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Join the My Story team – take part in a Creator Day!

 

Join the My Story team – take part in a Creator Day!

Learn new skills, gain experience and a professional reference from the lead artists and Hertfordshire Libraries project team.

Hertfordshire Libraries and Nysa Projects are busy pulling together an exciting programme of events and activities which will be running in libraries across Hertfordshire this autumn and winter and into 2022. Since being awarded a grant by Arts Council England, we have been recruiting artists to work with Hitchin and North Watford Libraries as artists-in-residence and we have also programmed a series of ‘Creator Days’ which will provide opportunities for people (16+) to work alongside professional artists and build a portfolio in the arts.

The sessions are open to all but especially suited to young emerging artists and musicians interested in developing their practice and participating in a community project.

 

Upcoming Creator Days

My Story Creator Days offer participants insight into how to pull together a programme of public events exploring the skills necessary to do so, including: programming, planning, digital engagement, arts administration and creative content creation.

Saturday 25 September Translating Stories: Into Music/ Into Song
Thursday 28 October Translating Stories: Into Poetry/Into Spoken Word
Saturday 13 November Translating Stories: Into Mini Movies/Into Visual Arts
Saturday 4 December Translating Stories: Into Film/Into Immersive Art

Our first Creator Day is ideal for young people interested in a career in musical arts, music production or someone who would like to develop their existing skills.

We will be running two separate one day courses in Stevenage Library on Saturday 25 September.

These one-day sessions are the starting point, there will be further opportunities to continue to develop your piece which will be part of the My Story Festivals and My Story Touring Exhibition in 2022.

Creator Days are free to attend and refreshments will be provided. If transport is an issue for you, we may be able to support you with travel expenses - please let us know in your application and we’ll contact you to discuss.

To register your interest please email us at mystory@hertfordshire.gov.uk with your contact details and one the team will get back to you to discuss the programme.

Translating Stories: Into Music Composition, Soundtrack and Production

Run by music producer Joseph Suddick, this ambitious session offers participants the opportunity to create a piece of music/soundscape/ sound art to tell 'My Story' using accessible music technology.

You will learn:

  • How to use a DAW on your computer to create a piece of music
  • How to create, texture and blend sounds to convey emotion in the story
  • Sampling and foley recording
  • How to blend narration into your soundscape

Join the My Story team – be a Storyteller

We are still keen to receive your story!

We love hearing from the Hertfordshire community, reading your stories and learning about your memories, experiences of change, transition and defining moments in your lives.

Stories do not have to be written either. You can share your story with us in whatever form you like. If you would rather make an audio recording than writing words on a page, we would really like to hear from you. Stories told in your own voice will add an extra special element.

You may also like to make a video, animation or, perhaps, even a song. Some of the stories we have received so far have been in the form of poems. How ever you feel happiest sharing your story, we would love to receive it.

All the stories we have been sent so far have been read by the team and shared on our website for people to enjoy. Storytellers become part of the My Story project and it is your stories that are used as fantastic inspiration to create amazing pieces of work by our talented group of artists. Who knows how your story might develop?

To send us your story in your chosen format all you have to do is email mystory@hertfordshire.gov.uk. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

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