• digital storytelling,  media literacy,  Wales

    Penyrenglyn screening

    Fantastic screening at Penyrenglyn Primary School yesterday afternoon. This was the final screening of the Rhondda Lives! project and it’s amazing what a legacy of digital stories remains after Katrina Kirkwood’s time leading this project for Valleys Kids. More than 75 have been made in 2007-9. One of the films, ‘Libraries in the Miners’ Lives’ by Margaret Thomas shows how these stories can give a fresh perspective and challenge assumptions. Margaret says it’s wrong to heap praise on mineowners by giving them labels as ‘philanthropists’. Mineowner David Davies may have helped fund Aberystwyth University but he sat back and watched his workers having to fund their own education by contributing…

  • story,  Wales

    Either shave your legs or get a sex change

    ‘A lad in me brother’s year said to me: “Either shave your legs or get a sex change.” I went home and told me mum and she stood me on a coffee table and shaved me legs with me dad’s razor.’ – overheard on a train near Chirk, 20:45, 26 February 2009.