Four volunteers from our group of participants for the 2018 programme will have interviewed elderly members of the communities in both their local area in Wiltshire and Swindon and in Gunjur, The Gambia, and written their responses to hearing the life stories, under the mentoring of a professional writer, Colin Heber-Percy.
Reconnecting generations through storytelling and recording for posterity something vital that might otherwise have been lost.
Listening to stories
Asking our young people to listen and to hear older members of their communities will be a deeply rewarding experience for all involved.
The telling of these stories will be transformative, not just for the young people or the older folk whose stories are being told but for the wider community, reconnecting generations and recording for posterity something vital that might otherwise have been lost.
Colin Heber Percy
A professional Screenwriter, Colin lives and works in Wiltshire.
'Stories are a communal currency of humanity'
-Tahir Shah in Arabian Nights