‘Our Stories’ is a multi generational story telling project which showcased at Z-Arts on the 12th, 13th and 19th December 2014 in the STUN space. Featuring displays of art, film and performance, ‘Our Stories’ explored the memories and journeys of elders in the community. Working with young and elder actors, ‘Our Stories’ explored different ways to express and interpret memories. The Hercules Productions team ran a set of workshops using acting techniques, music and group interviews to achieve this.
Thanks to funding from Awards for All, Hercules Productions could present ‘Our Stories’. The showcase of the project was also successfully performed at Contact theatre in June 2015.
The ‘Our Stories’ project was born of a desire to preserve and share the oral history of the Windrush Generation from Moss Side and Hulme in Greater Manchester. We brought elders and younger members of the community together to learn skills such as interviewing and writing for performance, using the stories from the elder counterparts as a backdrop. You can now purchase the full range of interviews in the form of the ‘Our Stories’ book.