We are often led to believe that the stories that matter are those of the famous and powerful, but what if ordinary people were just as important in making sense of the past? This creative history-making workshop will explore how to use oral history and family history research to capture, shape and share the stories of your own history.

Placing Ourselves is suitable for everyone over 50. No previous experience is required, just a willingness to take part and one intriguing family legend or much loved tale to share.

This session will take place on Zoom. For more information, please click here

Part of our Get Creative Summer - find out more here

About the Artist

Amy Hailwood is a Participation Practitioner at the Octagon Theatre where she regularly facilitates and directs participatory theatre productions, including with ArtBeat, the Octagon's theatre group for over 50s. Amy also makes theatre for social change as a freelance director and is Artistic Director of Ordinary Glory theatre company. She is inspired by documenting ordinary people's lived experiences and testimonies as the foundation for live performance. She has worked on oral history projects with working class women in Merseyside and older women in the Caribbean, and is trained in oral history methods by the Oral History Society.

Additional information


Online Zoom Session


Friday 31 July, 2-3.30pm


50 +