Oral History Projects and Personal Recordings
  • Complete project management
  • Individual life-story recordings
Project Consultancy
  • Expert advice for funding bids 
  • Information about recording equipment
  • Guidelines for selection of interviewees
  • Examples of consent forms
Training/ Education
  • Courses and workshops for young people and adults:
    Introduction to Oral History; Interviewing Techniques; Use of Recording Equipment; Transcribing; Writing Summaries.

  • African Heritage Initiative - African migrants recorded by adult volunteers
  • Africans’ Hidden Memories - Effects of re-settlement on mental health, recorded by adults and young people
  • Amirah Foundation - Memories of domestic abuse recorded by adult volunteers
  • Bangladeshi Traditional Games - Memories recorded by adult volunteers
  • Bangladeshi Food - Memories recorded by adult volunteers
  • Banner Theatre - Memories of political theatre group recorded by adult volunteers
  • Belbroughton History Society - Older residents recorded by Society members
  • Big Story of Pugin - Memories of Oscott College seminary recorded by 4 primary schools
  • Biddulph East Oral History Public Art Project - Retired miners recorded by pupils from 3 schools and members of youth club
  • Caribbean Seniors - Recorded by members of church youth group
  • Castle Bromwich Youth and Community Partnership - Memories of a local graveyard recorded by adult and young volunteers.
  • Codsalll Community High School - Former pupils recorded by sixth-formers
  • DESIblitz - Asian journalists trained to record memories of India’s Partition
  • Discover Your Roots - Somali heritage recorded by adults aged 18 to 25
  • Dudley Archives - Stourbridge workers recorded by professional archivists
  • Friends of Moseley Road Baths - Summary training for ‘Pool of Memories’ project
  • GAP Arts - child migrants’ memories recorded by young adults
  • Grand Memories - Memories of Wolverhampton Grand Theatre recorded by young people aged 10 to 18.
  • Groundwork - Silverdale Country Park heritage recorded by adult volunteers
  • Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner - Memories of mixed race relationships recorded by pupils of multiple heritage at Aldridge School
  • Home Away From Home - Memories of older Kashmiri women (Go-Woman Alliance) recorded by younger women
  • We Built This City - Irish labourers recorded by adult volunteers
  • Kineton and District Local History Society - Older residents recorded by Society members
  • London Canal Museum - Memories of canals and ice trade recorded by adult volunteers
  • Montgomery Cricket Club - Older club members recorded by adult and teenage club members and local primary school
  • New Forest Trust - New Forest commoners recorded by adult volunteers
  • Out of Africa - African footballers recorded by teenagers
  • Port Vale Tales - Memories of Port Vale Football Club recorded by teenagers
  • Project Somali - Memories of FGM recorded by younger women
  • Reach Out - Older people in Nigerian church and local community recorded by young church members
  • Rutherford Dance Co - ‘What Sexuality is Love?’ - Memories of being gay in 1970s recorded by students for ballet soundtrack
  • Ryton Organic Gardens - ‘Growing from Your Roots’ - Memories of immigrants along the Stratford Road in Birmingham recorded by adult volunteers
  • Sampad South Asian Arts - ‘My Route’ project - Recent immigrants’ memories of growing vegetables, recorded by garden staff and volunteers
  • Second Generation Stories - Memories of British Indians recorded by adult volunteers
  • Shrews Tales - Memories of Shrewsbury Football Club recorded by teenagers
  • Somaliland Soldiers - Memories recorded by adults and young people
  • Stillbirth Stories - Memories recorded by two producers for radio programme and website
  • Travellers Tales - Memories of gypsies and travellers recorded by adults
  • Voices of the Old Printworks - Memories of workers at Butcher’s Print Factory recorded by adult volunteers
  • We Have No Bananas Today - Food memories recorded by Year 5 pupils
  • Wolverhampton Central Youth Theatre - memories of dance halls recorded by young people in teens and twenties

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Audio editing and other services
  • Audio editing for radio programmes, websites, apps, CDs, museum installations and exhibitions
  • Transcriptions
  • Summaries
  • Contacts for authors and researchers
Talks and Lectures
Helen also gives talks to community groups and lectures for conferences and seminars – see Lectures.
For examples of Helen’s work, see
For free advice or to make
a booking, contact:
Training teenagers for Out of Africa project Montgomery Cricket Club youth oral history training
Training students for Rutherford Dance Company
Photo by Jas SansiiAdult training for Sampad South Asian Arts