Welcome to our Storytelling Highlights, this where we share what we’ve seen, heard or read about and would like to share with you from the worlds of charity communications and digital storytelling.This week London experienced a tragic attack, although deeply saddening it has shown the bravery and resilience of all of those involved in the response and we wanted to share this great blog by our friend Kirsty Marrins on practical ways to help in times of an attack.
Storytelling is one of the most powerful ways to create understanding and raise awareness, so it’s time to put the kettle on, grab a pair of headphones and explore our highlights.
It was incredible to see this BBC News feature on Andiamo this week. 6 months ago Naveed and Samiya Parvez spoke at our inaugural storytelling day Being the Story. They shared their powerful story about how the death of their son motivated them to create Andiamo, an innovative orthotics company. Their story shared by BBC Magazine has now reached thousands more, and Andiamo are launching a crowdfunder for their incredible work in the coming weeks, we’ll keep you updated.
2. One Day at GOSH
We loved this Twitter Takeover from Great Ormond Street. One day at GOSH on Monday gave us all an insight into the brilliant work they do there every day. A film crew spent 24 hours in the hospital, capturing and sharing videos of the incredible things that happen there daily, on the hour, every hour, for 24 hours. Twitter takeovers are a great way of sharing insights from the frontline, take a look at @lankellychase today where Systems Changer and frontline worker Bryony has taken the reigns to share a day in her life as a homeless shelter support worker.
— GOSH (@GreatOrmondSt) March 21, 2017
3. Speak your Mind: Jamal Edwards
There is still a huge taboo around speaking out about mental health amongst young men. That is why it is so important when people like Jamal Edwards speak out to challenge stigmas and encourage others to talk openly about mental health. Jamal is founder of filmmaking company and YouTube channel SBTV one the leading online youth broadcasters. He is reaching some of the groups most affected by stigmatisation and suicide, to encourage open conversation around depression.
4. Vimeo 360
As we see the adoption of more and more virtual reality and 360 video in marketing and campaigning organisations are looking at ways to make it more accessible. Video platform Vimeo has launched Vimeo 360 a new platform providing tutorials, highlights and a marketplace to create, share and even sell engaging immersive video.
5. Museums with Ideas but no Walls
A fascinating read from NY Times on four alternatives to conventional museums. The Museum of Homelessness caught our eye, driven by a passionate interest as the founder’s own father endured a period of homelessness as a young man, she wanted stories of homelessness to unfold in public spaces. Another, is Empathy Museum’s A Mile in My Shoes which we were lucky enough to have exhibit at Being the Story. It’s a powerful immersive experience sharing audio stories of a diverse set of people while you literally walk in their shoes.
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Jude and Helena the sounddelivery team