My Story 2019
Welcome to My Story - a community art festival presented by Hertfordshire Library Service.
My Story takes your true stories and tells them in art for the whole community enjoy.
Focussing on stories of being a young person trying to find your way in the world, budding young artists work with professional artists and create new works of art which are showcased in Hertfordshire's libraries.
My Story is a project funded by Arts Council England and presented by Hertfordshire Library Service, in partnership with Nysa Projects, Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies (HALS), YC Hertfordshire, and Hertfordshire based artists.
Last summer members of the Hertfordshire community wrote short stories about their experiences of being young and growing up which you can read on the page below. They were used as inspiration in a series of creative workshops at HALS, Hertford and Oxhey Libraries during August and September 2019.
The art work produced, including music, paintings, video animations, 3-D sculptures, installations, a play script, letters and poetry (not to mention the stories themselves) were showcased in a micro-fest at Hertford and Oxhey Libraries during Libraries Week in October 2019.
The art work is currently on display at Bishops Stortford Library and will tour several Hertfordshire libraries through the winter and spring, scheduled as follows:
- Bishops Stortford 11th December 2019- 14th January 2020 - Dreamcatcher family learning activity on 18th January
- Stevenage 15th January 2020- 10th February 2020 - Dreamcatcher family learning activity on 25th January
- North Watford 11th February 2020- 9th March 2020 - Dreamcatcher family learning activity on 19th February at 11:00am
- Hertfordshire Archives and Local Studies from 10th March 2020 - 30th May 2020 - Dreamcatcher family learning activity on 28th May at 10:00am
Do you have a story to tell? Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
To learn more about the project you can also listen to Kerry Lanigan's interview on Radio Dacorum which was broadcast on 11th September 2019.