Stories of Change: Exploring energy and community in the past, present and future

Lead Research Organisation: Open University
Department Name: Faculty of Arts and Social Sci (FASS)

Abstract

The ways we have lived with energy in the past has often changed - and will change again. The question is: what changes do we want and how do we tell these stories of change?

The 'Stories of Change' project works with a range of communities to explore the varied and changing ways in which humanity has lived with energy in the past, and the choices available to us all in the future. It draws on history, literature, social and policy research and the arts to encourage a more imaginative approach to energy choices. The project supports the cross-party commitments to decarbonisation that sit at the heart of the UK Government's Climate Change Act. Research has shown that many people feel disengaged, disempowered or actively hostile to the kinds of changes to the UK's energy system required to meet the targets embedded in the Act. Societies the world over are faced with pressing shared challenges about future energy choices. Polling points to wide acceptance that actions will be required to reduce demand and cope with future environmental hazards. But new developments and measures to manage or reduce demand can generate conflict. Our project seeks to make space to work through the areas of conflict and identify elements of a collective vision.

We are inspired by the example of the Mass Observation movement's stories of everyday life in the UK, above all in the 1930s and 1940s. Their work combined a desire to give ordinary people a voice, radical innovations in social research and bold new ideas about media and the arts. It has inspired our three objectives:

1. To listen to and give a platform to more diverse, often unheard, voices;
2. To mobilise change through research and the arts, and;
3. To innovate in use of digital media.

'Stories of Change' is organised around three mini research projects, or 'stories' and one cross-cutting project 'Energetic' that supports these, and draws wider conclusions. The project works with communities in three locations; each representing a different area of life. 'Policy Story: Demanding Times' gathers a novel mix of communities of interest around energy policy, and generates new accounts of energy policy and politics past, present and future. 'Industry Story: Future Works' is rooted in the English midlands, and seeks to unearth fresh accounts of the long relationship between energy, industrial making and landscape, and explores where it might go next. 'Everyday Story: Life Cycles' engages with the role that energy resources have played in shaping communities and everyday life in south Wales, from migration, for example from within Wales and as far as Somalia to work with coal, to new movements of people and things that support the UK's largest wind array.

We are working with stories because they offer a popular and engaging route into thinking about the past and present and imagining possible futures, and also because stories, narratives and narration are concepts that people from a range of academic and creative disciplines can gather around. History, digital storytelling, fictional narratives, and scenarios of the future all communicate different ideas about the consequences of change for everyday life, and explain different perspectives and attitudes towards change.

We will gather these stories - old and new - into an online publicly accessible collection (our 'Stories Platform'). We will offer pathways ('stories') through the materials, but it will also be easy for users to browse, or make up their own stories of change by threading material together using digital tools we provide. The academic team will also produce academic articles and a book, policy briefs and popular materials. The communities, our creative partners and the research team will also collaborate to produce a mix of creative writing, songs, short films, performances and museum and festival shows.

Planned Impact

IMPACTS OVER TIME There will be specific impacts within the life of the project, but it is also a platform from which we will develop a longer term body of impacts and university-community relations (including policy). Our Digital Strategy supports future evolution. Our Creative Commissioning Strategy will co-produce a body of finished work, but also fund development phases and seed applications for co-funding from Arts Councils England and Wales and charitable trusts, extending impacts in scale and time.

COMMUNITY IMPACTS To support progress towards more sustainable communities, we will:
* Uncover and channel, through co-design and co-production principles, the messages felt to be relevant by communities we work with via policy, web and other media pathways
* Leave a skills and capacity legacy - e.g training young people in eliciting oral histories, developing digital storytelling techniques and online documentary content
* Develop new connections within and between communities and new confidence around the value of their stories (via events programme; workshops; online tools)
* Reveal and promote, through our creative commissions and Stories Platform: a fuller account of popular views about and ideas in response to policy challenges and opportunities amongst policy communities (story 1); a wider range of views and ideas about low carbon futures by those involved in the industrial sector, supporting progress towards a greener economy (story 2); and a richer account of energy systems transformations as they affect everyday life, opening routes to environmental sustainability (story 3)

POLICY IMPACTS We view policy communities and their networks as a key constituency, rather than simply end users. To support progress towards the goals of the Climate Change Act we will:
* Produce policy briefings in print and podcast form
* Present key findings to policy audiences in local authorities and UK and Welsh Government
* Create greater awareness amongst policy makers of the range of responses to and ideas about low carbon transitions
* Extend awareness and experience of novel forms of community engagement rooted in stories, co-production and use of digital tools and platforms
* Support a novel body of 'connections with communities' for policymakers, and awareness of the potential and hazards surrounding co-design and co-production

CULTURAL INSTITUTIONS AND CREATIVE COMMUNITY IMPACTS Partnerships with museums, heritage bodies, galleries, festivals and media, as well as our creative partners, will support ripple effects, make many connections and ensure findings are heard well beyond the immediate communities and partners involved in the project. To help create longer term impacts we will:
* Critically evaluate impacts drawing on current academic research and leading arts impact evaluation practice
* Connect communities further with arts organisations and practitioners and seed further partnerships and engagement

TEACHER & LEARNER IMPACTS We will create 'learner pathways' through the Stories Platform content, and tools supporting user-generated content and permitting users to generate and share their own pathways/stories

MEDIA IMPACT To scale the impact amongst general publics we will:
* Catalyse fresh approaches in mainstream media storytelling about environment, society and energy, overcoming stale, incomplete representations of conflicts or static accounts of energy systems
* Create an online Story Platform to inspire users through the diversity and dynamism of humanity's life with energy, and allow them to: browse 'raw' content supported by semantic web tools; follow curated pathways; upload content and generate their own pathways

TEAM IMPACTS All members will develop digital humanities/social science, social media and digital media skills. They will also develop skills in rare but prized interdisciplinary multi-institution team-based working, and reflect on and promote awareness of the skills required.

Organisations

Publications

10 25 50

 
Title Archive & the Machine Live Project 
Description - Development of design ideas for visible storage for the museum of making 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact - Change the way in which Derby Makers/ Derby Silk Mill worked in their workshop - Influenced the brief for the £16.4 Million 'Museum of Making' project 
URL https://archiveandthemachine.wordpress.com/
 
Title Butetown poetry 
Description 2 poems written by creative partners Ali Goolyad and Hassan Panero 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact impact on authors' reflections on energy 
 
Title Digital story collection Treherbert 
Description 6 digital stories based on audio recording in the story studio but matched with the participants' own photographs 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Participants reported that taking part in co-producing their own digital stories was a stimulating experience 
 
Title Energetic (multi-contributor performance) 
Description Programme of poetry, song, storytelling, film edit, installation and circus, programmed by Clare Patey and involving a cast of 20. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact An inspiring and engaging component within the TippingPoint/Stories of Change event in Oxford for 130 participants, including approximately 80 artists. 
 
Title Energy Stories 
Description Performed lecture by Stephen Peake, The Open University, that opened the Tipping Point/Stories of Change event in the Sheldonian Theatre in Oxford. An account of 400 years of the history of humanity's life with energy, told through lighting sources. The show was filmed and will be edited and shared on youtube as well as going on the Stories Platform. 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact The performance set the scene for the two day event, and created an atmosphere that supported creative and engaged responses from the 130 participants including 80 artists. Several participants, including theatre/arts producers and a writer, have asked Stephen about further developing the work. 
 
Title Now that the mining is done 
Description Song written by performer Frankie Armstrong following the artist workshop ran by one of our Stories of Change Fellows. 
Type Of Art Composition/Score 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact Author reported being particularly engaged by by the recordings of people talking about the impact of the pit closures on the communities in south Wales, which inspired the song. 
 
Title One Great Workshop Live Project, Portland Works 
Description A series of designed outputs including: - performance/ presentations - short film - insulated pod design - secondary glazing prototypes - 'see-saw-dust-squisher' (designed and built artefact to reuse waste sawdust as fuel for stoves) - engagement activities, blog, twitter, presentations, websites (see engagement section) - mapping work 
Type Of Art Artefact (including digital) 
Year Produced 2014 
Impact Since the completion of the work a number of businesses that are part of this partnership have taken steps to reduce their waste and reuse materials for heating (sawdust). They have also committed to developing and installing secondary glazing in their workshops. 
URL http://onegreatworkshop.wordpress.com/
 
Title Stories of Change: An anthology of writing on energy from the South Wales coalfield 
Description Collection of creative writings that came out of the workshops ran by creative partner Emily Hinshelwood. 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact impact on participants around developing thinking about energy in South Wales 
 
Title The Rumour Mill 
Description - Development of animation using verbatim dialogue 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact
URL https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/12/03/rumour-has-it/
 
Title Theatrical performance 
Description An open air performance using verbatim text from research correspondents 
Type Of Art Performance (Music, Dance, Drama, etc) 
Year Produced 2016 
Impact Performance taken to the Welsh Parliament for public performance after performance in communties 
 
Title Tom Cadwallader 
Description 2 poems inspired by our visit to interview Tom as part of the oral history interviews 
Type Of Art Creative Writing 
Year Produced 2015 
Impact artistic output was unsolicited and prompted by our visit and made author reflect on local wind farm development 
 
Description Our approach to engaged and participatory approaches to energy transitions has proven means of engaging constituencies that often feel distanced from climate change and energy decision making and transformations has been very productive. The risky experimental approach has been proven the right route to take. We will be sharing this learning progressively across the next two years via our publications and further events programme, as well as partnership working. One concrete expression of the value of our approach having practical potential is demonstrated in our experience of collaborating with Community Energy Fortnight, Fit for the Future Network and the National Trust this summer to gather a body of 'stories' (well designed and presented case studies) that can animate an appetite for change. We anticipate that extending this approach will form an element of our Follow on Funding bid.
Exploitation Route In addition to the project book, which is intended as an approachable, non-academic summary and 'taster' of the project (see last url) we also offer the Stories Platform as a public resource https://storiesofchange.ac.uk . All of this content is offered under Creative Commons license and we will be promoting the platform as a place for others to share data and 'build stories' as well as draw on our content. If our discussion with BEIS builds well we will be feeding in ideas to the development of an idea they have for a national event.
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL https://issuu.com/energeticbook/docs/energeticv09sp
 
