The Workshops

Thanks to all who have been to our workshops. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting everyone. There was lots of excellent conversation and the amount of superb work created –  poems, stories, drawing – was amazing.

Rich took photos of the Willerby session. Click on an image to enlarge and scroll through –

At our workshops we used music, poetry, local film and storytelling to explore the themes of the My Ancestors were French project. It was easygoing, no pressure and we had lots of good discussion over tea and biscuits. One of Rich’s auriculas – Crimple – flowered in time for the Wolfreton session, so made a guest appearance.

Rich took photos of the Wolfreton session. Click on an image to enlarge and scroll through –

Special thanks to Mike Poole and the Willerby Methodist Hall team for hosting the Willerby session,  Bev Tamminen for hosting the Wolfreton session and Creator College for the Refugee Week session.

See the Willerby Session Work Here

See the Wolfreton Session Work Here

Hull Refugee Week Workshop Here

All the poems are posted on our blog.

It’s all part of the Heritage Lottery Funded All Our Stories scheme, in support of BBC2’s ‘The Great British Story – A People’s History’

Work produced at the workshops are displayed at the project exhibitions celebrating the stories uncovered and work created for the ‘My Ancestors were French’ project.

Elements of the workshop are filmed and will contribute to a digital archive of the Heritage Lottery Fund’s All Our Stories project, in support of the BBC’s The Great British Story – A People’s History.

© 2013 Richard and Louise Duffy-Howard