Training & Consultancy

Storylines delivering training and consultancy Cornwall Storylines provide bespoke training and consultancy to enable others to benefit from a story-based approach in their work or community. Through practical advice, support, skill sharing and project development we are able to spread our passion for the power of story.


By listening to the needs and aspirations of communities and organisations, Storylines provide the most appropriate training, support and advice. From enabling artists to gather community stories to feed into a performance, to training a community group to record and edit people’s memories and experiences in preparation for a publication, we offer a bespoke service with people it’s heart.


We have delivered oral history training to organisations around the UK, and it gives us great pleasure to see how the powerful effects of deep listening translate into social change. Based in Cornwall, training and consultancy with Storylines is enjoyable, thought provoking and practical. We aim to give others the confidence, skills and knowledge to creatively record and share stories. Ethics are very important to this process and we maintain a considered and thorough approach to consent, copyright and safeguarding. If you’re based outside of Cornwall, training and consultancy can also be delivered remotely.


Oral history training with Storylines was a refreshing and eye-opening introduction to the best ways to engage with participants. I really enjoyed the interactive nature of the session. I came away feeling excited and ready to begin recording oral histories for our heritage project at Hall For Cornwall. Thank you for inspiring us all!
Lucy Innes Williams, Collections Officer, Hall For Cornwall

The training session with Sarah from Storylines was incredibly rewarding. Being able to look extensively into how to best record people’s memories, the do’s and don’ts, and even getting to try amongst ourselves on the day means that we feel fully prepared and ready to go out into the community and approach participants to record their stories for our collection at the Hall for Cornwall. Sarah’s relaxed, but brilliantly informed manner made for an extremely fun and interactive afternoon. Thank you Storylines!
Kim Healy, Heritage Outreach Officer, Hall For Cornwall

Thank you so much for delivering the oral history training for The Yorkshire Square project. And for doing it in such an inspiring, sensitive and thoughtful way, with so much attention to the needs of this project and the volunteers. Already had emails from volunteers who are vibed up to go!
Compass Live Art Team, Leeds

Thank you so much for the training yesterday & last week, it was honestly amazing and has definitely got me thinking about how I listen etc. I did my recording yesterday, and it was great to have a chance to apply what we’ve learnt. I feel like it was a really good interview, thanks to all of the skills I’ve learnt over the last week!
Thank you so much and was lovely to meet you all.
Elle Money, young volunteer for the Compass Live Art Team, Leeds