Description The project is now complete, although we anticipate a 'long tail' of impact and are planning a further event in the early summer as well as a Follow on Funding bid. Our launch event, the TippingPoint/Stories event, brought 130 participants, including 80 artists and 20 from the business and policy communities, together to explore fresh ways of engaging with energy and climate change. In the eighteen months since then we have convened or participated in events in community and cultural centres and museums and shared our approach and early findings in policy, business, media and arts gatherings. In addition to sharing our material with these groups we have also sought ways to share our methodologies for thinking in fresh ways about significant societal transitions (in our case primarily about energy). We have built new partnerships since autumn 2015, including with journalists (BBC and former BBC) who have conducted or written in response to 'hard to get' interviews, and also forged a new project partnership with the Energy Institute. We have also created opportunities for some of our young community partners to speak directly with leading media figures. As PI I have been having meetings with NGO, charity and policy people to explore possibilities for scaling our approach. The Future Works strand has developed closer bonds to industrial partners in the English Midlands and is looking at an energy retrofit toolkit and workshop process, and the South Wales based Everyday Lives strand has extended its work with community partners in Ynysybwl, Treherbert, Tairgwaith and Butetown. Diverse methods rooted in sharing stories and memories have been deployed, in partnership with creative and community partners. We were delighted with the partnership with Derby Museums which delivered an exhibition that was designed such that it can be reused and repurposed in future. We are in talks with BEIS about them drawing on some of our learning and activities for a national event that is currently on the drawing board. There are two final pieces of creative work that have yet to be presented and they will form part of our summer event.
First Year Of Impact 2014
Sector Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Energy,Environment,Government, Democracy and Justice,Manufacturing, including Industrial Biotechology,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural,Societal,Policy & public services

 
Description BBC3 Climate Change Brainstorm
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact I devised, cast and facilitated a workshop for BBC Three senior commissioners and executives and a body of independent and in house producers that introduced them to the state of the latest thinking on climate change in the wake of the Paris UNFCCC talks (COP21). This took the form of a 50:50 'expert/media' meeting of around 20 people. My script was informed by my close knowledge of BBC treatment of climate change across three decades, drawing on the AHRC funded Earth in Vision project. But amongst the 'experts' were two of the young people who had participated the previous summer in the AHRC funded Stories of Change project. They represent the channels target demographic, and were able to talk about their own journey with energy and climate change issues, and own experience of producing their own media on the topic, due to their involvement in the project. The meeting was designed to help BBC Three consider commissions on the topic and encourage independent producers to develop ideas to pitch. But it was also designed to give the experts present - including people from architecture, fashion, and energy fields, UK and international - greater insights into media decision making.
 
Description Participation of Energy policy experts
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact Working with young Londoners who are part of the GLA's Peer Outreach Team, we arranged training in interviewing and media recording skills, and then arranged for them to interview fourteen energy experts from across national and local government; print and online media; academia and policy think tanks; community energy projects; the energy industry; and campaigning organisations. Interviews ranged in length from 20 to 50 minutes, and feedback from participants - from, for example, DECC and City Hall - indicated that the experience of being interviewed by these young people was very stimulating. One aim of the project was to bring together two communities that might not otherwise meet, to facilitate a mutual exchange of views on energy policy, including what matters to todays' young people around energy and environment.
URL https://storiesdemandingtimes.wordpress.com/category/energy-generation/
 
Description Policy advisory meetings: one to one hour long meetings with senior Whitehall civil servants, arranged by invitation by the Cambridge Centre for Science and Policy. I have spent an hour discussing the outcomes and implications of the Stories of Change and Earth in Vision projects for a range of civil servants and cognate professionals including: 14-1-15 Stuart Wainwright, Deputy Chief Scientific Adviser, DEFRA 26-4-15 Sophie Odenthal Fast Stream, Cabinet Office 28-4-15 Craig Bennett, Director, Friends of the Earth England and Wales 20 -11-15 Simon Sharp, Head of Climate Risk, FCO; 28-1-16 Douglas Wilson, Director of Scientific & Evidence Services, Environment Agency 17-2-16 Jonathan Ireland, Dep Dir Climate Change, Scottish Govt; 13-4-16 Emily Miles, Group Director Strategy, DEFRA; 9-6-16 Vicky Robb, Snr Strategy & Policy Advisor, HM Treasury; 25-1-17 Rachel Zammett, Head of Climate Change Policy, The Treasury; 27-1-17 Emma Woods, Head of Policy, The Royal Society; 21-2-17 John Curnow, Chief Economist DEFRA; 20-11-17 Beth Chaudhary, Head of Smart Energy Policy, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); 23-1-18 Alisa Helbitz, CEO Social Finance
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact These one to one discussions form part of a programme that these senior civil servants and other policy figures experience as Cambridge Science and Policy fellows. The one hour meetings see the academic share their expertise in relation to a body of questions previously submitted by the Fellow. These meetings have tended to draw directly on both my research for the Stories of Change and Earth in Vision projects, and to the older but still relevant Interdependence Day project. The questions pertinent to my work have spanned: environmental sustainability and systems change (energy; transport etc); public understanding and engagement; new tools for public participation in policy; media decision-making. On most occasions climate change has been a prominent thread. I have explicitly outlined the research projects and the origins of the funding (AHRC for Earth in Vision and Stories of Change, and when relevant NERC-ESRC for the Interdependence Day project). The fact that I am so regularly asked to contribute to this programme run within and for another university suggests that the organisers (CSaP of the University of Cambridge) are getting positive feedback about the policy relevance and professional value of my advice and opinion.
URL http://www.csap.cam.ac.uk/policy-fellowships/policy-fellows/
 
Description Stories of Change: Reflections on a creative response to climate change. Lunchtime seminar for UKRC staff (including impact and engagement teams from AHRC, NERC and ESRC)
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
Impact around 25 UKRC staff attended this lunchtime seminar, convened by the AHRC communications team, at which I shared our experience of designing and delivering the impact and engagement elements of the Stories of Change project. I also referenced the Earth in Vision project, and our new work with climate change scenarios. Regarding this latter work Gary Grubb asked more about our innovative networked artist residency programme and we will be sharing more detail on that with him and other UKRC colleagues (eg NERC engagement team) when we have published a review of the work in an e.g. arts professional publication.
 
Description The End of the Truth War (presentation to BBC Academy Data Day - presenting alternative approaches to coverage of energy and climate change
Geographic Reach National 
Policy Influence Type Influenced training of practitioners or researchers
 
Description AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2015 Energy Generation
Amount £7,568 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2015 
End 07/2015
 
Description AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2015 One Great Workshop
Amount £9,650 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 04/2015 
End 09/2015
 
Description AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2016- UTOPIA WORKS
Amount £20,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 07/2016
 
Description AHRC Connected Communities Festival 2016: London's Energy Futures
Amount £15,000 (GBP)
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 03/2016 
End 06/2016
 
Description GCRF Building Resilience
Amount £190,000 (GBP)
Funding ID NE/P016049/1 
Organisation Natural Environment Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 11/2016 
End 11/2017
 
Description University of Bath 50th Anniversary Fund
Amount £5,650 (GBP)
Organisation University of Bath 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2016 
End 09/2016
 
Title Cloud Question PhotoBooth- Future Works Story strand 
Description Developed by photographer Tim Mitchell this tool enables the visualisation of questions about energy change. He supports participants to actively develop the question and image, learning photography skills in the process. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact The photobooth was used with the UTC apprentices, as a way to simulate thinking and as a review and assessment of the project. Their tutor has now continued to use this methodology in his new school to support he students in talking about their fears, hopes and concerns, from year 7 up to year 11. We are currently obtaining further information on this impact. 
URL http://onegreatworkshop.co.uk/photobooth/
 
Title Energy Labs- Future Works Story Strand 
Description Rapid collaborative visual mapping of a specific factory site in relation to the topic of energy 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact - further development of partnership- with Gripple Limited- planning of new 6 week teaching & research project and day long workshop -development of post graduate design work 
 
Title Factory Tours- Future Works Story Strand 
Description A series of tours across a number of historic and modern factory sites in the Derwent and Don Valleys, with artists, academics, 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact Development of produced animation 'The Rumour Mill: Whispers along the Derwent Valley' between employers, employees and volunteers at the John Smedley Factory, and artist Bexie Bush, working with the themes of manufacturing and energy. Development of postgraduate architectural design work on energy and industry at a number of sites across the region. http://onegreatworkshop.co.uk/exhibition/ Strengthening of project partnerships, leading to the development of new collaborations, including the Archive and the Machine Live Project with Derby Silk Mill, Energy Lab at Gripple Limited, planned contributions to Sheffield Design Week 2016, and the Energy Hack, which is part of the Utopias Connected Communities Festival 2016. https://archiveandthemachine.wordpress.com/ 
URL https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2016/02/18/the-return-to-cromford-lea-mills/
 
Title Scenarios workshops - Demanding Times Story strand 
Description Interactive interdisciplinary workshops that draw on design practices, scenario building, mapping and discussion to draw out insights from academic, business, policy, creative and community partners. The workshops have been captured in various ways depending on capacity and context (for some groups A/V recording would inhibit discussion). 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Enabled various partners to contribute to our project and feel directly involved, in so doing given them both new insights in relation to energy transitions, but also new ideas for ways in which they might approach this and other complex, sometimes contentious, processes of change. Successful application of the method in diverse contexts (international students; business and community partners; under 18 apprentices) have led us to propose the use of the methods within national policy contexts - we are awaiting responses to that invitation. 
URL https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/05/20/utopian-scenarios-and-the-everlasting-global-coo...
 
Title Scenarios- Future Works Story strand 
Description A mapping method to engage people in developing spatial stories about the past, present and future of energy and manufacturing in a region. Used with a number of different partners- including industry, volunteers, apprentices, post graduate students, cultural, artists, academics. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Year Produced 2015 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact University Technical College students discussed a desire to alter their curriculum/ teaching, both in terms of content but also methods- they fund visual and non-linear methods of development to be useful in introducing new ideas, and ways of thinking. Through using the tool with community, industry, arts and cultural partners Postgraduate students developed architectural design work, which has been exhibited publicly. We shared this methodology at our internal group 'energetic' seminars, which aim to facilitate interdisciplinary co-production in the team. Stories 1 & 3 are now actively using this methodology in their project work as an engagement tool. 
URL https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/utc-reviews-and-responds-to-one-great-workshop-a...
 
Title story studio 
Description The story studio involves transforming an unoccupied space into a creative and interactive one where people are invited to come in for free to experience the space and contribute any thoughts prompted by it. The space is designed around a specific theme (in our case energy in the past, present and future) and this wider theme is itself divided into subthemes (in our case, themes on daily routines such as cooking, washing and travelling). Throughout, questions are posted on cards for the visitors to answer on post it notes (which are then collected as data). A small space is saved to enable researchers to carry out ad hoc interviews with willing visitors. 
Type Of Material Improvements to research infrastructure 
Provided To Others? No  
Impact So far, we have found that the space facilitated intra and inter-generational conversations about energy changes in the local area where the story studio was held. It was an effective way to engage local inhabitants in conversations about the past and present of energy, as well as the future challenges related to it. 
 
