Nick’s Riddle

Nick’s Riddle was co-created by one of the Stories2Connect researchers in collaboration with a young person participating with the project. The material for the story was collected through a series of interviews and events where the writer observed and talked with Nick about some of the challenges that he has encountered in his life. This story Read More …

Train Alone Day

Train Alone Day was inspired by the experiences of different young people who wanted to achieve greater independence in their lives. Transcripts of conversations that included references to some of the different obstacles young people faced were shared with the author who fictionalised their challenges and triumphs as one coherent narrative. This story is aimed at Read More …

Just Getting on with It

Just Getting on with it was inspired by the interview transcript of a conversation between a young carer and a young researcher at a Stories2Connect story-telling event. The story features a young man called Josh who doesn’t like to talk about his problems but instead prefers to, ‘just get on’. A chance encounter with a fellow Read More …

Summat Good

Summat Good was inspired by the transcript of a conversation between a 19 year old young man and a project researcher at a story-telling event. The transcript was shared with Marion Brown, an author from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, who worked with the project team to create a fictionalised story that reflects how 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 …

Warhammer and Curry

Warhammer and Curry was written by a former Lancaster University creative writing student, Megan Breakwell, in collaboration with the Stories2Connect team of researchers. The material for this story was collected from an interview with an 11 year old boy and his foster mum who shared their experiences of living together following the death of the boy’s father Read More …

Finding Family

Finding Family was inspired by the life story of a young man who shared experiences of being separated from his siblings and managing difficult relationships at home. The transcript was re-worked into a brief by project researchers and shared with a group of 2nd year animation students at UCLan. Margaret Vanderlaan, Tong Cao, Hayley Covell and Read More …

Dance with a Difference

Dance with a Difference was inspired by the life story of a young woman who shared some of her experiences of living with autism with young researchers at a Stories2Connect story-telling event. After the event, the project team re-worked transcripts of these conversations into an animation brief. UCLan animation students, Max Jordan, Kenny Dean, Natalie Jeffers Read More …

Jake Speaks Up

‘Jake Speaks Up’ was inspired by the life story of a young man who participated with the Stories2Connect project. This film was co-created and produced by the Stories2Connect team. The illustrations were created by one of UCLan’s talented Illustration students, Alice Cullinane. This story is suitable for young children and families, and is especially relevant Read More …

Festival Feedback

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