The Sherwood Voices project is working with groups of people from towns and villages across the region, to map walks and gather memories and stories that focus on hidden histories and contemporary experience. Together we will create a series of walking routes and audio stories that will allow people to experience and understand the area in a new way.
Over the autumn the team will continue with the work of visiting festivals, libraries and community venues in towns and villages across the area to gather people’s tales and knowledge, as well as offering them the chance to submit their own stories and insights through Sherwood Storycards and the Sherwood Voices website. Once this material has been gathered we’ll be working with people to help shape this into a series of seven recorded stories and audio pieces that will become part of newly created or already established walking routes, ready to be launched next year.
The project is particularly interested in hearing from people who feel that their stories may not have been told, or that their understanding of the place where they live is different to that which is normally expressed.
The towns and villages that we are focussing on are Clipstone, Edwinstowe, Ollerton, Rainworth, Ravenshead, Newstead, Papplewick, Linby, Hucknall, Bestwood and Calverton.