Description Community Energy England partnership 
Organisation Community Energy England
PI Contribution In collaboration with Community Energy England, Stories of Change and the National Trust identified a series of project case studies. Some looked to raise awareness of how by reimagining energy narratives from the past we could drive forward the creation of new energy stories to help facilitate the move towards a low energy future.
Collaborator Contribution CEE's first 'State of the Sector' report examined the challenges and opportunities facing the community energy sector. It celebrated the achievements of 222 community energy organisations showing how they deliver real benefits for local communities, the wider environment and the UK energy sector. As a note of caution it warned that whilst these projects are both innovatory and resilient, the current political climate has subjected them to unprecedented cuts in subsidy and tax incentives. The report was released in June 2017 as part of the community energy week of action. The objective was to promote the findings of the report through regional and digital media channels whilst offering the opportunity for some of those featured in the case studies to act as media spokespeople to reflect upon their energy journeys. Due to CEE's lack of resources or expertise in promoting the report, Stories of Change developed a series of press releases relating the content to a selection of case studies featured within the project. Jon Hall, communications officer, Community Energy England, said: "The Stories of Change case studies helped promote our report and succinctly demonstrate some of the most pioneering community energy projects in the country. When the myriad of benefits these projects produce can be easily explained in the way Stories of Change has done, people cannot deny the value in the what is being achieved. This is invaluable to the work we conduct at Community Energy England. We exist to see the community energy sector grow. To do this, we must share the success stories to motivate and inspire others to follow. The Stories of Change case studies have helped us to do this with their strong narrative, insightful interviews and captivating images."
Impact fd
Start Year 2017
 
Description Demanding Times 
Organisation Department of Energy and Climate Change
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Advice on communications strategies and public engagement in climate change. Informed DECC consideration of possible future strategies.
Collaborator Contribution Participation in the Advisory Board of Stories of Change, but also prior to that contribution to a series of one to one or group meetings. Advice and insights relating to the state of Government policy and its approach to communications.
Impact We are shortly expecting to commission new arts/creative work/s in the wake of a commissioning process that followed the Stories of Change/TippingPoint event in Oxford. DECC invested £5K in these commissions, the Stories project £5K from its arts commissioning budget, and Tipping Point drew on an EU funding budget.
Start Year 2012
 
Description Demanding Times - Greater London Authority, Peer Outreach Team partnership 
Organisation Greater London Authority (GLA)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution As part of Story 1, Energy Generation has been working with young Londoners from the Greater London Authority's Peer Outreach Team, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to allow them to carry out interviews with energy experts. This collaboration between the Stories project and the GLA's Peer Outreach team has included two phases: a pilot phase in March-May 2015; a second phase funded by the Connected Communities Festival 2015 in June-July 2015.
Collaborator Contribution Having undertaken the training provided by the Stories team, the GLA's Peer Outreach team have carried out important research tasks for the project, leading on the development of the direction of the Energy Generation project. The POT have committed significant time to the project, and their project leader Rebecca Palmer has shown great support for the work.
Impact This collaboration has resulted in: - eighteen blog posts for the Stories of Change blog - fourteen interviews (ranging in length from 20 to 50 minutes) with energy experts from: national and local government; print and online media; academia and policy think tanks; community energy projects; the energy industry; and campaigning organisations. - a short film.introducing the project. This is available on the blog, on Vimeo, and on the AHRC Connected Communities Media Collection website - produced thousands of photos, both contextual of the project's work, and photobooth portraits of experts, team researchers, and members of the public around London. These will be available through the project Flickr feed. - A summative 50 page report provides a substantial account of the activities and key findings of the project so far, including initial analysis of the data from recordings of training and evaluation session. This will be the starting point for academic publications in the future. - three academic publications are planned drawing on the significant body of research data that the project has produced, to be submitted to impactful journals - a range of engaging and informative material that can be used in teaching materials. Using the material from the interviews and vox pops, and with support from the Open University OpenLearn team, open-access teaching materials will be produced and made available on the OU OpenLearn site. This collaboration is highly multi-disciplinary, drawing on a wide range of environmental and social sciences knowledges, as well as pedagogy, media skills and training.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Energetic - Pervasive Media Studio 
Organisation Pervasive Media Studio
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change team hosted, organised and recorded a lecture by Mandy Rose, director of the PMS.
Collaborator Contribution The Pervasive Media Studio gave free use of 3 rooms for the purpose of graduate and early career researcher training on digital media skills, and supplied contacts for possible trainers.
Impact A recorded public lecture by Mandy Rose. 1 day-long training day with 18 participants from within and outside of the Stories team, including 4 separate workshops on digital media and skills.
Start Year 2015
 
Description Energetic Exhibition 
Organisation Derby Museum and Art Gallery
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The academic team and their arts and design partners provided a four room exhibition and installed it on the top floor of the Pickford's House museum. This included photographs (two different series), text interpretation and other design elements, an audio installation (folk song) and a video installation (film and audio). It was installed for three months at no cost to us or the AHRC, and available for public view throughout their opening hours. they also lent us a meeting room for a day. Our team also assisted in the install of the sister exhibition put on on the floor below (3 room) by the Derby Museums Trust.
Collaborator Contribution In addition to providing the space and supporting our show with digital and other marketing through their networks the Derby Museums team advised on content and supported installation and deinstallation. The museum invigilators also protected the materials and gave visitors background information. They also made our print materials available. The Museum will also be one marketing route for the project book. Our partners also devised a parallel sister show intended to directly complement our Stories show. This 'Pictures of Power' exhibition was directly inspired by our project, and explored energy and materials use in museum curation. This extended the reach and impact of our own show.
Impact Our whole project is multi/interdisciplinary and this was certainly the case here. History, design, social and policy research combined with various arts contributions (creative writing; music; photography and more).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Energising the creative response to climate change 
Organisation Hewlett Packard Ltd
Department TippingPoint
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Discussions on how to energise the energy and climate change debate by engaging artists, policy makers and the wider public; commissioning of and OpenSpace event in September; contributing funding for artist commissions; regular meetings, inclusion in project team news, briefings and discussions, inclusion in presentations, workshops and events
Collaborator Contribution Working with Story 1: Demanding times - the policy story engaging policy makers, artists and the general public through network of contacts.
Impact Commission process initiated (call for artists to produce artistic outputs related to energy and climate change)
Start Year 2013
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Artis Community
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)
Department BBC Cymru Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Canolfan Maerdy
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Centre for Regeneration Excellence Wales (CREW)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Community Voice
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Cynnal Cymru Sustain Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Cynon Taf Community Housing Group
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation DJ Associates
Country United States 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Give it a name
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Government of Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Interlink RCT
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation National Theatre Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Natural Resources Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Pen-yr-englyn Project
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Renew Wales
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) Libraries Digital Archive
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Storyworks UK
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Too Good To Waste
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Valleys Kids
Country Unknown 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Welcome to our Woods
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Work with Meaning
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Everyday Lives 
Organisation Ynysybwl Regeneration Partnership
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change Story 3 project team has been developing the project approach, design and activities with partners through meetings and discussions as well as undertaking activities ourselves as appropriate. e.g. conducting the oral history interviews. 2015 UPDATE: The Story 3 team has been carrying out research activities in partnership with creative practitioners and a variety of community groups in a number of communities in South Wales. We carried out a series of oral history interviews in Ynysybwl with community members whilst we worked with community and project partners to run a pop-up story studio in Treherbert and we are currently planning workshops in both of those localities to share the materials that emanated from the activities. In Butetown and Tairgwaith, we commissioned creative partners to undertake and facilitate workshops around poetry and creative writing workshops respectively, supporting those activities as appropriate in conjunction with project partners. [March 2016 update] We held a series of "return workshops" in Ynysybwl where we showcased the edited oral histories we gathered earlier in 2015. In Tairgwaith, a series of six creative writing workshops took place through our commissioned partner, Emily Hinshelwood with a book being produced from the participants' writing for launch on 3 May 2016. In Butetown, work with some of the Somali community including women, older men and younger people by our NTW team partners culminated in a sharing event on 19 October 2015 when their worked was showcased to community members.
Collaborator Contribution These partners are working with us to advise, help develop and co-design the creative approaches for Story 3 in the Stories of Change project. 2015 UPDATE: All our partners have contributed in varied ways. Some have conducted creative events with the aim to engage with the public and collect data for the research project (e.g. the NTW team and Emily Hinshelwood). Others have advised us and worked jointly with us to organise and run events (such as Artis Community, Welcome to our Woods and Storyworks UK in the case of the Treherbert pop up studio). Overall, they have contributed to the development and running of aspects of the project. BBC and RCT provided archives. [March 2016 update] Since the last update, we have had further contributions from some of our partners (e.g. Storyworks UK - editing of digital stories based on Treherbert interviews) The Local chapels group (Treherbert) invited one of us onto a live programme on Rhondda Radio for a debate on energy issues We have been collaborating with community representatives in Ynysybwl for the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Festivals with the event scheduled in May. Our partner Visiting Arts has also been working with us on a parallel bid to the Arts Council of Wales to develop and support the event and activities in a more creative fashion. More generally we have begun to taper our community collaborations as the project moves into a writing-up phase.
Impact 2015 UPDATE: Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society Ynysybwl: Oral histories o 16 recordings that have been professionally edited into short audio stories o Small number of songs by artists in response to the material through a dedicated workshop Disciplines involved: Human Geography; Arts and Society; Oral History; Community Engagement Treherbert: Pop-up Story Studio o 62 recordings; range of community material gathered including photographs, short stories and 'community input' maps; photographs from photobooth activity o Media coverage: - 3-minute-long item on BBC Radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015 - Item in local Rhondda Leader newspaper - Planned Rhondda Radio programme in response to Treherbert activity (November 7th 2015) - Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government with blog entry Butetown: Community Poetry-based workshops o 4 short digital stories from community elders o Audio recordings from Somali women and girls o Short series of poems o Community Event to share the outputs to date Tairgwaith o Book containing short stories and other creative writing from workshops now in preparation - launch on 3 May 2016
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Air Fuel Synthesis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Blind Summit
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Bloc Projects
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Derby Climate Coalition
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Derby Silk Mill
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Derwent Valley Mills
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Gripple
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Hawley Collection
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation John Smedley
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Melbourne Area Transition
Country Australia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Portland Works
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation South Yorkshire Industrial History Society
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation T4 Sustainability
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Transition Belper
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation Transition Derby
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Developing network. Organising a series of workshops and events at which partners attended including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling and conducting interviews. Public presentations of initial outputs from 'One Great Workshop'. Attending partners events.
Collaborator Contribution Attending events organised by the research team including 'Tipping Point' and the launch of 'Future Works' at Derby Silk Mill. Scheduling interviews. Organising venue for public presentations of initial outputs. Developing network.
Impact Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and an Industrial and Provident Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers). Series of creative outputs from Bloc Projects partnership as part of Connected Communities Festival (June 2015) including, exhibition, industrial walk, artefacts, website, workshop and public talks. (See engagement activities for more details) Series of creative outputs from Derby Silk Mill Museum of Making Live Project (Sept- Nov 2015), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details).
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Advanced Manuafacturing Research Centre 
Organisation University of Sheffield
Department Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre (AMRC)
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution Project partner joined TippingPoint, which is network-based organisation aiming to be a year round 'connector' of the arts and climate science worlds. This is an international programme of two-day gatherings where artists and scientists participate in an informal but intense series of meetings and exercises to provoke and engender collaborative thinking and creative work. We also offer points of engagement through one off events, conferences and public debates.
Collaborator Contribution -Taking part in interviews. - Site visits. - Tours by apprentices. - Support for M Arch and MA Architectural Design Studio investigations. - Attending Future Works Project launch
Impact - interviews -medium posts https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/the-advanced-manufacturing-research-centre/
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Air Fuel Synthesis 
Organisation Air Fuel Synthesis
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution -Invitation to TippingPoint event
Collaborator Contribution - Attendance and participation in TippingPoint event - Attendance and participation in Future Works Project Launch
Impact - Development of 'energy scenarios'
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Bloc Projects 
Organisation Bloc Projects
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution - Bringing new audiences into the gallery - Partnering for AHRC Connected Communities bid - Inviting speakers to event on site - Publicity through Monocle Magazine/ Sheffield Live - Public exhibition of MArch and MAAD Student work
Collaborator Contribution - Attending and Participating in Artists Residency - Attending and Participating in Future Works Project Launch - Helping to develop funding bid and project proposal for Connected Communities festival 2015 - Participation in Radio Shows- Monocle Magazine/ Sheffield Live - Facilitating
Impact - Website - Publication - Exhibition - Industrial Walk - Artists and Maker Talks
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- C.Spencer Ltd. 
Organisation C Spencer Ltd.
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution - hosting conversation about energy and manufacturing
Collaborator Contribution - Interview with CEO of C Spencer Limited
Impact - production of video interview - production of 'medium' blog post with short video excerpts - production of wordpress blog post
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Cromford Mill 
Organisation Cromford Mill
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution - Convening conversations around energy & industry - Small financial contribution for tour of site & seminar - Development of student projects for the site
Collaborator Contribution - Tour of site & seminar - Interview
Impact - Interview - Blog Post
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Derby Silk Mill 
Organisation Derby Silk Mill
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution - Live Project to rethink visible storage in the museum - Bringing new audiences to the site and making them aware of the activities - Project development meetings - Using space on site (paid bookings) - Convening conversations about energy & making - Production of blog posts
Collaborator Contribution - Interviews - Project development meetings - Being client for Live Project - Production of blog posts
Impact https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/8-themes-8-objects-from-the-silk-mill-archives/ https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/01/07/welcome-to-derby-silk-mill-tony-butler-18th-december/ https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/future-works-2050/ https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/future-works-project-launch-derby-silk-mill-thursday-18th-december/ - Interviews - Medium Posts - Live Project - Blog Posts
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Derwent Valley Mills Trust 
Organisation Derwent Valley Mills
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution - Developed 4 'Research Objectives' for Derwent Valley World Heriatge Site Research Framework
Collaborator Contribution - Made invitations to events where project contacts could be made
Impact - 4 'Research Objectives' for Derwent Valley World Heriatge Site Research Framework
Start Year 2013
 
