I wasthe Executive Producer of the BBC
Telling Lives Digital Storytelling project running workshops
throughout England between 2002 and 2005.
Telling Lives was based on the Capture
Wales project based at the BBC in Cardiff. The
team in England was fully trained and mentored by the Welsh
team in the winter of 2002/3.
When the Telling Lives project ended I began digistories
to continue to pass on the skills of digital storytelling
to a wide range of communities.
In some ways it was a big decision to leave the BBC after
18 years. I had been a radio producer, journalist
and Managing Editor of two BBC Local Radio stations in Hull
Community service had always been important to me and I was
proud to have led the team at Radio York that won a Sony Gold
Award for it's community service to North Yorkshire during
the floods of 2000.
Digital Storytelling continues that tradition of community
service. Through the workshops I've watched people change.
They gain confidence as well as skills by telling their story
using new technology and modern media. I rarely leave a workshop
without learning something new about human experience.
If the decision to leave the BBC was difficult - the decision
to continue with digital storytelling was easy.
If you think I can help you with any aspect of digital storytelling
please get in touch.
adult education tutors said about training workshops
"Very professional. Well organised and delivered sessions.
practical advice on how to deliver the sessions."
"I learnt so much through undergoing what I myself will
be teaching. Barrie was a brilliant facilitator."
day enabled me to see the story telling work from a students
perspective, raising my enthusiasm, which I could then, hopefully,
transmit when teaching the course."
learnt new methods and story telling techniques."
"Enjoyed hearing other peoples' stories. We all achieved
success and were supportive and supported by Barrie"