Rainbow

Liam saunters. That’s the way he walks, making him seem confident and happy. So does his infectious high-pitched laugh that often erupts suddenly when no-one is expecting it. But Liam’s laughter masks a multitude of emotions. And as Liam begins a new chapter in his life at hairdressing college, he hopes it will be the Read More …

The Serious Business of Hiding a Ball

The Serious Business of Hiding a Ball was co-created by young people and the author, Amy Lee Tempest, using ‘story-making dice’ designed by the Stories2Connect project team. The story features a dog called Baxter who dreams of becoming an astro-physicist but feels anxious about his first day at school. Baxter has a special ball that helps him Read More …

Talking to an Octopus

Talking to an Octopus was inspired by a young woman who shared with the Stories2Connect team some of her experiences of feeling frustrated and excluded. Children’s author, Susan Gates, worked with the transcript and developed a humorous story using a combination of real events and fictitious characters to explore more serious issues, such as difficulties Read More …

Tall Ships and Small Steps

Tall Ships and Small Steps was written in collaboration with a young person participating in the Stories2Connect project. The material for the story was collected through a series of interviews and events where the writer observed and talked with Jessica (a name chosen by the young person) over a period of many months. Tall Ships Read More …

Purpose and Paws

Purpose and Paws is suitable for a general audience and is especially relevant for children and young people who might face difficulties speaking out about bullying at school. The story was co-created by a young woman participating with the project and the author, Amy Lee Tempest, at a story-making workshop event and is inspired by Read More …

Our Summer Workshop – phygital and story making

This Summer, the ‘Stories to Connect’ group gathered together for yet another creative workshop. The workshop was hosted at Lancaster University with both the story making and the phygital teams coming together. Both provided plenty of activities over two days to help inspire creativity and help progress the story and phygital making. Our UCLan intern, Read More …

Festival Feedback

  Here’s what some of our visitors had to say about our project launch!     Share this: Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) Click to print (Opens in new window) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) <a rel="nofollow" data-shared="sharing-twitter-550" class="share-twitter sd-button share-icon no-text" href="http://stories2connect project tracking Read More …

Let the training begin!

It’s been an eventful couple of weeks on the Stories2connect project! We have been very busy preparing for our young researcher training sessions, which took place during the first two weeks of August. During the last three months we have been talking to lots of different people, trying to find out how different individuals and Read More …

Storytelling Gallery

And so the project begins…

Project Launch Saturday 27th June Contributors, project members and UCLan student ambassadors eagerly awaited the first visitors to our storytelling festival one bright, sunny morning in June. After months of preparation and deliberation, we hoped that we would attract a large number of visitors from far and wide who were keen to experience stories in Read More …