Description Future Works- Gripple Ltd. 
Organisation Gripple
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution - Hosting energy innovation lab
Collaborator Contribution - Two tours of factory sites and innovation lab - Taking part in energy innovation lab - Interviews - Support for M Arch and MA Architectural Design Studio investigations.
Impact - Interview - Medium Post
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- John Smedley Ltd. 
Organisation John Smedley
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution - Development of animation with award winning animator Bexie Bush on site, featuring employees of the firm. - Discussion of energy strategy on site with Stories of Change Team. - Development of Masters in Architecture project on site responding to questions raised by the firm- presented at the John Smedley AGM. - 2xTours of site- paid for by TUoS - Convening conversations about energy & making
Collaborator Contribution - Joining in project planning meetings - Tour of archive and additional time spent with team and students - Space made available for animator to make her film - Extensive staff time given to support animator making her film - Interviews
Impact https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2014/12/10/smedley-lea-mills/ - Interviews - Medium Posts - Blog Posts - Animatic (draft of animation) - Photographs - Audio Conversations with shop floor workers
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Melbourne Area Transition 
Organisation Melbourne Area Transition
Country Australia 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution - Invitation to Future Works Project Launch
Collaborator Contribution - Attending and participating in Future Works Project Launch
Impact -Development of energy scenarios
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Portland Works 
Organisation Portland Works
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution - Production of series of prototypes including secondary double glazing - Production of built artefact to provoke discussion about energy - Documentation of project, including technical specifications, mapping and narration - Volunteering work by students on site - Presentation of outcomes at Directors Meeting/ Steering Group
Collaborator Contribution - Site visit - Seminar on history of the metal trades in Sheffield - Building Tour - Donation of materials and free use of space - Guidance and support for project development - Participation in round table discussion as part of the One Great Workshop Connected Communities Festival
Impact - Series of creative outputs from Portland Works partnership as part of One Great Workshop Live Project (Sept-Nov 2014), including blog, mappings, artefacts, design work, website content, info-graphics, performance, films and public presentations. (see creative and artistic for more details). This partnership was between architecture students, and a Community Benefit Society (comprising of volunteers, cabinet makers, joiners, and metalworkers, community development workers).
Start Year 2009
 
Description Future Works- Sheffield Chamber of Commerce & Industry 
Organisation Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution - Invitation to participate in Future Works Project Launch
Collaborator Contribution - Attended and participated in Future Works Project Launch
Impact - Development of 'energy scenarios'
Start Year 2013
 
Description Future Works- Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust 
Organisation Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution - Convening conversations around energy & industry - Production of Interview - Production ofMedium Post - Production ofBlog Post
Collaborator Contribution - Lecture on energy and industry - Interview on energy and industry - Tour of site
Impact - Interview - Medium post - Blog Post
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Strutt's North Mill 
Organisation Strutt's North Mill
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution - Engaged in discussion around energy and industry - Produced Interviews and Medium posts about site context
Collaborator Contribution - Interview - Tour of Strutt's North Mill Factory site & lecture - Helping us develop networks and partnerships
Impact https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2014/12/01/strutts-north-mill-belper-and-geroges-fish-and-chips/ - Medium Posts - Interview
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Transition Belper 
Organisation Transition Belper
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution -
Collaborator Contribution - Attendance and participation in Future Works Project Launch - Tour and Talk at Strutt's North Mill
Impact -
Start Year 2014
 
Description Future Works- Transition Derby 
Organisation Transition Derby
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution - Invitation to TippingPoint - Invitation to Future Works Project Launch
Collaborator Contribution - Attendance and participation in Future Works Project Launch - Attendance and participation in TippingPoint
Impact - Development of 'energy scenarios'
Start Year 2013
 
Description Future Works- University Technical College Sheffield 
Organisation Advanced Engineering and Manufacturing
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Academic/University 
PI Contribution - Held workshop with Sheffield UTC Students to consider the topics of energy and industry - Ran cloud question photobooth where UTC students leant photography skills and were asked to think visually about topic of energy - Held evaluation process where UTC Students could feedback on the sessions and their curriculum
Collaborator Contribution - Took part in bid development process for Connected Communities Festival - Took part in workshop, cloud photo booth and evaluation of project - Produced energy scenarios
Impact https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/407/ https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/one-great-workshop-at-bloc-projects-scenarios-and-cloud-questions-with-the-utc/ http://onegreatworkshop.co.uk/ - Scenario Mapping - Cloud Question Photobooth - Review of One Great Workshop event
Start Year 2015
 
Description Gloucester Cathedral 
Organisation Gloucester Cathedral
PI Contribution Visited Gloucester Cathedral at a Fit for the Future event and decided to compile a study of their energy journey under Project pilgrim so returned with photographer and interviewed the Dean and took images on the roof.
Collaborator Contribution Allowed us to interview the Dean and go to the roof and cloisters to take images.
Impact The content has been seen by a range groups and organisations who have got in touch with the cathedral for advice (see separate post)
Start Year 2017
 
Description Halton Lune Hydro 
Organisation Halton Lune Hydro Ltd
PI Contribution Went to Halton to interview the chairman of the group and photograph him for a SoC case study. Wrote a press release on the project linking to the Community Energy England State of the Sector report.
Collaborator Contribution Met us for interview and photographs at the hydro site. Disseminated content through their digital channels.
Impact Press release and case study
Start Year 2017
 
Description Housing of images on National Trust image library 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution A set of portraits showcasing each of the case studies were developed by photographer Tim Mitchell and used to promote the work on the Stories of Change website, digital and social media platforms, through a range of partner organisations communications and media outlets.
Collaborator Contribution An inventory of images are to be housed online in perpetuity on the National Trust image library website which contains a vast library of inspirational photography. There are a total of 20,000 registered users of the image library and there were 21,347 image orders placed in 2016.
Impact Images are freely available for editorial use
Start Year 2017
 
Description Inspiring stories of change by Climate News Network 
Organisation Climate News Network
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The Stories of Change team have provided the overarching motif for the drafting of a body of news stories based upon the Fit for the Future Network (FFTFN) and Ashden Awards catalogue of case studies. We have offered the broad framing device (i.e. thinking in terms of the range of large scale transformations of energy systems in the past, present, and anticipated in future) within which the Climate News Network team will work as they derive readable and sharable stories illustrating such changes. We are providing the web platform on which these stories will be held (though they will all be held under Creative Commons licenses and shared in numerous other ways) but the platform is also designed to allow relationships across stories to be represented, and patterns identified.
Collaborator Contribution The Climate News Network is made up primarily of five veteran journalists from leading international newspapers and broadcasting organisations who, working as volunteers, provide free, objective daily news stories on climate and energy. It is run by four volunteers (details below), all veteran journalists who have covered climate change for many years for and are now freelancing. Their service is entirely free of charge to users, and in particular it is well networked amongst developing world journalists (on account of the team's longstanding experience of journalism training) and a Chinese language news feed. Hence these partners are helping us to expand the international, above all global south, reach of our project and its core principles (around the idea that energy systems and their relationships with social and economic life are far more dynamic than is often thought). The Network will generate a body of stories derived from FFTFN and Ashden, and will also ask questions that help to relate these stories to each other, above all lessons that would help to scale change.
Impact The first outputs are starting to appear this month on the Stories of Change platform, and also as 'standard' Climate News Network stories. The goal is for the whole suite to appear in time for the July Community Energy Fortnight/Local Energy Week activities that we are partnering on with the National Trust (this is subject to a number of things given that we are working with veteran volunteers who are working with often civic/voluntary institutions).
Start Year 2017
 
Description Keith Jones National Trust 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Interviews Keith Jones from the National Trust about his own renewable energy journey. This was used as a case study on the SoC website.
Collaborator Contribution Interviewed and promoted the case study content through his own social media channels.
Impact Content uploaded to SoC website and shared.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Local Energy events National Trust partnership July 2017 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution The National Trust (represented by James Lloyd, Senior Advisor, Energy & Environment, External Affairs) are leading the Stories of Change team's collaboration with the very diverse parties involved in Community Energy Fortnight (CEF) (July 2017). The core motifs of the Stories project (to apply stories/narratives approaches, specifically around transformations in energy systems past, present and future, to the task of decarbonisation) are providing the structuring device for a body of focused media and policy interventions. We have also advised on taking a 'local' rather than 'community' framed approachWith advice and input from the Stories team, these will be gathered and presented as parcels of polished and integrated case studies suitable for media and policy work. We are also providing the web platform to hold all of these in one place. The platform will also support online public engagement in these activities, and in generating new crowd sourced data for the Stories of Change platform. The team are also devising some 'street stall' type public engagement activities derived from approaches piloted in the project as an offer to the diverse CEF partners who hold such events.
Collaborator Contribution The partners, led by the NT and its consultants, will deploy extensive media and policy advocacy skills in order to gain local and national media attention, and to engage policymakers. The former will be achieved via the case studies, which will be fully researched and collated by our partners. The latter will include drawing on the network's member bodies to identify MPs to engage with site visits and parliamentary activity. The collaboration connects us to several networks including Fit for the Future Network, the Climate Coalition and CEF. These comprise some of the UK's biggest civic and amenity bodies, and environmental NGOs. As such they offer unparalleled opportunities to share our ideas and approaches, and the results of our experiments with story-based approaches, with an exceptionally well targeted body of users working on energy and/or communication themes. All of this work is shaped by a formal agreement between the project and the NT with specific deadlines and deliverables attached.
Impact We are at an early stage in the collaboration. The events and hence outcomes will unfold in July 2017
Start Year 2016
 
