New website for BBCA: see many of their 800 digital stories – and a bouncing rabbit

On Facebook today, Natasha James, manager of Breaking Barriers Community Arts*, announced the launch of the organisation’s brand new website:

bbca

“We have a new website http://www.breakingbarriers.org.uk We’d love you to check it out and give some feedback as well as enjoy watching some stories.”

Apart from viewing digital stories and community videos, the website gives details of Training the Trainers workshops, talks about how they develop and manage both digital storytelling and video projects (including video examples of past projects).

There are insights into the storytellers, such as Conway Caswell was part of a group of stroke victims who met regularly. He graduated with a degree in English Literature later in life, but ill health stopped him being able to complete his Masters. This story gave Conway an outlet for his love of writing and he sent a copy to each of his brothers at Christmas.

* In the interests of full disclosure, I should say that I’m on BBCA’s board of directors.

Center for Digital Storytelling’s Joe Lambert teaching iPhone storytelling in London 2-4 June

Joe Lambert speaking at DS5
Joe Lambert speaking at DS5 in Aberystwyth
Joe Lambert, CDS Founder and Director, is coming to Cardiff to DS7 on 7 June 2012. While he’s in the UK he’s leading an iPhone workshop in London on June 2-4. Here’s the info from CDS:

“Join CDS Founder and Director Joe Lambert on a weekend walk through the old City of London to explore your story against the backdrop of London streets. Using iPhones, iPads or iPod Touch, you will shoot, record, edit and complete a short film. See http://www.storycenter.org/iphone-workshop/ for more information. Special offer – Sliding Scale $100-$300/participant. Limit 15 participants.”

For details, email workshop@storycenter.org

This sounds like a diamond opportunity for UK Digital Storytellers to learn about using the latest mobile tools to tell a story and to get a taste of the excitement of the Capital over the weekend of the Royal Jubilee celebrations.