This Is It! Stockton-on-Tees
We are delighted to announce that our next This Is It! event is taking place on Monday 6 March in Stockton-on-Tees. In the heart of the North East of England, ARC Stockton Arts Centre will host an inspiring day for our Creativ... (read more)
THIS IS IT! was exactly what I needed. It left my mind whizzing with ideas. I don’t know what the future holds but I will keep working and keep climbing the ladder.”
The Creative Society is an arts employment charity that helps young people into jobs in the creative and cultural industries.
3rd – 6th, 8th – 12th August. 18 Exmouth Market, Clerkenwell
Opening Hours: From 12 on Wedensday 3rd. Otherwise 10am – 7pm Monday to Friday 11 – 4 Saturday
The HISTORY SHOP is a social experiment curated by The Creative Society (formerly New Deal of the Mind) - a pop-up workshop in which everyone is invited to participate. Everyone has a story, and we want to hear yours. In return, we will record, digitise, and if you wish, share your stories online, preserving your memories for future generations. Whether you want to tell us about growing up in Deptford in the 60s or the Joy Division gig you’ll never forget, we’d love to hear from you. There’s a lot you can do at the History Shop. Explore the Programme below, and come on down.
StoryBooth in collaboration with StoryVault: Make Your Story into History
The StoryBooth is a collaboration with StoryVault. StoryVault is about preserving and sharing ordinary people’s stories. From memories of the Blitz, to what life was like on a Southwark estate in the 60s, StoryVault.com is a growing digital archive of the UK’s memories, on film. StoryVault benefits future generations, students of history, and participants alike. Now we want to hear your stories!
To get involved and have your story preserved forever, bring yourself, or a relative or friend who wants to tell their story, to the History Shop. With the help of our project staff you can record the memories important to you. Your story, recorded on film, will be archived permanently at StoryVault.com.
[At the Shop 3rd – 6th, 8th – 12th August. 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm]
Time/Image Curious how Britain looked in 1942?
Time/Image works with digital film archives. The British Council is providing support for Time/Image whilst they are working on a project to digitise up to 100 films from the British Council’s archive held at the BFI. These films provide fascinating snapshots of the UK’s cultural, industrial and political heritage. Time/Image will be in the History Shop with film treats galore. Here’s what they’ve got going on:
Watch History: Screenings of British Council Archive films from the 1940s and contemporary re-edits at: 1pm, and 6pm.
Edit History – Edit your own archive mash-up out of sequences of archive footage in the public domain. Edit on Final Cut or iMovie with the help of Time/Image’s filmmakers.
Brit Vox-Pops – Time/Image will be asking people the question- What is Britain to you? Responses will be filmed, creating an instant snapshot of Britain today to be archived online. Have your say!
[At the Shop: 3rd – 6th, 8th – 12th August. 11am – 7pm] See timeimage.org.uk for further details.
One-off Time/Image events: Make History: London 2011 – the documentary created by you
Time/Image is setting you the challenge of making a film for them in 6 days. Inspired by the state of the nation piece, London 1942 (from the British Council’s film archive), Time/Image are asking you, the public, to take a camera phone, flip, or any kind of video device and film a moment in the day of your London life. Once you’ve captured what you want to say about life today, you send the results to Time/Image who will edit a film, London 11, from the clips.
Jeli Sound Archive Wish you could talk about music all day? Now you can.
Do you remember the first gig you went to like it was yesterday? Think you were at the festival where Brit Pop peaked? Is there a club, now luxury flats, that you can tell the inside story of? Got photos of gigs, or bands, venues and fans? Get down to the History Shop to get your memories on the record.
Jeli sound archive is a new project celebrating Britain’s popular music heritage through oral story telling. Jeli will map the UK’s interlocking music scenes as far back as the 1950s, through interviews from those who were there as well as recovered film, photos, promotional posters, gig tickets and other ephemera. The archive will be a national oral repository, accessible online at an ever-expanding site: jelisoundarchive.org.uk.
The jeli team will be at the History Shop running an open-house jeli workshop. Come in and tell us your music stories! Jeli will make an audio recording and archive this permanently on jelisoundarchive.org.uk.
[ At the Shop 3rd – 6th, 8th – 12th August. 10 – 1pm 2 – 6pm]
Photograhy Walks and Workshop, led by Peter Kyte.
[At the Shop 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th August 11AM and 2.30PM]
A fun summer jaunt, ideal for groups of mates or any budding photographer – the photography walks on offer compliment all of the historical storytelling going on in the shop with contemporary visual storytelling. Urban Signage and Buildings photography walks will be led by Peter Kyte. Starting at Meanwhile Exmouth Market the walks will take 2 hours to tour and explore the local area. Participants will have the option of taking part in a digital dark room session and being part of an exhibition.
For further details download the full photography walks programme.
To book please contact Peter at email@example.com.