Description National Trust 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We developed the partnership content for the NT to use, selected examples of NT initiatives to include on the the SoC website platform.This was driven through interviews with members of staff and through the production of audio and visual content which were also provided to the NT for them to use on through their own comms channels. We promoted the NT examples used in the SoC project through the media and to other key stakeholders.
Collaborator Contribution The National Trust were instrumental in setting up the partnership with the OU in collaboration with the Fit for the Future Network and offered advice and support in developing a range of case studies. They also provided potential examples for the case studies and helped to amplify the content through their digital channels. The relationship with the Fit for the Future which led to a number of case studies being included in the project was facilitated by the NT. The NT also promote the work around energy fortnight to their stakeholders.
Impact Fit For the Future Network partnership developed. NT related case studies and collaboration with other key stakeholders.
Start Year 2017
 
Description National Trust Cragside 
Organisation National Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Went to Cragside to interview relevant employee and wrote case study on the energy story of the property. Photographer made a separate visit.
Collaborator Contribution Allowed us the time to interview and take images. Also amplified the case study content through their digital channels.
Impact The images have been uploaded to the National Trust database.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Oxfordshire's Low Carbon Hub 
Organisation Low Carbon Hub
PI Contribution Went to Oxford with Chris Bonfiglioli to interview employee Saskya Huggins about her energy story and that of the Low Carbon Hub. Also asked her to talk about My Friend Jules
Collaborator Contribution Agreed to interview and took us on site visit to Sanford on Thames hydro where we also carried out interviews with key stakeholders and made short film. A press release linking the work of the Low Carbon Hub to the Community Energy England 'State of the Sector' report was sent out to Oxford media  In addition, the team at Low Carbon Hub tweeted the news to their 2700 followers gaining 22 retweets and added the content to their Facebook page. They also tweeted about My Friend Jules and retweeted Stories of CHange content to their audiences. Kat Luddeke, Low Carbon Hub's stakeholder engagement advisor, said: "We were thrilled to be a part of the Stories of Change project and it really helped promote the work we are doing across the county and gave us the opportunity to tell one person's energy story in a way that others were able to relate to and start to get involved with what we're trying to achieve here in Oxfordshire."
Impact Content was used as a case study for the SoC project and also for the My Friend Jules project. The Low Carbon Hub content was used in a press release on the community energy sector in England and they posted Twitter and Facebook content on the collaboration.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Repowering London 
Organisation Repowering
PI Contribution Interviewed the group at an overground station in London for a case study on their work for SoC project.
Collaborator Contribution Apart form agreeing to be interviewed and come to the Fit for the Future Network Harvest event I asked them to retweet the platform content. Agamemnon Otero MBE, founder of Repowering said: " We have only had positive feedback on your story. Both photos and narrative had positive comments from interested individuals.     "As an organisation, we focus on the deliverable and while we struggle to generate content about what we have done the hardest thing is to allocate time to labour the point to interested people across the social media platforms. "I think it would be helpful for support developing a coordinated  strategy about getting content out. Like a campaign manager that can help amplify your great work with your subjects?"
Impact Case study for the SoC website.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Strengthening intercultural understanding through the arts 
Organisation Visiting Arts
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Regular meetings, inclusion in project team news, briefings and discussions, inclusion in presentations, workshops and events
Collaborator Contribution Attended 3 day introductory event in Bristol; linking to network contacts e.g. Jane Davidson (University Trinity St Davids to TippingPoint); brokered meetings with the Arts Council Wales and the Royal Society of Arts with a view to broadening the scope of the project; brokered meetings with National Theatre of Wales and Local Somali Poetry Group.
Impact Attendance at TippingPoint/OpenSpace event by Jane Davidson (University Trinity St Davids) and Arts Council Wales; meetings with National Theatre of Wales and Local Somali Poetry Group
Start Year 2013
 
Description The Energy Institute 
Organisation Energy Institute
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution We collaborated with the EI, the major networking body for the energy industries and allied research interests, to arrange to conduct a body of interviews and portrait photographs with some key energy industry figures. Members of the team selected people to interview, devised a schedule of questions, set up a photo booth stall to create a very different kind of interaction (more light-touch) and arranged or conducted post interview transcription and edit. Team members also handled all ethics and rights permission form requirements. Careful trust building was required given the sensitivity of the topic.
Collaborator Contribution Led by the EI's communications team lead, Jocelyne Bya, the EI negotiated our presence at Energy Week, and specifically Petroleum Day, and were intermediary. This gave us access to some major figures in the fossil fuel industry or associated senior researchers/analysts. This level of access was critical.
Impact A small body of interviews in audio and video and also portraits will soon be available online, and the researchers will work with these materials alongside the other project data for the Demanding Times section of the project. Part of one interview was used for a piece on BBC Radio Scotland on the day it was recorded (see Engagement for details).
Start Year 2015
 
Description The Westmill Solar and Wind Farm Co-op 
Organisation SCHOTT Solar Concentrated Solar Power
Country Germany 
Sector Private 
PI Contribution Went to the AGM of The Westmill Solar and Wind Farm Co-op and interviewed key stakeholders for a case study and My Friend Jules content on a stall erected at the AGM for the day. Wrote a press release on the Co-op relation git to the community energy England state of the sector report. This was picked up by regional media and they supplied a spokesperson to go on BBC county radio.
Collaborator Contribution Invited us to their open day to gather further content for My Friend Jules.
Impact The invitation to the open day for My Friend Jules at the AGM and the media content.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Tiree Community Development Trust 
Organisation Tiree Community Development Trust
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Travelled to Tiree to interview the project manager and islanders involved with the project. Images of the turbine and residents of Tiree were taken and a case study written. Promoted the project and the case study written as a result of the partnership in the national media in Scotland.
Collaborator Contribution Liaised with key local stakeholders to arrange interviews and facilitated our trip generally.
Impact Content used for national media work in Scotland as reported separately.
Start Year 2017
 
Description West Solent Solar Co-op 
Organisation West Solent Solar Co-operative Ltd
PI Contribution Went to Dorset to meet and interview their founder Anthony Woolhouse and photographic him at the solar farm site for a case study written for the SoC project. Also interviewed him for My Friend Jules project.
Collaborator Contribution Spent the day with us and amplified the project content through their own channels after the case study was prepared. Anthony Woolhouse, director of West Solent Solar, said: "I put the Stories of Change talk on Facebook and that produced a lot of positive comment. We have also put it on our website. "Two of our visitors to our Open Day were from Thailand. They found our Open Day on the CEE website and that is where the Stories of Change interview is. "BBC South were really excited when I shared the prospect of these visitors with them and filmed them when they were on site. That clip survived the editing and was shown all day on the following Monday on the BBC1 News programmes. "We are also using the Stories of Change photos to promote our cooperative. The images Tim expertly took are brilliant. "I have used several on presentations - for example I gave a talk at Bedford University recently on electric cars and used a couple of images of the Tesla on the solar farm. I have also used some of the sheep pictures including illustrating a West Solent Solar Coop website story about the sheep returning to the solar field. "I also gave two talks in November - one to the United Nations Association and one to the Lymington Society. Some of the images were used to illustrate these talks."
Impact Wrote a press release on the project in relation to Community Energy England's state of the sector report. This was picked up by regional radio and TV.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Working with the Climate Coalition on their Week of Action 
Organisation The Climate Coalition
PI Contribution With the National Trust, Stories of Change helped promote the Climate Coalition's week of action in July 2017. SoC provided content for the week of action through the case study material and images collected as part of the project.
Collaborator Contribution The Climate Coalition's 'Week of Action' during which communities were encouraged to act as political advocates of renewable energy by showcasing their energy journeys and projects to their MPs to highlight the continuing movement towards a low carbon economy and the need for Government action to help address the impacts of a changing climate. Through their range of communication channels they promoted the material to a range of audiences.
Impact The Climate Coalition used the SoC content to disseminate the case studies in shortened blog form and pulled together 'listicles' using five of the community energy projects.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Working with the RNLI 
Organisation Royal National Lifeboat Institution
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution Engaged with the RNLI and interviewed the relevant staff about their energy journey.
Collaborator Contribution They allowed myself and photographer Tom Mitchell to spend the day at their HQ in Poole, Dorset and were interviewed for SoC and My Friend Jules. They amplified coverage of the case study through their digital channels.
Impact Their content was amplified by the Climate Coalition and I have introduced the organisations who are now working together on the CC's Show the Love campaign.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Archive and the Machine SSoA Live Project with Derby Silk Mill 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact - Taking part in Derby Maker Faire to discuss design developments
- Presentation and workshop of ideas with a range of audiences

- Change the way in which Derby Makers/ Derby Silk Mill worked in their workshop
- Influenced the brief for the £16.4 Million 'Museum of Making' project
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://archiveandthemachine.wordpress.com/
 
Description Artists workshop, Chapter, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Working with Stories of Change asscoiate, Gilly Adams, working with artist Pauline Down, we invited artists from across Wales to participate in a one-day workshop. Material from our Ynysybwl oral history work was used to stimulate discussions and creative activities including song composition.

