Sat, 30 Sept|
Saint Paul's Learning Centre
Suitcase Storytelling - Objects as Reminiscence
This friendly, interactive workshop explores how objects can inspire family and personal stories.
Time & Location
30 Sept 2023, 14:00 – 16:00
Saint Paul's Learning Centre, ST PAULS LEARNING AND FAMILY CENTRE, 94 Grosvenor Rd, St Paul's, Bristol BS2 8XJ, UK
About the event
Is there an object in your house, or attic, that could tell a story about your personal or family history? The phrase, every object tells a story, is not quite true because it forgets that it is not the object but us that tell the story. And the story we tell is often only half known. We must guess, infer, fill in, read between the lines to make the story come alive.
In this workshop storyteller Phil Okwedy shares an unexpected find he made of love letters that were written and sealed in Nigeria and opened and read in Wales as an invitation for you to share the story of an object that is precious to you. So, whether it is a suitcase, a watch, a letter, a photograph or any object that holds a meaning for you, please bring it along and let’s share our stories together.