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Wednesday, 14th September 2022

Online digital folklore, stories and mapping programme commencing soon

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Digital Folklore, Stories and Mapping Programme from County Meath by Michael Fortune (folklore.ie)

Calling all artists, creatives, heritage experts, folklorists and community facilitators in County Meath!  Are you interested in folklore, oral history, local customs and traditions?

Starting at the end of September Meath Arts Office are teaming up with Michael Fortune from folklore.ie to deliver this once off online programme for the county.

Since the late 1990’s Michael has been using film and video to record and share folklore in communities through the length and breadth of Ireland and in recent years, he has been sharing his digital skills, know-how and expertise to fellow practitioners via online courses and programmes.

This new 8-week programme in Meath looks at the use of digital skills in the recording, sharing and research of folkloric topics and stories, digital map making, field/placename recording, and the accessing and animating of digital archival material in the local library.

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The course is supported by Meath Arts Office and is being provided FREE to participants. It will be delivered via ZOOM with a max class size of 15 people.

Each session is two hours in duration and each week, the group will be taught everyday mobile and digital technology and given hands-on tasks and applying these in practice. The produced content will be reviewed by Michael in a group peer setting.

This hands-on approach will allow participants will get a chance to produce digital work using newly developed skills in the supportive and creative setting.

The 8-week course commences on Thursday, September 29th from 10.00am to 12 noon. For further information or to register please email Michael at folklore.ie@gmail.com by 5.00pm on September 21st with a short paragraph detailing why you would like to take part.

Please note due to anticipated demand it may not be possible to accommodate all applicants. A ZOOM link will be sent to each participant on September 26th.

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