Songs based on energy have been created by the artists involved which we hope to use in future events at Ynysybwl and elsewhere
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description BBC Radio 4 programmes 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Based on approximately 20 interviews carried out for the Stories of Change project by the BBC's Roger Harrabin, BBC Radio 4 aired 3 half-hour programmes in evening prime-time. These programmes, and the associated interviews and transcripts, have received attention in the national press (The Spectator), and from a range of online publications.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06qspbf
 
Description BBC Radio Scotland piece on Carbon Capture and Storage 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the Stories of Change project's activity at the Energy Institute's Petroleum Week, we recorded interviews conducted by the BBC Environment Analyst Roger Harrabin. A short section of one of these interviews, with James Smith, Chairman of the Carbon Trust, was used in a radio piece for BBC Radio Scotland.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Brilliant Club Scholar's programme for Year 12 students based on stories of change research 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 8 pupils attended 6 tutorials organised by the Brilliant Club, an educational charity that works towards widening participation in HE and that Mel Rohse has been working with since Sept. 2013. The tutorials were on the theme of energy social science research, inspired by the Stories of Change project. Two of the six tutorials drew directly on material collected as part of the Stories of Change project. Playing the audio stories of South Wales to the students proved a particularly interesting activity which sparked discussion about the past energy challenges that older generations would have faced. The pupils compared that with their own experiences and with the privileges they are afforded now. They were encouraged to go and talk to family members about their energy experiences and reported their findings to the rest of the group. Overall, the pupils reported that they had learnt a lot about energy, something that they would not normally think about.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Butetown sharing event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The purpose of this event was to share the materials that had been collected during the research phase of the project in Butetown as well as to share some poetry that had been inspired by it. Outputs include said poetry and photographs of the event. The workshops and activities in Butetown catalysed community discussions around current and future energy use in Somalia (Somaliland) and south Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Climate Change in the Media: The greatest story never told? 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Undergraduate students
Results and Impact Gave a lecture to Cambridge University Geography Society (students, u/g and p/g) as described below. Drew on Stories of Change and Earth in Vision material as well as longer running climate change/media work. Promoted participation in forthcoming Stories of Change activities.
Thursday 2nd February 2017, 6:00 - 7:15pm
Large Lecture Theatre, Department of Geography

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity, and at the same time a story that the mainstream media seem to have little appetite for. What is going wrong, and who is responsible? Joe will draw on twenty years of experience of research but also practical projects at the join between media decision-making and environmental research and policy to sketch out some answers. He will explore the roles of media organisations, environmental NGOs, the research and policy communities and audiences/citizens/publics (us!) in constructing climate change as a 'difficult story'. Joe will also test and invite ideas about how we can all play a part in devising new storylines - above all some hopeful ones.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.cugs.co.uk/events/2017-02-02-joe-smith---climate-change-in-the-media%3A-the-greatest-stor...
 
Description Comments from Community Energy England on their engagement with Stories of Change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact Jon Hall, communications officer, Community Energy England, said: "The Stories of Change case studies helped promote our report and succinctly demonstrate some of the most pioneering community energy projects in the country. When the myriad of benefits these projects produce can be easily explained in the way Stories of Change has done, people cannot deny the value in the what is being achieved. This is invaluable to the work we conduct at Community Energy England. We exist to see the community energy sector grow. To do this, we must share the success stories to motivate and inspire others to follow. The Stories of Change case studies have helped us to do this with their strong narrative, insightful interviews and captivating images."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Community Poetry-based Workshops, Butetown, Cardiff 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact 10 sessions/workshops held by our commissioned creative partners in Butetown in September/October followed by a community sharing event at which there was discussion around the activities and the issues
Outputs to date include audio recordings and poetry

Increased participation in the Somali community in creative activities
Enhanced awareness of the project itself and energy issues (both in Wales and Somalia/Somaliland) within the community
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Connecting with a Low Carbon Scotland workshop (Stirling) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact This was a workshop organised by Royal Society of Edinburgh Research Network in the Arts and Humanities, 'Connecting with a Low Carbon Scotland'. It was organised by Graeme Macdonald and Gavin Little, and Axel Goodbody and Bradon Smith gave papers on their work on the AHRC 'Stories of Change' project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://www.stir.ac.uk/cehp/projects/connectingwithalow-carbonscotland/
 
Description Creative workshops, Tairgwaith 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact Enhanced understanding around energy transtions within community members through as series of 5 creative writing workshops led and facilitated by a commissioned creative partner, Emily Hinshelwood. A book of the works will be published to be distributed in the local area.

Too early to judge as yet
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Doing Narrative Analysis: Design Methods 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Energetic Seminar to share methods and approaches to narratives to support co-production within the research team
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Energy Generation: London's Energy Futures 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact As part of the AHRC's Connected Communities Festival 2016: Community Futures and Utopias, Stories of Change built on a collaboration established with the Greater London Authority's Peer Outreach Team (POT), to invite young Londoners, members of the public, and those involved in energy and environmental policy to consider the future of London's energy system.

Working with creative partners fanSHEN, a theatre company with experience of making participatory theatre, and with photographer Tim Mitchell, the research team and the POT devised engaging and creative activities to encourage people to thinking imaginatively about our energy future.

Members of the POT worked with fanSHEN to devise and run Model London, a game in which teams competed to devise solutions to our energy challenges ­ either ways of producing clean energy or using it more efficiently ­ and then critique their opponent's ideas. The purpose of the game was to highlight some of the complexity and interdependence of our energy challenges, and the need for creative and utopian thinking around solutions. Teams then worked together to build the winning solution out of lego, which was then displayed on our giant printed map of London. Proposals ranged from the sensible to the fantastical!

The team worked with photographer Tim Mitchell, to further evolve the project's 'photobooth' which asks people to write a question about energy, and the pose for a portrait with their question. This has been developed as a provocation to discussion around energy generation and consumption.

Energy Generation ran two event days at London's City Hall. The first, on 23rd April, was part of the Who Are Ya? event organised by the Peer Outreach Team, which drew a large and diverse crowd of young people and representatives of organisations working with young people. Approximately 300 people attended the event, and approximately 100 participated in our activities.

The second was our eventmodel London, held across a full day on the huge satellite­photo­map floor of City Hall's lobby. This event was well advertised both within City Hall, and to wider networks, including posters around CIty Hall, and emails to all departments, and particular encouragement to the Mayor's Environment team to participate. As a result we had excellent participation across the day, including the Chief Advisor to the Mayor on Energy and Climate Change and several other members of the Environment team. Approximately 150 people participated in our activities, including employees at City Hall, two school groups visiting City Hall, and other visitors and tourists.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Exhibition and Performance taken to the Welsh Parliament for public performance after performance in communties 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Working with academic researchers at the University of South Wales and the University of Birmingham in conjunction with Storyworks UK and community partners in the Valleys through 2016, Stories of Change Cardiff have collated oral histories and stories, written poetry and prose, together with other audio and visual material, expressing South Wales Valleys' relationship to energy and the politics of the power generation.

Keen to create a legacy with this material by capturing and reflecting back those stories to the people who gave their time, ideas and emotion, the project culminated in a performance commissioned by Louise Osbourn using verbatim material and interpretation of the responses. It was presented in Ynysybwyl around a fire pit on the top of an old coal tip.

The event stimulated a great deal of discussion and debate and it was decided that these voices ought to be heard by the people at the seat of power in Wales - the Senedd.

The Stories of Change exhibition and performance took place in the Neuadd of the Senedd in April 2017, giving voice to people in the South Wales valleys who have been exploring their changing relationships with energy over the decades.

"That triple nexus of culture, energy and power has been right at the core of our history for certainly the last century, and here we are at the centre of power..."

Assembly Member Adam Price AM was happy to support, give the opening address and contributed an interview*.

Storyworks were commissioned to create a new exhibition presenting the research and Louise Osborn re-worked the performance material into a 20 minute piece with actors Sam Bees, Anwen Carlisle and Nathan Sussex. 180 local authority officers and politicians, arts and cultural organisations and individuals, policy makers, local businesses, education specialists. press and media were invited.

Adam Priced said he was moved by the performance and asked to be sent the script.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://storiesofchange.ac.uk/node/380
 
Description Future Works Artists Residency 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact - Conversation about ways of working amongst artist partners and

- Development of Animation with John Smedley Limited, using verbatim dialogue from Factory Workers on topic of energy & industry
- Development of Folk Song Cycle in partnership with Stories of Change Landscape Historian and local community
- Development of series of Photography outputs- cloud question photobooth with Derby Makers
https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/02/26/how-should-i-stand-tim-mitchells-question-cloud-booth/
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/03/22/a-folk-signer-a-photographer-and-a-landscape-his...
 
Description Future Works History MA 100 Hours Placement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Univeristy of Sheffield History MA 100 hours placement to engage the public in historical research, via online media or exhibition. (October 2015-May 2016)

not yet finished
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Future Works Project Launch 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact - Development of 'energy scenarios'
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/01/06/future-works-project-launch-derby-silk-mill-thur...
 
Description Future Works Project Partner Interviews- digested read 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Online Medium Publication by Stories of Change Future Works RA Ryan Bramley, with edits of filmed interviews by Julia Udall. Used to summarise and share insights and thinking from project partner interviews.

Positive feedback from partners, including those who have not yet been interviewed about watching and enjoying the films. This is important in terms of maintaining partnerships. This also sparked discussion between project partners.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://medium.com/me/stories/public
 
Description Future Works University Technical College Scenario Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact - Students discussed energy and climate change in their curriculum and how it might be taught in the future
- Students welcomed pedagogical approach
- Discussion of link between University Technology Colleges, Education & Climate Change
- Production of Blog Posts
- Production of Cloud Question Photobooth artistic outputs

https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/06/25/one-great-workshop-at-bloc-projects-scenarios-and-cloud-questions-with-the-utc/

https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/06/29/407/

- Wish to continue conversations about curriculum
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/utc-reviews-and-responds-to-one-great-workshop-a...
 
Description Future Works and One Great Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Two blogs and twitter accounts, plus sharing via facebook and Portland Works website, relating to Future Works and One Great Workshop [@energeticstory @1greatworkshop www.storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com www.onegreatworkshop.com www.portlandworks.co.uk] plus two public presentations including the showing of a film, the first to 150 people and the second to 30 people it a cutlery factory. Discussion and questions around the topic of energy resulted.

The students involved in the live project, when interviewed later discussed how their relationship to energy and climate change had evolved over the time of the project, leading to a desire to include it in every aspect of their work, rather than as an add-on at the end. They also spoke of a desire to encourage others to be passionate about this aspect.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL http://www.onegreatworkshop.wordpress.com
 
Description Future Works: One Great Workshop Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Development of archive website for the AHRC funded connected communities project. Aim to share research, participation and engagement events, and stimulate conversation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://onegreatworkshop.co.uk/
 
Description Interviews with key individuals involved in community energy initiatives 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Conversations with 12 individuals involved in various activities centred on communities and energy production/usage were held and recorded. These focused in their personal involvement, the opportunities involved, how they saw progress and what barriers and issues they had encountered, and how these might impact on future energy options and choices, especially in Wales.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015,2016
 
Description Media release on Wesmill Solar and WIndfarm in the context of Community Energy England's 'State of the Sector' report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact The Westmill case study was featured in the Swindon Evening Advertiser print and online versions. The daily Wiltshire paper, which has a print circulation of 8000 and attracts 50,000 unique visits per day to the website.

BBC Radio Wiltshire covered the story on its drivetime programme and interviewed Richard Benwell, a director at Westmill solar and wind cooperatives. During the five-minute segment, the presenter talked to Richard about renewable energy, why they had developed the co-operative, how much energy it generated, the amount of carbon emissions reduced and how people could choose green energy providers over the 'Big Six' to supply their household electricity and gas. This gave the 74,000 listeners an overview of how the community-driven renewable energy sector has developed, what people could do to contribute to the energy shift. Richard and the presenter talked about switching to a green energy provider which led to a spike in enquiries to Chippenham-based green energy supplier Good Energy.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/15372450.Westmill_wind_farm_recognised_in_new_report/
 
Description Media release on West Solent Solar co-operative in the context of Community Energy England's 'State of the Sector' report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact A press release linking Community Energy England's 'State of the Sector' report to the work being carried out by West Solent Solar Cooperative, was released to media in Dorset.

