The latest of our Digital Storytelling projects - the West End Digital Story Space - is up and running with a project blog at http://westendstories.blogspot.com and a MySpace site at http://www.myspace.com/westendstories
Part of this project is to link members of the West End Community Storytelling Group, many of whom have a mental illness or a disability, with the wider online community. It is also exploring different ways of developing and publishing cultural mapping that can be duplicated in other communities around Brisbane and Queensland.
We would love it if you could become a 'follower' of our blog (there's a link down the bottom of the green column), post some comments on some of the stories and become a 'friend' of our myspace site. We're not going for a Guiness Record but we would like heaps of friends, making comments and sharing stories about West End and helping to show how diverse communities can support each other's quality of life.
There will be plenty more content appearing on both sites as the project goes on and as we experiment more.
Tomorrow, the 8th of October at 2:00pm for example, members of the group will be conducting interviews in Boundary Street by the 4AAA kiosk. You're welcome to drop in and say 'hello'.
Any suggestions or feedback about the project are more than welcome.
This West End Community Storytelling Group project was made possible by a Brisbane City Council Communities Project Grant, the support of Cr Helen Abrahams of the Gabba Ward and West End Community House.
Daryll Bellingham, Storyteller
Karen Tunny, Community Cultural Projects Consultant