Getting our heritage on!

September 30, 2018 | Digital Inclusion, Latest News, Projects | 0 comments | Author:

We’ll this month has seen us get back into our heritage work with us delivering a training session on blogging for a veterans projects and starting a new projects on rugby archives…

Screen Shot 2018-09-30 at 20.51.23Earlier in the month, we team up again with Tameside Council and Local Archives to train up staff and volunteers on blog writing techniques and how to create new blog posts on WordPress. Working with Rachel Brewster from Little Vintage Photography, the participants explored existing blogs, came up with voice style sheets, wrote their own blogs and got to grips with how to create posts on WordPress. Feedback from the session included “it has given me more confidence to blog” and “it made me think about who would be reading my blog and how important a good hook and title were”. Sounds like folk had a fab time and learned a lot!

We’ve also started working with The Wids on a heritage project based on their archives, oral histories and present day members. Our role in the project is to equip the team behind the project with the video-making and editing skills needed to produce short documentaries that bring their archives to life, and collate the contemporary heritage of the club. So far, we’ve met with the team and had a bit of a techie play with the kit we’ve advised them on purchasing – it’s like Christmas has come early when you get a new Mac and digital camcorder! Our next steps is to run some initial video production and editing workshops so that the team can start recording footage and editing it together. Watch this space for what they produce!

If your heritage projects needs a bit of digital pazzaz or you’d like us to train you in some digital communication skills to help you to preserve and spread your heritage for new audiences, then get in touch! 


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