The report was used as a news item on BBC Radio Solent (283,000 listeners) and following on from this BBC South TV (602,000 viewers) visited the solar panel site to cover the open day held in July.
Anthony Woolhouse, director of West Solent Solar, said: "I put the Stories of Change talk on Facebook and that produced a lot of positive comment. We have also put it on our website.

"Two of our visitors to our Open Day were from Thailand. They found our Open Day on the CEE website and that is where the Stories of Change interview is.

"BBC South were really excited when I shared the prospect of these visitors with them and filmed them when they were on site. That clip survived the editing and was shown all day on the following Monday on the BBC1 News programmes.

"We are also using the Stories of Change photos to promote our cooperative. The images Tim expertly took are brilliant.

"I have used several on presentations - for example I gave a talk at Bedford University recently on electric cars and used a couple of images of the Tesla on the solar farm. I have also used some of the sheep pictures including illustrating a West Solent Solar Coop website story about the sheep returning to the solar field.

"I also gave two talks in November - one to the United Nations Association and one to the Lymington Society. Some of the images were used to illustrate these talks."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZkXTgtxtoI
 
Description Media work connected to Communty Energy England's 'State of the Sector' report 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact CEE's first 'State of the Sector' report examined the challenges and opportunities facing the community energy sector. It celebrated the achievements of 222 community energy organisations showing how they deliver real benefits for local communities, the wider environment and the UK energy sector. As a note of caution it warned that whilst these projects are both innovatory and resilient, the current political climate has subjected them to unprecedented cuts in subsidy and tax incentives.

The report was released in June 2017 as part of the community energy week of action.

The objective was to promote the findings of the report through regional and digital media channels whilst offering the opportunity for some of those featured in the Stories of Change case studies to act as media spokespeople to reflect upon their energy journeys.

Due to CEE's lack of resources or expertise in promoting the report, Stories of Change developed a series of press releases relating the content to a selection of case studies featured within the project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://communityenergyengland.org/pages/state-of-the-sector-report
 
Description One Great Workshop Connected Communities Festival 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact One Great Workshop was a programme of interactive outreach activities focused on energy and making that took place in the city of Sheffield over the two-week period of the AHRC Connected Communities Festival (15th-29th June 2015). The One Great Workshop team were PI, Dr Renata Tyszczuk (Co-I, AHRC Stories of Change project); Julia Udall, (RA, AHRC Stories of Change project), from the School of Architecture, University of Sheffield; and our project partner Charlotte Morgan, Project Manager, Bloc Projects, Sheffield Studio and Exhibition Space. All of the One Great Workshop activities were developed in collaboration with Bloc Projects and in consultation with John Hamshere, Chief Executive and Alex Pettifer Chair of Sheffield Industrial Museums Trust (SIMT), Sam Booth of Sheffield University Technical College (UTC), Portland Works, Patrick Murphy Director of Sheffield Design Week and MADE North and the Sheffield School of Architecture, (SSoA). The One Great Workshop programme of activities comprised:
•Exhibition: Exhibition at Bloc projects included video projection, artefacts, printed drawings and maps selected from the Future Works Stories of Change research project.
•A Scenario Workshop: with UTC apprentices on energy and making
•Conversations with invited speakers, including Stuart Mitchell and Dr Joe Smith open to the general public: 'One Great Workshop' ('OGW') on energy and making in Sheffield. We shared narratives surrounding the steel industry past and present with those involved with the industry and artist Nicola Ellis, whose sculptural work involved welding and steel fabrication.
•Industrial Walk led by Now'N'Then/ Timewalk Sheffield.
•Sheffield Live 'Green Friendly and Different' radio programme & TV broadcast, with Stories of Change RA Ryan Bramley and Charlotte Morgan and Interview with Renata Tyszczuk, Julia Udall and Charlotte Morgan on Monocle Magazine Radio Show
•Now Then Magazine Article by Editor Sara Hill.
•Website: to allow dissemination of work to as wide as possible an audience and included record of all the activities.

In their evaluation of the workshop UTC Sheffield Students spoke of changing their curriculum to take account of social, political and ethical issues relating to energy and climate change. See our blog for more details https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/utc-reviews-and-responds-to-one-great-workshop-and-the-cloud-question-photo-booth/

Feedback from visitors to the talks and walks spoke of pleasure in a space being created for discussion of the issues of energy and industry.

We have developed a new project partner with the UTC Sheffield and other schools in the region, and will repeat activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://onegreatworkshop.co.uk/
 
Description One Great Workshop SSoA Live Project with Portland Works 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact - Production of series of prototypes including secondary double glazing
- Production of built artefact to provoke discussion about energy
- Documentation of project, including technical specifications, mapping and narration
- Volunteering work by students on site
- Presentation of outcomes at Directors Meeting/ Steering Group

- Development of prototype for retrofit secondary double glazing- commissioning of secondary double glazing for windows at Portland Works, expanded audience beyond industry to co-housing to be used at other sites, plans to set up secondary double glazing business on site at Portland Works
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Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
URL https://onegreatworkshop.wordpress.com/
 
Description Open Day Activity, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an open day or visit at my research institution
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Digital stories were shown as part of a human geography display for attendees at university Open days, in June, September and October. Visitors were encouraged to listen and watch the audio-visual display and to engage in discussion with a member of staff about their reactions, thoughts on the stories, and thoughts they provoked on energy systems and energy in their own lives. Discussion also covered the use of creative techniques for research and public engagement on energy issues. Visitors could also leave written feedback if they wished.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description Panel discussion: 'Co-Creating Stories of Change: the Role of the Audience in Environmentally Engaged Art' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact This panel discussion, chaired by Bradon Smith and including Robert Butler from the Stories project team, generated a good discussion about participatory arts practices and their role in environmentally engaged art.

After the discussion panel, audience members asked about the Stories of Change project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://www.ovalhouse.com/invisible-treasure-post-shows
 
Description Participation in a Westmill Wind and Solar Farm OpenDay 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The Stories team were invited to take the My Friend Jules Booth to the Westmill Open Day - the activities were thought bubble photo booth on relationship with Jules (Energy personified) and typewriters for telling longer stories. The photobooth work was put up onto the website platform.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://storiesofchange.ac.uk/library?theme=My%20Friend%20Jules
 
Description Participation in a Westmill Wind and Solar Farm Schools Visit Day 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Members of the Stories of Change team were invited to take the My Friend Jules (MFJ) photo booth and stand to a schools visit day at the Westmill wind and solar farm, near Swindon. The event was attended by several secondary schools, with pupils aged between 12 - 16. the pupils were invited to think about and write down their thoughts about their relationship with 'Jules' (energy personified) and then to have an image of their thought bubbles taken alongside their discrete personal image (i.e. their shoes, hands etc) (in order to avoid difficult permission collections for full face). There were also two vintage typewriters for students to write letters to Jules, or stories. The pupls enegaed with all activities with enthusiasm
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://storiesofchange.ac.uk/library?theme=My%20Friend%20Jules
 
Description Photographic exhibition at FftF Network Harvest 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The SoC project was able to showcase its work at their 'Network Harvest' event at the British Library on the 22nd November 2017.

The exhibition used a series of ten banners showcasing a range of people and places involved in the project. It also described how the energy narrative was developed.

Following the events the banners will be gifted to some of the organisations involved in the project to be then used by them at a range of events.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://fftf.org.uk/event/network-harvest-2017/
 
Description Policy Engagement - Energy Generation interviews and photobooth 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact A set of activities were planned and orchestrated by our team of young researchers from the GLA's Peer Outreach Team. These included a photobooth to generate questions around energy and energy policy, an in-depth audio interview and a short video 'soundbite' interview. 14 participants were taken through these activities, drawn from across policy, industry, media and academia. Feedback indicated that these participants found the activities stimulating and thougth provoking. Over 80 people were contacted regarding participation, and many who could not attend expressed interest in the project and in being involved in future activities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL http://storiesofchange.ac.uk/energygeneration
 
Description Presentation of Energy Generation work to YPLN, City Hall, London 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Bradon Smith presented the work of the Energy Generation strand of the Stories of Change project to the Young Londoners Participation Network meeting on Power, Politics and Participation at London City Hall. This networking event was attended by representatives from a wide range of third sector youth organisations.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.london.gov.uk/what-we-do/education-and-youth/peer-outreach-team/young-londoners-participa...
 
Description Public engagement, Energy Generation photobooth (Ilford, Peckham, Westminster) 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A mobile photobooth was created to record public questions on energy. This was taken to Ilford, Peckham, and Westminster resulting in approx. 30 portraits of members of the public.

Participation of London publics in Westminster, around City Hall,in Ilford and Peckham, and also on the Open University campus in Milton Keynes. Their views on energy were discussed with team members, principally the young researchers of the Peer Outreach Team. A diverse sample of approximately 60 people - professionals, tourists, traders, families, school children, the elderly and the homeless - contributed to activities, including photo portraits and 'vox pop' interviews. Many claimed to have no significant views on energy or energy policy, but we found that during the course of discussion most participants had well developed opinions.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://www.flickr.com/photos/storiesofchange/albums/72157660206352322
 
Description Public lecture. Bill Thompson: The Magic is in Your Head 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A stimulating lecture that provoked extended discussion.

No impact noted.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public lecture. Mandy Rose, Director of the Digital Cultures Research Centre. Bristol Jan 2015: Thinking through climate change 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact An informative lecture about environmental iDocs. Provoked extended discussion among public audience. Stimulated thinking among team about potential of iDocs.

Team discussed potential of iDocs for project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
 
Description Public lecture. Roger Harrabin, BBC News Environment Analyst: 25 years of telling Energy and Climate Stories 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other academic audiences (collaborators, peers etc.)
Results and Impact A provocative lecture drawing on experiences in the BBC; sparked questions and discussion afterwards.

None known.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://storiesdemandingtimes.wordpress.com/2015/08/01/bbcs-roger-harrabin-on-past-present-future-of...
 
