sharing packs.
Through the ‘Revealing City Hall’ project, Hall for Cornwall are hosted a programme of events and activities to share and celebrate the building’s rich history. Storylines helped capture the buildings history through the stories of people who have lived, loved and laughed within these walls through creating a series of digital stories.
This project unearthed stories of the historic buildings at the heart of St.Mawes and St.Just on the Roseland Peninsula, in turn revealing the wider heritage of the place and people who lived and worked there. Delivered in partnership with the St.Just and St.Mawes Heritage Group, Storylines conducted a series of oral histories and Memory Walks to produce a series of story-focused films that were shared through workshops and events.
‘A Flock of Stories’ unearthed fascinating stories of seasonal celebrations and personal moments centred around the churches in the Cornish community of Four Lanes. With support from the Cornwall Heritage Trust this project enabled local people to celebrate their stories creatively and provide a resource to encourage schools and other groups to delve deeper into the life of their local church.
In partnership with National Maritime Museum Cornwall, Storylines worked closely with five people who had moved from overseas and now live in Cornwall, to hear about their experiences and produce a series of digital stories. Alongside photographic portraits and personal objects, these digital stories featured in the Titanic Stories: Contemporary Voices at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall.
‘Guardians of the Reef’ uncovered and shared 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 conducted 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’ 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.
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.
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.
April 2015- April 2017
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.
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.
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.
A selection of smaller pieces of work that the Storylines Team has conducted over the past year.