We now have quite a number of people signed up for the Oral History Training session tomorrow. I’ve been sending messages back and forth to our trainer, Cynthia, and it’s looking really exciting! I believe that there may be a bit of space left, so if you do want to get involved then let us know ASAP.
Thanks to those of you who have been in touch to volunteer in other ways. We WILL be getting in touch with you, we’re just getting everything organised at the moment!
And finally, our AGM has come round again. This year we would like to invite friends and supporters along to help us celebrate our ‘Pool of Memories’ project – receiving so much funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund really is reason to party! We’ll be putting on some light refreshments, reviewing the past year’s work and of course re-electing officers and making sure our finances are ship-shape. Please get in touch if you want to join us so we know how many to cater for!
The details are:
2pm, Sunday 11th April 2010 at Anderton Park School.
Would you like to interview members of the public about their memories of swimming, bathing, socialising and working at Moseley Road Baths? As part of our Heritage Lottery Fund‘Pool of Memories’ project we are calling on volunteers to help us in our three year quest to find the best memories of the building. Your interviews may form part of a book, teaching resource, DVD, permanent exhibition and drama project.We are holding a FREE all-day training event on Saturday 13th March at Moseley Exchange (situated behind Moseley Post Office). You will get opportunity to learn more about the Pool of Memories Project and receive training from the Oral History Society.
Here is a filmed interview from our memories day back in 2008. Gerard White talks about the teadances that took place at ‘Moseley Road Ballrooms’ during the war, when the Gala Pool was covered over for the duration of the winter. He talks particularly about the impact of American GIs on the dance floor!
There are only twelve places on the training day, so we will be allocating places on a first-come, first-served basis and only for people who can dedicate time to volunteer for the Pool of Memories Project. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Jen Austin on 07776 095 885 to reserve a place.
10.00-10.15 Welcome and introductions
10.15-11.15 What is oral history?: understanding memory
11.30-1.00 Getting started: aims and objectives, who to interview, question approaches
2.00-2.30 Practical work: an introduction to recording equipment
2.30-3.30 The interview: do’s and don’ts
3.45-4.30 Practical work: interviewing
4.30-5.00 Evaluation of practical work
5.00-5.30 After the interview: summarising, transcription, copyright, archiving