Barnstaple Stories - Free Oral History Drop in Event
Local community film makers North Devon Moving Image (NDMI) are working on an exciting new project to unveil and preserve Barnstaple's hidden heritage through your personal stories and photographs. Working with Barnstaple Town Council, NDMI will be holding a free drop in event at Barnstaple Guildhall on Friday 27 November 2015 between 10am and 3.30pm where you can contribute to the project.
Amanda McCormack, Creative Director of NDMI says "We are fascinated by tales and images of old Barnstaple and there is nothing quite like hearing about the past from those who have lived it or who have stories passed down through their families."
The drop in day will be an informal and friendly event where people of all ages will have an opportunity to share their stories of Barnstaple. Interviews recorded and photographs scanned on the day will be used to produce a series of short films which will then be shared online and on the touch screen display at St Anne's Arts Centre in Barnstaple.
Amanda adds "The Barnstaple Stories event will be an opportunity for people to come along and share their own memories and pictures of Barnstaple in days gone by. It will be an informal event with free tea, coffee, cake and a chance to put your feet up after a hard morning's shopping. We are hoping that we will hear stories connected to local landmarks and significant historical events as well as romantic and poignant anecdotes and preserve them in the form of short films for future generations."
The Guildhall is fully accessible with a lift to the first floor and at 12.30pm on the day there will be a free guided tour for anyone who is interested.
For further information contact Amanda McCormack,
Creative Director, North Devon Moving Image
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