Giddyness maps the process of the project Giddy and of pupils from Longhill School working with artist educator Annis Joslin to research material and collect the unusual and giddy oral histories of people who were aged 14-21 yrs in the 40's 50's and 60's in Brighton and Hove resulting in an app (and website) with an interactive map leading people across the city listening to memories in the place they were made.
This is a Nimbus Group project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund. www.hlf.org.uk
Thursday, 3 December 2015
Oral History planning and sound recording
On Wednesday 2nd December the Giddy group met for our last oral history training session before the first memory day. Rose Holmes recapped on the key oral history techniques:
Active Listening Open Questioning Guided Discussion
The pupils devised their questions, starting with a few introductory questions and leading towards some questions that connect with some of our Giddy themes:
Beach and seafront
Music and dancing
Fashion and identity
Hobbies and pastimes
Love and Romance
The group were introduced to Paul Farrington who will be facilitating recording the oral histories during the planned memory days. Paul talked to the group about a previous oral history project 'Floating Memories' he had led. He played the group different recordings of oral histories using different recorders from iphones to more sophisticated recording equipment to compare different qualities.
The group had a go at using the recording equipment while role-playing their questions, taking it in turns to take on the role of the older people.