Leicester Stories of Belonging – Capturing Our City’s Stories

The Leicester Stories of Belonging project aims to give a platform to the diverse and experiences of different people in Leicester.

By capturing and recording people’s stories of growing up, living in, or arriving in Leicester, we will broadcast these stories on Leicester Community Radio.

There is value in capturing these local stories is that they help us understand the different lives and experiences within our city, fostering a shared sense of identity. By participating, volunteers can contribute to a larger conversation about life in Leicester, helping to build a sense of unity and community awareness.

We’ve got a couple of events coming up where we will be teaching people how to capture stories and memories of arriving or belonging in Leicester:

5pm – 7pm Tuesday 14th November – Community Reporter Training, Eden Cafe, 11 Main Street, Evington Village LE5 6DN

10am – 3pm Saturday 25th November – Community Reporter Training, Saturday Heritage Fair, Leicester Adult Education College, Belvoir Street, Leicester, LE1 6QL

5pm – 7pm Tuesday 5th December – Community Reporter Training, Eden Cafe, 11 Main Street, Evington Village LE5 6DN

Training will be available for those interested in becoming community reporters, focusing on straightforward DIY media techniques to capture and share stories about Leicester’s varied communities.

These stories will then be shared on the Leicester Stories website and broadcast on Leicester Community Radio.

This project is supported by DMU Engage, the project is an opportunity for individuals to engage with community media production and storytelling in a way that benefits the wider community.

For those interested in joining or learning more, please keep an eye on the Leicester Stories website for upcoming details on events and how to get involved. Your stories are an important part of Leicester’s collective narrative, and we encourage you to share them.

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