When: Saturday 14 September, 11.00 - 14.00
Where: Tavistock Library, Plymouth Road
Organised by: Tavistock Library and Tavistock Area Support Services
Booking required?: No
Many of us have a mum or dad, a friend or relative who’s told us stories about their own lives that seemed… ordinary, incredible, hard, unlikely, different, extraordinary… But now? Perhaps these people are old and forgetful or have passed away, and their stories too are becoming dim and uncertain.
The Life Story Project (LSP) has been running for six years and its purpose is to give people the chance to document their own lives, in their own words, while they are still able to remember. This activity has proved very beneficial on many levels for those telling their stories, as well as the volunteers making the recordings and transcriptions.
LSP has arranged this Heritage Open Day event partly to mark our achievements to date, and partly to raise awareness and increase participation in our future work. The day involves LSP working with the Tavonians and Tavistock Library to add drama, depth and context to these oral histories. It is hoped this event will act as a springboard for further collaboration.
As a visitor, you will be able to listen to readings of people’s unique experiences of historical events. Hear people tell tales of life in remarkably different times. Find out about your family history with genealogists from Tavistock library. Have stories from your own life recorded.
The event runs from 11 AM to 2 PM and is completely free. Please come along – you can come and go as you please – but it could be something to remember forever!