Kemeneth began in response to the Covid-19 outbreak, inspired by stories of communities pulling together, and will correspond with people by post, phone and online to gather and share personal stories that explore and celebrate community. This project has been made possible with thanks to funding from the Coronavirus Community Support Fund, distributed by The National Lottery Community Fund and Feast.
Over autumn/winter 2020, Kemeneth will be focusing on gathering stories from two very different communities in Cornwall; Sennen near Lands End and an area in the clay country including the villages of Rescorla, Roche, Penwithick, Bugle and Bowling Green. We will be delivering 100 story-sharing packs within each area to help people share their memories, experiences and reflections of their community. These packs are free and will help people contribute their memories and experiences, past and present, to two community books.
If you know someone who would like to receive a pack then please do get in touch so we can arrange this.
For those with access to the Internet, we will also be sharing a series of activities and prompts online.
The Kemeneth project is being led by Storylines, a Community Interest Company which specialises in recording and sharing peoples memories. Drawing upon our experience of supporting people to share their stories, the packs will provide a range of activities, prompts and resources that offer different ways for people to contribute. For some this might mean quick responses to questions and prompts, for others it might mean a longer piece of writing, a creative response or for those who struggle to physically write, or simply need to talk to someone, it will mean sharing by phone. Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate and remember the positive ways that communities pull together, past and present.
If you live elsewhere and have a personal story or reflection (up to 500 words) that relates to the theme of community, then we’d still love to hear from you. You can email us at Kemeneth@storylines.org.uk. Ideally you’d also include a photo or image to illustrate your story.
To bring together some of the responses to the story-sharing packs and activities we will be creating 2 community books. These will honour and preserve people’s memories and experiences of their community.
A free copy of this will be gifted to those who contributed through the story-sharing packs and, when it’s safe to do so, we will hold a celebratory event to bring the community together.
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