Storytelling for climate action


Storytelling for climate action


Starting 19 October 2020 17:30 through to 19 October 2020 20:00

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Using storytelling to understand and evaluate your impact

About this Event

The session will explore the Storytelling – a participatory evaluation methodology which uses stories to help understand and articulate change and impact. This workshop will explain the approach and how it has been used by Arts at the Old Fire Station to collect stories around creative projects, their impact as an organisation, and, most recently, Oxford’s community response to Covid-19 – Oxford Together.

Participants will have the opportunity to explore the methodology and how it could be used and adapted within their own context to collect and understand stories related to climate action.

This event is open to all and we want it to be accessible. We do ask that if you can, please give a donation of between £3.50 and £5.00 in contributions towards the facilitator. The minimum donation is £1. Please select 'free ticket' if you are unable to pay.

Who is this session aimed at?

CAGs and other community groups wishing to use the storytelling evaluation method as a tool to understand and evaluate the impact their climate action work has. We are particularly keen to work with groups taking part in our 20 Stories project to help develop these stories for exhibition.

Speaker: Sarah Cassidy

Sarah is the Inclusion Manager at Arts at the Old Fire Station, an arts centre in Oxford that shares its building with the homeless charity Crisis. As the Inclusion Manager Sarah works to involve people facing tough times in creative projects and the running of the art centre, and lead the organisation in their use of the storytelling methodology. She has experience in working on creative projects with community groups and organisations in the UK and internationally, with a focus on using creative approaches to amplify voices and bring them into decision making.