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Community Campfires Story Project!

Monday 23- Friday 27 May 2022, Lochgelly Centre

Folk of Lochgelly, we need you!

Join us for a week of story creation, gathering the stories of people and place that make Lochgelly such a special corner of Fife. We’ll have free workshops with a podcaster, digital storyteller, film maker as well as cracking authors who are dying to help you capture whatever stories you’d like to share. There will be a fun campfire celebration on the Friday night to mark the last day of our week of stories where we’ll share some of the work gathered throughout the workshops.

This project is part of the Year of Scotland’s Stories (YOSS), supported by Creative Scotland and run by Scottish Book Trust – you can find out more about the project on their website here. Fife is one of only 4 local authorities to receive funding to hold these story weeks, so we want to make the most of it and gather as many stories as we can. Community Campfires and YOSS are all about celebrating stories inspired by or set in Scotland or written by Scottish people.

Don’t let your stories of your schooldays with the infamous Lochgelly Tawse or summer days at the Meedies or fun-filled gala days or nights at the dancing with your pals and your latest click or your family’s mining stories or the legendary Lochgelly Store go unrecorded. We want to hear them all and they all deserve to be told.

No need to be a creative writer – we’ve got all the expert help on hand you could want with our group of creative folk and also storyteller Luke Winter and his bright blue story wagon!

Keep an eye on our Fife Libraries Facebook page to keep up to date with the project and please do spread the word about the project amongst your Lochgelly/Lochore friends and family. The more stories, the merrier!

we’ve got lots of great workshops going on across the week and we’ll have the blue story wagon and Luke Winter around all week, too, so don’t be shy – come share your stories with us. Maybe you remember taking the Store exam at school or had a run-in or two with the Lochgelly tawse or you have memories from the Happylands or the dancing at Lochore, Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath dance halls. Or maybe you met the love of your life at the Cinema de Luxe!

All your stories are worth hearing and we can’t wait to meet you all and have a blether!

Drop christine.cook@onfife.com an email if you would like to attend a workshop – or just speak to our lovely staff at Lochgelly library.