My Story takes your true stories and tells them in art for the whole community to enjoy. We held some fantastic sessions both online and in person in 2021 which you can read about in more detail in the workshops section below.
My Story Festivals at Hertfordshire Libraries
My Story Fest at Hitchin Library
Hitchin Library, Paynes Park
Sunday 17July, 12.30 – 5.00pm
£5 per adult/child (free for 0-3s)
Join us for an afternoon of live music, interactive storytelling, open-mic poetry and lots more!
Once you have your ticket (Sunday is a closed day for the library), you are free to stay in the Library all afternoon long to enjoy the variety of performances and activities, or you are welcome to come and go as you please (we will give you a sticker on leaving the Library).
Here’s what you can enjoy:
My Story Exhibition – view the artwork created by Hertfordshire residents over the last 18 months. The exhibition debuted at our first My Story Festival in Watford Central Library and will be touring Hertfordshire Libraries from September/October 2022.
Interactive Story Telling from Herts Inclusive Theatre- Join Amy and go back in time to the 1960s on a sensory immersive storytelling experience to Cuffley Camp, inspired by a My Story submission.
Artists in Residence – we will be joined by lots of incredible artists from Hitchin and the wider area who will be creating art in the library.
Family Activities – Junk journaling, making dreamcatchers, creating recycled daisies, eco planting and more…Plus, a sneaky opportunity for your child to join this year’s Summer Reading Challenge, Gadgeteers
Plus, the following performances:
1.30-2.15pm Interactive Storytelling session from Herts Inclusive Theatre
2.30-3.15pm Music from acclaimed Folk singer Lizzy Hardingham
3.15-4.15pm Open-Mic Poetry and Story Sharing session
4.30-4.55pm Music from acclaimed Folk singer Lizzy Hardingham
Everyone has a story to tell. What's yours?
Do you have a defining memory from your childhood or adolescence? Perhaps you can recall a time of great change in your life?
Sharing stories can bring people together and we would love to share your stories for everyone to enjoy on this website. Stories do not need to be written. You could record spoken word or music, share a video or submit a piece of visual art.
Please send your short stories (approximately 500 words, if written) to email@example.com
Intellectual Property Rights & Copyright Laws. By submitting stories and artwork, you agree for My Story to display this work both online and /or within Hertfordshire Libraries. We (My Story), will always endeavour to seek owners permission before using images in any other way, but cannot be held responsible or liable in any way.