The end-of-workshops screening – along with the storycircle – is everyone’s favourite part of the workshop. This afternoon at two at Valleys Kids, Soar Chapel, Penygraig, Rhondda, we’re holding the Rhondda Lives! screening and I’m really looking forward to it.
This week has been a fantastic one with ten people making a personal film with Valleys Kids using archive footage from BBC Wales and the National Screen and Sound Archive in a project funded by Heritage Lottery money. This project has been a lot of hard work for a lot of people and – seeing the stories that people have made – makes me realise it’s worth all the hard work. The stories they’ve told are fantastic!
I’ll reflect more about Rhondda Lives! in a future post and about different ways of facilitating storytelling using archive footage. For now, I just want to enjoy the anticipation of that final screening today.
Early on Monday morning, I’m taking a trip to Scotland organised by Susie Pratt of the George Ewart Evans Storytelling Centre at the University of Glamorgan. I’m looking forward to this, not least because it’ll be the first time I’ve ever been to Scotland. I’ll write about this trip next week.