We are excited to be working with Siobhán L Stevenson PhD, an Oral History Consultant and Audio Producer. who wanted to capture through audio memory and storytelling those taken prematurely during and because of the pandemic so as to have a record or remembrance through sound.
Siobhán approaches each notable project with a huge amount of knowledge, skills, and compassion. She likes to build relationships and trust with the people she works with to achieve beautiful clarity and storytelling together. She has worked on some absolutely amazing projects from groups and charities like Creative Black Country, Midland Heart, Townscape Heritage, and Down’s Syndrome Association. She is always able to engage and create inspiring pieces of work and we know she will do the same for The Forest of Memories and Memory-Trees.com..
Dr Siobhán Stevenson would like to trial this concept and project with a number of families via video call initially, making sure that you are comfortable and able to give natural responses. Siobhán and her team will guide and put your mind at ease through friendly conversation and open questions; should you prefer to not have the video that is also fine.
As the places for this initial project will be limited we thought the fairest way would be to select 5 random families from those who have dedicated a tree at http://www.Memory-Trees.com, the draw for this will happen on the 16th of April 2021. Those names will be contacted by a member of The Forest of Memories and we will arrange a convenient and comfortable time when you might have an hour available to have this chat.
With the thanks, support and blessing of Dr Stevenson there will be no charge for this initial project but we hope that it will naturally expand and we can use these to secure fund or grant support so that we can collect and build a larger remembrance project that links with The Forest of Memories and Memory-Trees.com.
About Siobhán L Stevenson PhD
Hear an example of a Life Stories project Siobhán worked on:
What others say about Siobhán:
I commissioned Siobhan to provide training to volunteers in oral history interviewing techniques. Sitting in on the training I had first-hand experience of the professionalism and expertise that Siobhan has in this area. However, more revealing to me was the way Siobhan interacted with the volunteers to make them feel at ease throughout the training and the empathy she displayed. I know that Siobhan has kept in touch with some of them and has offered to support them during the remainder of the project. Her work is always delivered on time and on budget and to an exceptional standard, often exceeding expectations of agreed outputs and outcomes. The only thing to be aware of is how much you will miss her when the project ends!
Jez Collins – Founder, Birmingham Music Archive
Plant a ‘Memory-Tree’’ for your loved one
If you have not yet created a Memory Tree for a loved one you lost during this pandemic, you can do this today. Please visit Memory-Trees.com After registering you will be able to create, always free, Memory Tree, which is a physical tree in The Forest of Memories, attached to the digital Memorial of your loved one..
The Forest of Memories
The Forests of Memories will be grown in memory of people adversely affected during the Covid-19 pandemic, whilst addressing climate change, benefiting biodiversity, and establishing an educational and cultural resource for local communities. Creating a lasting tribute to people in ways that will benefit future generations.
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