Sheffield charity invites all to celebrate National Storytelling Week

A young people’s charity in Sheffield is inviting people to join in with the sharing of their life stories, to mark National Storytelling Week.

By Lisa Wong
Wednesday, 5th February 2020, 11:45 am
Updated Wednesday, 4th March 2020, 4:59 pm

Element Society - based at Leopold Street - is hosting Stories of Home on February 6.

It will be free to all and is a chance to ‘listen to and share the stories which make us who we are’.

A spokesman for the youth led charity said: “What you see and hear today are personal reflections and precious memories around the themes of home, identity, belonging, settling in Sheffield as well as sharing food, music and cultural heritage too.”

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Some of the young people that are involved at Element Society

Running parallel to National Storytelling Week - from February 1 to February 8 - the event follows on from the Displaced Migrants: Living History project.

Through the lottery funded project, young people in the city have been trained in oral history skills and have learned how to capture and document their findings.

Many of the stories come from people whose voices often go unheard so the project allows these people’s lived experiences to be retained for posterity.

Stories of Home will attempt to create a ‘circle for storytelling about our lives’.

The event will start at 5pm on February 6 at Element Society.

People are advised to confirm their attendance to Stories of Home by contacting Uzma by phone: 0114 299 9210 or email: [email protected]

Element Society has provided support and skill development opportunities for thousands of young people of all abilities, backgrounds and religions since it was founded in 2013.