Join the OU’s multimedia story-making walk in Manchester

Reflecting on the past

By Heather Scott. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

The Open University’s fifth workshop on digital story-making skills takes place at Manchester’s Cornerhouse, an international centre for the visual arts and independent film, on Friday 3 May from 11 am to 2 pm.  

From pitching ideas in the office to posting holiday snaps to our favourite social places, we use stories in every area of our lives.

This series of workshops hosted by The Open University in a number of cities across the UK, is a chance to sharpen your story-making skills for home, for fun or for professional use.

Participants will be using today’s tools and platforms for documenting and sharing, connecting and curating.

Bring your mobile (smartphone) or tablet and join us on a story-making walk where you will get the chance to make and share a story of your own. The workshop will show you how to:

·         Use a range of story-making tools and apps

·         Take better photos with your mobile device

·         Record and share audio

·         Capture and share video

·         Geotag your location

·         Integrate all the elements into your story

·         Use tags to make your story visible

·         Curate and share your content online

The workshops are led by Christian Payne, aka Documentally, a mobile media maker specialising in social technology and connected platforms. Read more at

Assisting will be Jane Matthews, formerly Head of Stakeholder Engagement at the OU.

There is a limited number of places on each workshop, which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. 

Follow this link for more information about the workshop, and to book a place.