Exploring Yeovil’s heritage and social history through the voice of local communities.
What is Story of Yeovil?
Story of Yeovil is a community arts and heritage project for Yeovil residents and visitors from further afield. There is a programme of events, talks, educational resources, publications, displays and workshops taking place over 18 months until March 2024.
The project explores Yeovil’s heritage and social history through the voice of local communities. We will gather stories from diverse perspectives through a series of creative activities and share them through three main themes: View of Yeovil, Sound of Yeovil and Taste of Yeovil.
What is happening in the project?
– Community Heritage Forums [March 23]
– Photographic Project [Feb – May 23]
– Creative Writing workshops ‘A day of Yeovil Town Centre’ [April/May 23]
– Audio recording workshop / podcast programme [April/May 23]
– Community Recipe Book workshops [Feb – June 23]
– Young Ambassadors Programme (aged 13-17)
– Community Curatorial Group
– Multi-site Exhibitions & Events, alongside Online Exhibitions / Educational Resources / Publication / Audio Visual Map
View of Yeovil [May – July 23] Sound of Yeovil [Sept – Nov 23] Taste of Yeovil [Dec 23 – Feb 24]
What the project can do?
– Amplify the diverse voices in the town’s heritage and history through creativity and storytelling.
– Increase a sense of pride for the town by bringing people together to make positive use of the past through learning and sharing.
– Work together to support cultural regeneration of the town.
Who is behind the Story of Yeovil?
Yeovil Art & Heritage Working Group: Yeovil Town Council / South Somerset Heritage Collection, SSDC / Yeovil Refresh, SSDC / Yeovil’s Virtual Museum / Yeovil Press / EPS Yeovil / Yeovil Art Space / South West Heritage Trust (Advisor)
Partnership with: Regional History Centre, University of the West of England / Love Yeovil / Yeovil College / Yeovil Library & more…
Funded by National Heritage Lottery Fund
Find out more and get involved?
If you would like to find out how to get involved and learn more about the project, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Join the Community Curatorial Group for Story of Yeovil
We are looking for a group of individuals to work with the Yeovil Art Space team and the South Somerset Heritage Collection (SSHC) to produce a series of heritage displays as part of the Story of Yeovil Public Programme responding to three…READ MORE
Join Story of Yeovil Community Heritage Forums
In March, as part of the Story of Yeovil project, we would like to invite you as members of the community to share your stories about Yeovil. We would like to gather these stories about Yeovil from different parts of the community…READ MORE
Share your view! Photography Open Call – View of Yeovil
Take a photo of your View of Yeovil for the Story of Yeovil project and be in with a chance of having your photo selected for the View of Yeovil exhibitions in May. Yeovil Art Space is looking for modern photographs, creative,…READ MORE
A Day in Yeovil – Creative Writing Workshop
DATE: Saturday 25 Mar & Saturday 22 AprilTIME: 1:30pm – 3:30pmVenue: Yeovil Library ‘A Day in Yeovil’ is a creative writing project as part of Story of Yeovil. We would like to invite people from different generations to attend, from age of 10 to 100! Bring your family…READ MORE
Story of Yeovil Launch Event (20 Jan, 2023)
Reported by Izzie Jobbin & Jess Egan. Image by Carolyn Lefley On Friday 20 January we held a public forum to mark the launch of the Story of Yeovil with more than 70 members of the public and invited guests attending. It…READ MORE
Join Story of Yeovil public forum on Friday 20 January 2023
What’s your story? What matters to you about Yeovil’s history and heritage? What is your story in Yeovil? Join us to launch the Story of Yeovil at a public forum event on Friday 20 January, 3-5pm at the Johnson Suite, Octagon Theatre…READ MORE
Successful funding from Heritage Fund for ‘Story of Yeovil’.
We are very excited to announce that Yeovil Art Space is to be awarded £96,403 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund to carry out a new community arts and heritage project on behalf of the Yeovil Art and Heritage Working Group. The…READ MORE