Bristol Dockers - An Oral History Project

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In 2018, I conducted a series of oral history interviews with former dockers who worked on the Bristol City Docks. I used sections of these interviews, and clips from existing interviews archived at M Shed, to create a soundscape for users to listen to as they walk from M Shed to Underfall Yard.

The dockers' stories, and the full walking tour, are accessible via QR codes on signs around the city or through the project website They were also the basis of a storytelling event organised for Docks Heritage Weekend with the Bristol Ferry Company. I am also developing a performance piece about the dockers with the playwright A.C.H. Smith, which will be on stage in 2019.

I am still collecting oral history testimonies, and will archive my interviews at M Shed.
Effective start/end date1/01/18 → …