Want to tell the story of your group or organisation, but don’t know how to begin? Want to get service-users talking about their lives or interests? Fancy doing a bit of research into your local community, or investigate an episode in history that interests your branch members? WEA tutors can help turn your group’s idea into reality, embedding literacy and ICT skills where required.
The WEA has a rich history of working with groups to help them tell hidden stories from history. Tutors have worked with learners on a variety of projects, using oral history techniques to write books and make films about everything from the Spanish Civil War to local history.
One forthcoming project will see a group in the North of Glasgow investigate the history of their community centre, with a view to telling their story through designing and helping create a stained glass window for their centre. The WEA tutor is a writer and performer as well as a professional architectural glass-maker.