Talking Tales

An Intergenerational Oral History Project

In 2014 we completed an inter-generational oral history project on behalf of the Friends of Theatre by the Lake. Talking Tales involved training a group of young people to record, conserve and share the memories of volunteers who’ve been involved in professional theatre in Keswick over the last 50 years. Click the links below to find out more about the project.

Project overview - A full description of the project, featuring timeline of theatre in Keswick, 1952-2014

Film - 15-minute video documenting the project

Blog - Stories and updates from the project

Education pack - Includes information about how to record your own oral histories and activity ideas

Transcriptions - Full documentation of all the interviews collected for the project

The oral histories and further project information are available at Keswick Museum and Art Gallery. The full archive of sound recordings is available at Carlisle Archive Centre.

Talking Tales has been made possible by funding from the following organisations: