Soundcheck

Soundcheck was inspired by the interview transcript of a conversation between a young person and a young researcher at a Stories2Connect story-telling event at a youth group. This story is aimed at young adults and may also be of interest to education and social work professionals. The story contains references to abuse and mild expletives. This Read More …

Jobs are Like Hens’ Teeth

Jobs are Like Hens’ Teeth was inspired by the transcript of a conversation between two young men and a young researcher talking about the challenges that they have faced finding employment, as well as sharing their future hopes and dreams. Alison Padley-Woods, an author from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, worked with the project Read More …

Theodor’s Garden

Theodor loves working at the horticultural garden. As he nurtures his plants and flowers he is reminded of his mum leaving him as a young child and wishes that she had been around to look after him. Theodor wonders about the different types of support that flowers and people need in order to thrive and Read More …

The Old Armchair

The Old Armchair was written 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 ‘Alex’ about his life and future hopes and dreams. This story was written 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 …

First Day on the Job

Last week we welcomed our new summer intern, Deanna, to the project. Amongst other things, Deanna will be involved in talking to lots of children and young people to find out what they think of our ever-growing collection of stories and phygital objects. Here in her first blog, she reflects on her first day with Read More …

Interviews, Inductions and Introductions.

Amy Lee Tempest is a first year literature and creative writing student at UCLan. She will be working with the project over a ten week period as part of a research internship. Amy will be learning about the project’s aims and objectives, research methods and assisting with the running of the project. Here she blogs 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 …