Chase & Chalke Free Training Opportunity: Oral History training at Gold Hill Museum


 Sat 21/05/2022
 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Are you interested in media studies, journalism, history, rural life or tourism?

The Chase & Chalke team are recruiting a new wave of oral historians and we are actively encouraging young people (age 16-25) to take part,  but all ages are welcome, to join us for a day of oral history training as part of the Memories Captured oral history project.

This training session is being held at the beautiful Gold Hill Museum in historic Shaftesbury, and is completely free. We can also reimburse you for any travel expenses and can help with transport if you need it. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain knowledge and hands-on practical skills in oral history; experience in interviewing; using audio recording equipment; and data handling and storage, and GDPR considerations.

To sign up just register as a volunteer on the Chase & Chalke Volunteer Hub.

Memories Captured is an oral history project which is being delivered in partnership with Blandford Museum. The project aims to train a new wave of oral historians from across our area with the skills to capture people’s stories and memories through interviews. Our aim is to support and mentor our newly trained oral historians to interview local people who have lived in, grown up in, farmed the land of the Chase & Chalke area. These stories and memories will be recorded and put together as an exhibition and publication of life in this magical landscape.

With the support of our project partners Blandford Museum, volunteers will help us to uncover and gather stories and living memories from those who have experienced the Chase & Chalke area, capturing stories of how the land was managed, how wildlife patterns have changed, what craftsmanship and skills were used, such as charcoal making, coppicing, hurdle making and water-meadow management.

All volunteers will receive free training from industry experts in Oral History, Archiving and Historical Research to provide them with the necessary skills to embark on this exciting project.

Memories Captured – Cranborne Chase AONB

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