More Bristol workshops held

Posted: July 22, 2010 by 4bshive in Adult learners, Green Maps, Workshops

April 2010: Audio recording workshop in Bristol

Illustrating our memories

Memories of Merrywood Girls’ School, the old swimming pool and saving Filwood fields were some of the stories told about Knowle West at the April Green Mapping Session… Members of the group drew a map of the area and pictures to illustrate their stories before recording them to put on the local map of the area. Others who had recorded their stories at a previous session learned how to edit them with Apple’s Garageband and to upload them onto our own green map.

March 2010: Learning about storytelling

Learning how to tell a story

Learning how to tell a story

A story teller inspired the Green Mapping Group to swap tales about Knowle West from long ago at their March session. David Mowat from Bristol Ecoshows helped the group to map some of their stories about the local area onto paper as well as recording them on dictaphones. Participant Becky Thompson said: “I loved the session. The best part was joining in with the storytelling, drawing the map and allowing free flow imagination. I learned new skills telling stories to the group…” There was also a visit from resident artist Justin Quinnell who gave out pinhole cameras made from old beer cans and explained how to set them up. The cameras record the passage of the sun over several months and are being distributed throughout Knowle West. The photos are here.

The team also spoke to Steve Parry from GreenBristol about the forthcoming study trip to Budapest in May to link with our three Partners creating their own green maps.

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