Welcome back to our Storytelling Highlights, we’ve had a short break for easter but we’re back to 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. So you know the drill; it’s time to put the kettle on, grab a pair of headphones and enjoy.
1. Harrison’s Fund Screening
We’re really excited to be co-hosting a free charity screening of the award-winning documentary The Challenge: My Iron Man Dad as part of Third Sector Fundraising Week 2017. The film puts the spotlight on Alex Smith as he trains for an Iron Man to raise awareness about the condition Duchenne Muscular Dystophy which affects his son Harrison. The charity Harrison’s Fund funds research and awareness into the disease. We hope to see many of you there, book your place now and spread the word!
2. Trinity Hospice VR Bucket List
This is an amazing idea from Trinity Hospice and Flix Films. The south London hospice is using virtual reality to help patients tick things of their bucket lists. The hospice say they’re always looking for new innovative way to improve the care of patients and virtual reality has allowed patients to revisit far away homes, and experiences.
If you haven’t already watched this, the BBC Three documentary Kicked Out follows Rebecca Southworth as she shares her own story, taken from an abusive family home aged 13 and placed in care. She also meets others like her to discover why such a high proportion of sex workers, rough sleepers and prison inmates spent time in care.
Being the Story speaker Emma Lawton has taken on the huge feat to video blog every day for the next 365 days to raise awareness of Parkinson’s disease. PD365 gives us an insight into the every day life, and challenges of someone with Parkinson’s. Emma has already done so much to raise awareness and funds for Parkinson’s and we look forward to following her vlog.
Award winning photographer Richard Mosse has created an immersive multi-channel video installation in the Curve, Incoming. The artwork immerses you in the refugee crisis unfolding in the Aegean Sea, off the coast of Libya, in Syria, the Sahara, the Persian Gulf, and other locations. It’s only at the Barbican until Sunday, so if you have a chance to see it this weekend, do!
Mind Over Marathon – Broadcast last night, we thought this BBC One programme did a great job of putting a spotlight on mental health as it followed a group of ten unlikely runners living with or affected by different mental health issues train for the London Marathon. It was the first installment of a two-part series so catch up now and tune in for the next episode.
New on the SD blog:
Alicia Simmons, Voices of Stoke shares her experiences of receiving a sudden epilepsy diagnosis and the impact it has had on her life and work in this guest blog. We were thrilled to work with Voices of Stoke to help show their staff how they can share their stories through blogging.
Do keep us updated with what you think we should be finding out more about.
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Jude and Helena the sounddelivery team