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Stoke: Second Workshop

11th December 2013

Stoke Film TheatreWe held the second briefing session on 11th December 2013, 6pm – 7.30pm in the Foyer space at the Stoke Film Theatre on College Road at which Pat, Elise, Phil, Janis, Jane, Jayne and Ray were present.This follow-up session clarified a range of issues for both participants and the technology team. For example, participants wanted to know where and how they would access materials they needed to construct and tell their stories.

Participants will be able to use archival resources from the Science Museum and the BBC who are partners on the project. Participants also wanted clarification on what happens with the stories and other materials created when the project ends and who gets to own or share them. It is up to participants to decide what they want to do with the materials produced and whether or not they want share to it. Ownership and copyright are key issues we will be engaging with together throughout the project and beyond. The technology team on their part wanted to identify particular research areas or story ideas that participants had in mind. Participants were then asked to break into pairs or in small groups and to put their ideas down on paper. An  idea-bursting session followed from which interesting topics arose such as World War One home front and missing memorials, oral histories and life in Longton, history of family work and the social, economic and ecological importance of wildlife and the urban environment just to mention a few. At the end of the session, there was an opportunity to attend the screening of the film The Last Bottle Kiln Firing in Stoke-on-Trent.