Recording Days for Hear and Now – Bringing People Together and Stories to Life across Torbay

Hear & Now poster jan 2018
(Last Updated On: February 22, 2018)

Ocean Youth Radio and Sound Communities have recently launched their new project ‘Hear and Now’, an intergenerational Torbay-wide exploration and celebration of oral history. They need to find people and their stories for their recording days at the following events:

23/3/18 2.30-5.30pm at Paignton Library
23/3/18 7.30pm at Palace Theatre Arena as part of True Stories Live
27/3/18 11-2pm at Unit 28, Fleet Walk
1/3/18 12-4pm at Brixham Museum at the Sharing Stories Festival
3/3/18 12-3pm at Torquay Museum at The Sharing Stories Festival
4/5/18 11-1pm at Dunboyne Court, 170 St Marychurch Road, Torquay, Devon TQ1 3AB

This project brings young and older people together to find, explore and broadcast oral histories. Over two years, all generations will conduct interviews and record the histories and anecdotes of people in later life at events, in libraries, care homes and community centres in a wide variety of ways.

The project is now looking for people to get involved, and are looking for residents who have stories and memories about Torbay, who perhaps remember the 400 club, Macaris, the queen visiting, or concerts at Torquay town hall.

There will be 3 listening stations in Brixham, Torquay and Paignton libraries to “house” the stories and upload the audio onto a new Celebrating Torbay website for future generations to enjoy.

Kate Rudman, said:If you have stories to tell, we would love to hear them. This project is all about getting older and younger people together to make sure that our remarkable history is not forgotten. This project helps all generations to connect with each through understanding their place more through others’ eyes. It is also an opportunity for everyone to learn new skills around recording and broadcasting.

“If residents would like to get involved they are welcome to contact us at Sound Communities and we will arrange recording sessions in Brixham, Paignton and Torquay.”

Ocean Youth Radio and Sound Communities have been awarded 2 year’s funding from Heritage Lottery Fund and Ageing Well Torbay to work with local history groups at Torbay’s Libraries to find hidden stories to treasure into the future.

This work is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Heritage Lottery Fund and in partnership with the Torbay Youth Trust and libraries.

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