Projected Stories

Projected Stories: An Oral History of the projected image in Kingston

Digital Works are seeking 6 volunteers who would like to be trained to conduct oral histories. You will be trained and then asked to participate in interview sessions for the project.

Digital Works are also seeking people who would like to be interviewed about the history of cinema in Kingston. The trainees will interview the people that come forward to share their story of cinema alongside Digital Works.

The hope is as trained volunteers you will then go onto do other oral history projects with the Heritage Service in the future.

Volunteer requirements 

We are looking for people who worked in:

  • in cinema including projectionists, ushers, ice cream sellers, managers etc,
  • and also people who went to the cinema a lot particularly from the 1950s onwards.

Training requirements

The training will involve:

  • Talks from historians and with a reminiscent group of retired workers
  • Training in oral history practice including interview skills and audio recording skills
  • Interviewing people for the project supported by our staff.
  • Being part of the editorial team making a documentary film based on those interviews.

Traning dates

The dates for the volunteer oral history training are:

  • 16th, 17th, 18th May 10.30 - 3.30 at Kingston History Centre, Guildhall.

The dates for the participants to come and be interviewed by the volunteers are:

  • 23rd, 24th and 25th May 10.30-3.30 at Kingston History Centre, Guildhall

Kingston Cinema Volunteer Flyer

Kingston Cinema Interview Flyer