Description Research Seminar (University of Cambridge Geography): Culture and Climate Change: experiments in collaboration and engagement 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Shared our experience of experiments and innovations at the culture-climate change join, emphasising our role as arts/social science/humanities researchers. We aim to encourage innovation amongst other researchers by example, and by critical self-reflection. ABSTRACT of our talk: Climate change is urgent and important, but also, for many, boring, difficult and confusing. What kinds of stories, artworks and other interventions are being created in response to 'the greatest challenge facing humanity' - a challenge that is also apparently forgettable? Joe Smith (Professor of Environment and Society, the Open University) and Renata Tyszczuk (Senior Lecturer in Architecture, University of Sheffield) reflect on their experimental and interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of research, policy and cultural work on climate change. Their recent joint projects include the Interdependence Day project (2005-2011, with the new economics foundation) and the current multi-partner AHRC Stories of Change project on past, present and future energy transitions. They will also reference the current Culture and Climate Change: Scenarios project, including its innovative networked artists residencies. The paper unpacks some of the theoretical and methodological inspirations that nourish their work, including the Mass Observation movement. They will argue for the importance of cultural work on climate change, but caution against any expectation that it provides any communications silver bullets.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://www.geog.cam.ac.uk/research/seminars/previous.html#id81391
 
Description Stand at the Westmill Wind and Soalr Fram Cooperative AGM ( 20th May 2017)in Didcot. 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Stories of Change team members and partners (via National Trust Partner Community Energy Fortnight work) took the My Friend Jules (MFJ) story game to the cooperatives AGM. The MFJ game was adapted into a 'photo booth' to engage AGM participants to tell us their thoughts about their relationship with energy, and to write these in a large thought bubble and have their photo taken alongside the thought cloud. We then posted these to the Stories of Change web platform. There were also vintage typewriters for people to write longet comments, stories about the relationship with 'Jules' (energy personified). We had A5 flyers and a large A0 MFJ poster.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://storiesofchange.ac.uk/library?theme=My%20Friend%20Jules
 
Description Stories of Change at Utopia Fair 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The AHRC Connected Communities Programme's Utopia Fair took place 24-26 June 2016 at Somerset House, London. The Stories of Change team entertained Utopian Fair goers with their Energy Dream Cloud photobooth, a 'Model London' workshop, pamphleteering and printing activities, and soapbox readings about stories of energy change, some of which were generated by prior project activities in Wales, the English midlands and London.

General background note: UTOPIA 2016: A Year of Imagination and Possibility celebrated the 500th anniversary of Thomas More's inspirational text at Somerset House, London. Presented in partnership with the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) and the Connected Communities programme, the Utopia Fair brought together local community groups, researchers, activists and artists across the UK to explore how utopian ideals can be used to benefit the environmental and social future of our communities.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL http://www.open.ac.uk/researchcentres/osrc/news/stories-of-change-project-attends-utopia-fair-in-lon...
 
Description Stories of Change content shared with MPs and Government department 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Policymakers/politicians
Results and Impact Richard Benwell, who is head of government affairs at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust, said: "The Stories of Change project has also been very useful to share with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and MPs to put a "real people" face on some dry-sounding advocacy about future network rules. They are also good background to demonstrate buzz and appetite for more in the sector."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Stories of Change workshop at the Community Energy conference in Manchester 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact As part of COmmunity Energy Fortnight, Stories of Change attended the Community Energy conference in Manchester on 24/6/17 to talk about Stories of Change and the Climate Coalition's 'Week of Action'. The event was attended by over 300 national and international delegates, who were told about the Stories of Change project by Community Energy England's CEO, Emma Bridge, during the introduction Approx 50 delegates attended the "Securing a supportive policy environment' workshop where Robin presented on the Stories of Change project aims to provide content, using the past, present and future energy narrative, that would offer positive examples of energy transformation to key stakeholders/policy makers. SoC answered questions from the audience, made up of delegates from local government, industry representatives and community energy group members about how communications channels could be utilised to help achieve this change. Emma Bridge, CEO, Community Energy England, said:

"Thank you for running the policy breakout session at the Community Energy conference on 24th June in Manchester. We have had great feedback from delegates on Stories of Change who were impressed with how this diverse range of narratives could be used to showcase the sector to a wider audience and I really appreciate the time you spent preparing and your insight and contributions on the day."


Workshop participants were also asked to fill in a Stories of Change 'speech bubble' sheet asking: 'What would you like to say to government about how we transition towards a sustainable energy future?'

A number of delegates responded and their answers were posted on Twitter using the conference #poweringtogether hashtag. They were also filed for future advocacy work
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Stories of Change/ Tipping Point event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact This was a 2 day event, co-ordinated with our project partners Tipping Point. It brought together many of our project partners, along with representatives of policy, business, research, student, volunteer, arts, and community sectors. Through a series of facilitated interactive activities conversations were generated between groups very unlikely to meet under other circumstances to discuss our current and future relationships with energy.

The Stories of Change project will continue to support conversations that began during this event as they develop, as well as part-funding and supporting an arts commissioning process for work arising from the event. placeholder
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2014
 
Description Switch to a Renewable Future: Planning policy and finance to enable carbon reduction (Frome) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact This public event was hosted by Frome Town Council, and co-funded by the EU 'Europe For Citizens' Programme. Speakers included representatives from Frome's twinning partners in France, Germany and Poland, as well as Bath and Bristol. It was billed: "Planning, Policy and Finance to enable carbon reduction - Local, Regional and
European Perspectives. Seminar. Join local, regional and European experts to discuss how towns like Frome can support low carbon retrofit and renewable energy through finance, policy and planning."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
 
Description The Climate Coalition produced material from Stories of Change for their Week of Action campaign 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact The SoC material was used to promote the Climate Coalition's week of action to a range of external stakeholders. Medium.com, which has 60 million unique monthly readers created a list using summaries of five of the Stories of Change case studies to promote the Climate Coalition's Week of Action. Jess Marsh, communications manager at the Climate Coalition, said "The content was absolutely brilliant and easy to read. It's exactly the type of content we're looking for and provides a great evidence base of the everyday energy stories. Using real people to illustrate the energy stories was really powerful and impactful upon our followers. It was so different to the other content we were able to use around the week of action. We have used them across a range of communications since the summer and will continue to include them in other pieces of work such as our Show the Love campaign in February 2018."
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://medium.com/@TheCCoalition/5-community-energy-projects-you-should-know-af5398efec8d
 
Description Treherbert Pop-up Story Studio 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact - Regular entries on blog https://storieseverydaylives.wordpress.com/
- Regular tweeting about the event
- 3-minute-long item on BBC radio Wales breakfast show on Sat. 1 August 2015
- Item in local newspaper (Rhondda Leader)
- Visit of Leighton Andrews, National Assembly for Wales member and Minister for Public Services in Wales, Welsh Government
- Sharing via facebook of local partner


There were 700 visits from over 500 members of the local community in Treherbert to a pop-up story studio we co-created with project and community partners on the theme of energy in the past, present and future. Some people came just once but many visited several times over the duration of the studio. During the interviews carried out, visitors discussed how their relationship to energy in the specific context of a coal mining community has evolved and continues to evolve. They also talked about the uncertainties over the future of energy in their local community. In ad hoc interviews, they reported that the studio was a great success and it had helped them to remember stories of their past, to connect with other community members and to express their views on the future of energy. We also had email and verbal feedback from some of the community groups involved who said the event was a resounding success.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://storieseverydaylives.wordpress.com/category/project-updates/treherbert/
 
Description Treherbert digital stories 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact The purpose of this activity was to re-engage with some of the people who visited the story studio in Treherbert and to ask them to shape their own digital stories based on an initial edit that partner Lisa Heledd Jones had done. The results are 6 digital stories containing the participants' photographs. We hope the impact will be twofold. First, the participants reported they had a positive experience co-producing the digital stories with Storyworks UK. Second, the videos will be posted on our platform and will reach a wider audience.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://storieseverydaylives.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/making-digital-stories-in-treherbert/
 
Description Utopia Works: Derby Silk Mill 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Industry/Business
Results and Impact UTOPIA WORKS: ENERGY HACK took place at the site of the world's first factory, Derby Silk Mill on 20th May 2016. In the 500th anniversary year of the publication of Thomas More's Utopia, the Utopia Works event was conceived by the AHRC Connected Communities Stories of Change project partners as a way to create space for creative and participatory processes to help provoke thinking about new and alternative energy futures.

Through a series of workshops, including letterpress print making, pamphleteering, making, and archive tour, guests were invited to engage in making as a form of thinking. Utopia Works sought to activate conversations with partner organisations around energy and the themes of industry, engineering, making. It invited a sense of shared ownership of the dilemmas, choices and opportunities around energy and climate change, faced by a range of people in the region of the English Midlands and drawing from the significance of the UNESCO World Heritage site in which Derby Silk Mill sits as a southern gateway.

We invited a range of people to be part of this conversation, to bring their dilemmas, concerns, passion and skills to address energy futures to an intensive one-day hack. Participants included makers, hackers, artists, academics, volunteers, designers, museum professionals, energy experts, employers and employees from industry. We invited participants to make a factory (works) of utopian thinking and making, which brought together research, community and creative partners in an enterprise of co-production influenced by Thomas More's Utopia.

Thomas More was the first to give a name and form to an idea that has captured human imagination throughout history: that by imagining a better world is possible, we are empowered to create it. The outcomes of the day were showcased at Somerset House, London at the AHRC Connected Communities Utopias Fair in June 2016, where participants could also engage in printmaking at at Utopia Stall. They will also be presented on the Stories of Change online Platform. The Utopia Works event and programme of 'congenial activities' has diversified community engagement with the Stories of Change research project about energy and industry and also informed the £17m development of the Derby Silk Mill - Museum of Making.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016
URL https://storiesfutureworks.wordpress.com/?s=utopia+works&submit=Search
 
Description Visit to Bethesda to record the work of the community energy hydro project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A press release, press conference or response to a media enquiry/interview
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact We visited the Energy Local project in Bethesda and conducted interviews with key members of the group for SoC. Audio, written and stills footage were made of their work which were written up in the form of an article which was sent to the national media .
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
 
Description Ynysybwl oral history interviews 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Participants in your research and patient groups
Results and Impact - 16 oral history interviews
- 16 professionally edited audio stories based on each interview
- Updates on project blog about the interviews and the area


From a personal point of view, the interviewees reported that they enjoyed reminiscing about their childhoods in the area they were born in and said it was interested to do specifically thinking about energy.
We are in the process of organising a series of focus groups to take the recordings back to the communities they came from and explore with them the meaning of listening to those for their thinking about the future of energy.
We will also take part in a bimonthly community event called Village Voice in early 2016.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2015
URL https://storieseverydaylives.wordpress.com/category/project-updates/ynysybwl/
 
Description public lecture (Bath) 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Energy in the past, present and future: Stories of Change'
The event, which took place at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution on 2 September 2016, was organised and introduced by Professor Axel Goodbody on behalf of the 'Stories of Change' team. Opening with a presentation from Drs Bradon Smith (University of Bath and Open University), Renata Tyszczuk (Sheffield), David Llewellyn (South Wales) and Mel Rohse (Birmingham), the evening got underway with highlights from the team's work during the first two years of the project. Showing how members of the Stories of Change team have successfully built relationships with communities in London, the West Midlands, and South Wales, the presentation took the audience through the project's approach from facilitated discussions about changing patterns of energy generation and consumption, to recorded interviews, all of which will be made accessible to researchers and the general public on a dedicated web platform shortly. These presentations were followed by an illustrated reading by the Scottish poet and artist Alec Finlay, entitled 'A Primer for the Archaeology of Energy'. Exhibited at the Tate Modern and many other galleries, Finlay's work exemplifies, in a unique way, the role which the arts can play in making energy visible in our everyday lives, and the impact of old and new forms of energy generation on people and the landscape. The evening closed with a Reception hosted by the University of Bath's Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Professor Peter Lambert.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2016