Stories

Little Stories Of Illegal Love And Survival In Jamaica

Anastasia Kyriacou | Posted 19.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Anastasia Kyriacou

Sometimes it is the stories you hear of people who you know the least about, who you are furthest connected to, that touch you the most deeply; suffering or tragedy of another that makes you pause momentarily- and alters your sense of perspective thereon. This handful of little stories shared by LGBT+ Jamaicans exposes their struggle to live, love and be treated equally in a homophobic homeland, and sheds light on the key to survival that strings them together.

Seeing The Election Like A Book: How Asperger Syndrome Gives Me A Different View Of The General Election

Lydia Suffield | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Lydia Suffield

As a kid with AS, who suffered from limited empathy and theory of mind as a result, stories were always how I understood the world. I learnt empathy through fictional characters, through taking dilemmas I found in stories and applying them to my real life. (This created some problems when I went through the customary Enid Blyton phase. Most people don't describe things as "spiffing.")

Stories Of Sadness Are Liberating

Michael Rosen | Posted 14.04.2017 | UK Entertainment
Michael Rosen

I've been involved in several books that deal with sadness, one is even called 'The Sad Book'. It dealt with my feelings about my son's death. There is no happy ending. He doesn't come back to life. My first reason for writing it was because I wanted to sort out how I felt. The second was that children were asking me how I felt and I owed it to them to answer them straight. A third reason has emerged as people have started to read the book to each other: it gives people a chance to say what kind of feelings they have, how they've responded to loss or how they are handling feelings of sadness.

Storytelling: The Art Form

Lily Cole | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Lily Cole

In the turbulence of our current social and political climate, stories are as important as ever. They offer gateways, mirrors and alternative possibilities, insights to ourselves and others, pathways and tools to reimagine our lives and realities.

Building Empathy One App At A Time

Raul Gutierrez | Posted 20.03.2017 | UK Parents
Raul Gutierrez

As a contentious U.S. election took over the news worldwide in 2016, teachers told us they wanted an app that more directly helped them prompt conversations about empathy with kids. Angry political speech that was dividing the country was trickling down into classrooms

An Opportunity To Share Diverse Stories - International Women's Day

Jenny Garrett | Posted 06.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Jenny Garrett

all women everywhere As a black straight woman, from a working class background in Britain, my story may be very different to that of another woman who has not had to experience the same forms of discrimination. All stories are valid, illuminate our experience and highlight the diversity within diversity.

Young People In Care Need To Have Their Stories Heard

Jenny Molloy | Posted 24.01.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Jenny Molloy

I was always writing when I was growing up in care. Not just creative writing, but also writing lots of letters to my social workers and to charities about my situation and what should be happening. I believe that all children in care want to write their story. It gives back some form of control, as when you're in care everything is written about you in your social services file which you don't always see. This builds a drive within to get our stories heard.

Musicians: Stop Spewing The Same Stories

Sophie Deal | Posted 20.10.2016 | UK Entertainment
Sophie Deal

There are only seven types of story in the world. And thanks to the books we read, and the films and TV shows we watch, we've experienced them all hundreds of times...

Tree Stories - The Living Library in Our Landscape

Matt Daw | Posted 04.07.2016 | UK
Matt Daw

Trees are living books. Their life story is recorded in their rings, their shapes, and the marks they bear of events past. Ancient trees are often called 'living monuments', but whereas monuments are unchanging reminders of a person or event, trees bear testimony that life endures, come what may.

Rockets and Humour: Three Amusing Anecdotes

Thomas Moorton | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Tech
Thomas Moorton

"A good rule for rocket experimenters to follow is this: always assume it will explode." - Letter to the Editors of Astronautics, 1937 I'm sure tha...

Why Stories are More Important Than Books

Holly Seddon | Posted 02.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Holly Seddon

Growing up, my Dad didn't read to me at bedtime. Instead, he did something far better. He used to make up stories. Freestyle. Freestyle! And I took this completely for granted.

What's Your Story?

