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Bringing community history to life with the help of the Hive

Paul Hudson stands next to a jukebox of audio clips of World War 2
Paul Hudson stands next to a jukebox of audio clips of World War 2
Published Tuesday, 22nd October 2019

Our communities are full of people with amazing stories to tell, and The Hive wants to help people discover them.

On Saturday 2nd November, The Hive is running a workshop for anyone who would like to turn interviewer and record the stories and history of the area. 

The Oral History Taster will guide you through how you can do interviews, record the information and how to plan a project.

The team at The Hive are hugely experienced in this, having interviewed around 200 people for a project about World War 2 and supported many local groups in oral history projects.

Oral history is an interesting way to record events of the past, show people they are appreciated and capture stories which bring people together.

During the session, the team will play some extracts from interviews and share some of the wonderful stories they’ve uncovered, along with sharing tips and ideas to get your project started.

Councillor Lucy Hodgson, Worcestershire County Council's Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Communities said; "Oral history is fantastic way to capture information and work with communities and can be a key part of local projects. This day is aimed to help people find out what is involved, key tips for planning a project, and a chance to ask questions."

The session runs on Saturday 2nd November from 11am-12.30pm and is free to attend. You can just turn up but if you want to let us know if you’re coming on or ring 01905 766352.