Signal Film and Media is delighted to announce the launch of its exciting new Heritage Lottery Funded project:

Market Tales

The team and specialist tutors will work with volunteers, residents and stall holders to uncover and explore the role of Barrow’s Market in the town and to build up an in-depth picture of the market’s little known history.

Through an exciting programme of research and creative activities participants will record the scents, sounds and stories of the market and gain a deeper understanding of what it means to the community as a site of grassroots enterprise, a social hotspot and a melting pot of people of all ages and cultures.


The project will run from October 2017 to April 2018 and people are invited to join us at the project launch event at Signal Film and Media on Wednesday 18th October, 6pm – 7.30pm.

This will be an opportunity for people to get involved in the pre-christmas programme of archive research sessions, oral history training, storytelling and sound workshops, planned visits to other North Western Markets and the opening of a temporary market stall in Barrow Market.

The evening will include drinks, snacks and a short talk from Bill Myers, a local historian.


OCTOBER to CHRISTMAS 2017

| Wednesday 18th October  | 6pm – 7.30pm | Project Launch | Cooke’ Studio’s |

| Wednesday 25th October  | 7pm – 9pm | Archive research session | Library | Sue Benson & Julia Parks |

| Tuesday 31st October | 10 am – 12 noon | Archive research session | Library | Sue Benson & Julia Parks |

| Wednesday 1st November | 6pm – 8pm | Archive research session | Cooke’s Studio | Julia Parks |

| Wednesday 8th November | 6pm – 8pm | Archive research session | Cooke’s Studio | Julia Parks |

| Saturday 11th November | 10am – 5pm | Oral History Training | Cooke’s Studio | Rib Davis |

| Wednesday 15th November | 6pm– 8pm | Oral History Training | Cooke’s Studio |Jon Borgia & Julia Parks |

| Date TBC | Storytelling workshops | Kate Davis |  REGISTER YOUR INTEREST |

| Date TBC | Market Sound Workshop | Octopus Collective |  REGISTER YOUR INTEREST |

| Date TBC |  Visits to other North-Western Markets | REGISTER YOUR INTEREST |

| Date TBC | Opening of a Market Stall in Barrow Market | REGISTER YOUR INTEREST |

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Project Launch (Cooke’s Studio) 

Wednesday 18th October, 6pm – 7.30pm

The evening will include a film-screening, drinks and a short talk from Bill Myers, a local historian.  This will be an opportunity find out more about the upcoming programme of archive research sessions, oral history training, storytelling and sound workshops, planned visits to other North Western Markets and the opening of a temporary market stall in Barrow Market.

 

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Archive research sessions (Library)

Wednesday 25th October, 7pm – 9pm (Sue Benson)

Tuesday 31st October, 10 am – 12 noon (Sue Benson)

Join Archivist Sue Benson at Cumbria Archive and Local Studies Centre to learn more about archive research. During the two-hour sessions, Sue will show us what Market-related material is held in the Archive, from early maps and plans to photographs taken over the years.

 

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Archive research sessions (Cooke’s Studio) 

Wednesday 1st November, 6pm – 8pm (Julia Parks)

Wednesday 8th November, 6pm – 8pm (Julia Parks)

A chance to review what we’ve found out in the Barrow library on the previous week’s research sessions.

 

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Oral History Training (Cooke’s Studio)

Saturday 11th November, 10am – 5pm (Rib Davis)

Join Oral Historian and Playwright Rib Davies on an intensive one-day introduction course to oral history recording. We’re delighted to welcome Rib to Signal, as one of the country’s leading Oral Historians, Rib is an accredited trainer in oral history on behalf of the British Library and Oral History Society. In addition to oral history, Rib has performed over 60 scripts on stage, screen and radio.

To find out more about Rib Davies and his work visit: http://ribdavis.com/

Over the session participants will learn;

  • What is Oral History?
  • Where does it come from?
  • How to prepare an effective interview
  • Preparing the interview and effective interviewing techniques
  • Ethics of use and legal issues
  • Summarising, transcription and archiving

There are 12 places available on the workshop and we ask that each participant carry out at least one interview to contribute towards the Market Tales Project. The final recordings will be deposited in the Archive and Local Studies Centre.

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Oral History Training (Sound Recording) (Signal)

Wednesday 15th November, 6pm– 8pm (Jon and Julia)

Follow up on the previous weeks Oral History Training and join Julia and Jon from Signal to learn how to use hand-held sound recorders to capture an effective oral history interview.

 

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For More Information Contact:

Julia Parks

julia@signalfilmandmedia.co.uk

01229 838 592