We are holding an afternoon event at Swaffham Community Centre on the 15th May 2013.
Come along and find out about our Marham Voices project. Volunteer as a ‘listener’, learning to record oral history at one of our training sessions – helping others to tell their story about our commnity. See our event poster online here.
You can sign up to tell your story on the day or take an information pack away to discuss the project at home.
The end of the afternoon will be our formal charity AGM. We would be delighted to talk to new volunteers who might want to become board members of SEC, to help carry our interesting community projects forward.
We are delighted that the graphic designer Jim Simpson has created a new logo for our project, Marham Voices.
Jim’s design has collated a range of community and regional elements to deliver an impression of our community and it’s outlying areas. Agriculture, flight, transport, farming and community all play a part in our story.
As a project we welcome Jim’s creative input as this enables us to establish ‘Voices’ as an identifiable project brand, which will be useful in the future as we move forward as a charity and work to encompass other heritage projects to enhance understanding, enjoyment and knowledge of the West Norfolk area.
If you would like to volunteer with Marham Voices, especially as we are now training individuals to record oral history, use our contact us page and let us know. We’ll be happy to have you along on our voyage of discovery.
Listening Post is the blog and free news update service for our project Marham Voices.You can see our main home page here – www.marhamvoices.org
Our project is generously funded by The Heritage Lottery Fund, as part of the All Our Stories project. You can read more about this national heritage project here.
Our aim is to record the voices of Marham and its surroundings, to capture a heritage snapshot in voice form, for the community at the beginning of the 21st Century.
We hope our snapshot will encapsulate much of the change our area and community has seen in the Twentieth Century and beyond.
We also aim, as part of the project to create a book, a written narrative if you will, which will seek to map that change in our community landscape. The book, when completed will be freely available for all online.
To read more about our project plans and to see our first press release you can visit www.marhamvoices.org to get a fuller picture of our work together as volunteers.
We are just starting our journey, why not come along and have your say too. We are listening – contact us here!!!