Site Specific Stories

Stories bring a connection to a site and give people a greater awareness of their surroundings. Children have their imaginations fired up and families share an experience they can relive each time they visit. People enter into the interpretation of a site and tell their own stories – recalling their past or taking flights of fantasy.

Some past site specific projects:

  • Storyteller in Residence at the Grosvenor Museum, Chester
  • Story walks for The Woodland Trust at Overton Hill, Frodsham and various areas of woodland around Runcorn and Warrington
  • Tales on the Trail for Habitat and Hillforts including Pale Heights, Woodhouse Hill, Kelsborrow, Beeston Castle and Maiden Castle
  • The Sandstone Tale teacher training project for Harthill Art Trust
  • Tales of food from around the world for Nantwich Food Festival
  • Storytelling with local school children at Harmer’s Wood, Helsby
  • Tales in the storytelling circle of Phoenix Park, Runcorn

On such projects, Johnny Gillett thoroughly researches the history of the site or the subject matter to be explored. This includes visits to libraries, records offices and even local people, as well as viewing the site itself several times. His hope is to gain a deeper understanding of the venue, tie this together with his own storytelling knowledge and so create a unique programme of tales to re-interprete the site.

For further information on Commissions see the link on the left

For further information, please contact Johnny Gillett:

01244 940141 Office

0784 342 8842 Mobile

contact@thejourneyman.org.uk