‘Sensory Stories Retold’ Seminar on May 7th

The Project team will be presenting demonstrations, talking about our work and running a workshop at the Museum of Liverpool on 7th May 2013.

Easy Read Flyer

Here is info about the Event in easy read

• The Sensory Stories Retold seminar will showcase the first year of the project, which was based at Speke Hall, a National Trust house in Liverpool. The research team will present their work with interactive demonstrations of their sensory objects and a hands-on workshop for attendees to try making their own.
• The day will feature a discussion led by Marcus Weisen (Jodi Mattes Trust), and a presentation by Ticky Lowe (Access to Heritage) about the Jodi Award Winning Touch Pods project.
• The event provides an opportunity to discuss and explore museum and heritage engagement, the potential of sensory art-based workshops, the use of electronics in museum interpretation, and multimedia advocacy.

Sheila on the sounds of Speke Hall

Sheila is a Volunteer from Speke Hall. She has worked here as a Victorian Guide for more than 4 years. Here she shares her thoughts on the Sounds of Speke Hall.

Sounds1 from andy minnion on Vimeo.

So, what would Speke Hall have sounded like back in the Victorian era? Sheila conjures up the constant noise and activity from back in those days.

Sounds2 from andy minnion on Vimeo.

What were the sounds of Speke Hall for Miss Watt when she lived in the house?

sounds3 from andy minnion on Vimeo.

Sheila specialises in story telling as you can tell from her commentaries.

Multimedia Advocacy Workshop at Liverpool Mencap

We had a workshop to introduce use of the Klik in ‘easy build’ website as a tool for Multimedia Advocacy to the Project participants and researchers and their supporters. It was at Liverpool Mencap’s Offices. Andy and Ajay from the Rix Centre showed the group how the Wiki Websites work and everyone had a go at making a website.

Here is a couple of video clips of what people thought of the workshop…

DSCN0305 from andy minnion on Vimeo.

DSCN0303 from andy minnion on Vimeo.

The ‘easy-build’ website worked well as a frame for conversations, self-advocacy and thinking about what we wanted to say to the public. We came up with a plan for a wiki that could feed our thoughts into the Speke Hall workshop series.

We planned 6 sections for our Wiki website to capture the Sensory Object research that we are doing.

ABOUT US – where we introduce all of us researchers and our supporters

SPEKE HALL – where we show the pictures, sound and video clips that we take at Speke Hall. We add our comments and share our thoughts.

WORKSHOPS – about each of the project workshops, we share our pictures and clips, talk about what we liked and our ideas.

MAKING THINGS – here we share the various creative things we have done, especially our work with artists and our work with exhibitions and collections

MUSEUMS – a section where we talk about our experiences of museums, collections and heritage sites. We use pictures and clips to talk about what works for us and what doesn’t!

MESSAGES – here we will let people know what we have to say about museums, heritage sites and how Sensory Objects can make them better. We will sum up what we learn on the project and give advice from our experience… we will tell it how it is!

We have ANOTHER PLAN – to make a wiki at each workshop session as part of organising our pictures and clips, thinking over our impressions and working up our comments.

Multimedia advocacy work for Workshop 2

Here is a link to the Klik in Website showing Patrick’s photos and video clips from his first Speke Hall visit.


This easy-build website features the photos and videos taken by and with Patrick at Workshop 2

His images and clips have been uploaded to an ‘easy-build’ website. This is so that Patrick can look at his photos with his supporter, Gerry and they can add comments as titles and captions to whichever pictures they choose.

This is a first go at using easy-build ‘wiki’ websites to help our co-researchers like Patrick and Gerry to contribute their thoughts to the project these in a way we can build on from workshop to workshop.