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Volunteer at oral history project

Opportunity to take part in project to record history of Brentford FC

9 December 2019

Brentford FC and Brentford FC Community Sports Trust has teamed up with educational charity Digital Works to develop an oral history project. We are looking for 16 volunteers to get involved in this exciting new project that will record and preserve the history of fans, players and staff of Brentford FC. If you want to interview the likes of Brentford legends Peter Gilham and Kevin O’Connor then this is the project for you.

All volunteers will receive training and support to conduct oral history interviews. You will be working with local archives in Chiswick as well as accessing the archives of the football club.

Benefits of becoming a volunteer:

  • Tour of Griffin Park
  • Talk and workshop from a historian
  • In-depth training from digital:works in oral history interview techniques and using audio equipment
  • Research workshops at local archives
  • Learn to write interview summaries
  • Support conducting oral history interviews
  • The opportunity to interview some of Brentford’s most well-known people

These recordings will be used to develop an oral history-based documentary that will be shared online, on TV, and at community history groups across the UK.

Your commitment:

You will need to be able to take part in all three training days plus a research visit to Chiswick Library Archives.

Training days are Monday 3 February, Monday 10 February and Thursday 13 February from 10am to 4pm at Griffin Park Learning Zone, Brentford.

There will be an additional research visit to Chiswick Library Archives – date and time to be confirmed.

You will conduct at least one day as part of an interview team. These will mainly take place in the Brentford area throughout March 2020. There will be a big launch event for the film and interviews later in 2020.

Some volunteer expenses will be covered.

Places are limited so please contact us asap to find out more and book your place. To sign up to become a volunteer please contact Matthew Rosenberg at mat@digital-works.co.uk or on 07949 107 023.


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