Sarah Kwong | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Sarah Kwong

One post I saw recently was about a man who went from having only $1 for dinner some nights to owning and running his own shop. He said that even though it closed three years later, he saw it as a success, because he saved up and did it all himself. He added that most of his friends were in jail.

A Defence for our Television Addiction

Ben Greenhalgh | Posted 01.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ben Greenhalgh

The door creaks open and you emerge, still grasping the duvet that you have failed to part from for days. It's stained, ridden with crumbs and stinks like stale beer. With your square eyed comrades following cautiously behind you, your eyes strain to adjust to the new world.

The Storytelling Manifesto

James Whittaker | Posted 10.05.2015 | UK
James Whittaker

What if every teacher in every classroom on this planet had the oratory power of our greatest storytellers? The school day would be anticipated instead of dreaded. Society would change.

Our Stories

Catherine Davies | Posted 05.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Davies

If we tell ourselves a self-limiting story might we accidentally limit our possibilities? Could we change our lives for the better simply by changing the stories we tell ourselves? I love this idea.

Modern Dating Disaster Stories

Bytestories | Posted 23.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Bytestories

One balmy evening, following a jaunt to the cinema, our noble hero generously, though with intent, made offer of escorting her to her home by means of car. She gladly accepted, and the game was afoot!

ON ... UPPER CASE - Rest in Peace

Martin Treanor | Posted 17.04.2015 | UK Comedy
Martin Treanor

Words became no more than practicalities, an idle invariance when the unbearable stresses of pressing the 'SHIFT' button, or scribbling a capital became too much to shoulder for those with another thing on their mind, such as texting, or reality television, maybe both.

Return on Storytelling - How the Dynamics of PR Have Changed

Alastair Turner | Posted 08.04.2015 | UK
Alastair Turner

By telling great stories, integrating content, media and search and using them in equal measure wise PR people can help companies properly engage with their target audience. In their hands communications can deliver measurable business outcomes. In their hands communications is a corporate differentiator.

"This Is Your Captain Speaking"

Bytestories | Posted 28.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Bytestories

The flight into Sydney will be very turbulent, resulting in a motion sick husband and baby, who will throw up all over you 3 times during descent whilst you're stuck in your chair and the flight attendants are bound to theirs so no one can assist you.

Travelling Somewhere? Don't Get 'Surat Thanied!'

Dan Hughes | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Dan Hughes

Surat Thani is a beautiful province in Southern Thailand filled with wonder, but there's one thing which has tarnished its name in recent years - and that's some the travel agencies. If Surat Thani was a verb (i.e. that man really 'Surat Thanied' me) it would simply be defined as 'to get one over on a tourist, and ruin a good portion of their trip for financial gain.'

The Stories We Live By

Joel Tennant | Posted 11.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Joel Tennant

My sessions of talk therapy back at university helped my story telling. Every week, I'd walk through one of the colleges, past the restaurant where students were sitting and laughing with each other, past the duck pond where the college cat was watching hungrily from behind the bushes, to a door tucked away behind a wall -- Counselling.

When a Teacher Opens Worlds

Noam Schimmel | Posted 15.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Noam Schimmel

Because of her and her stories as that boy grew up and was able to visit the lands of these myths, to study these stories, to try to live out some of the lessons learned, he, I, remains rapt with attention, enchanted, and grateful beyond words.

What Did the World Cup Do for Data Visualization?

Andy Cotgreave | Posted 15.09.2014 | UK Tech
Andy Cotgreave

Some stories are best told with visualisation... They aren't flashy; they are simple and designed to convey key information quickly... The amount of data being generated by the World Cup lets us explore anything.

I Want to Tell You a Story...

Peter Moreton | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Peter Moreton

Can you tell a good story? Google images search 'storytelling' and you are flooded with images of generations that went long before us, sitting close together round a fire using talent and artistic license to pass on tales from their parents and grandparents.

An Ode to Children's Books

Sara Sheridan | Posted 16.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sara Sheridan

In reading to my daughter when she was younger it became apparent that modern children's writing differs from the classics of my own childhood. Heidi and the Secret Garden might propel me back to the comforts of childhood, but for her fiction from the pre-TV era grated because the prose felt too descriptive.