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Sharon was interviewed by Chris Owen from The News about the project and how it has impacted people across the area: http://m.portsmouth.co.uk/community/they-really-couldn-t-believe-there-was-a-time-before-tower-blocks-1-4057314

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We are delighted to announce that the next event in our calendar is now available for booking! A Ghost of Our Past is a specially written interactive performance, devised by students from the University of Portsmouth’s Creative & Performing Arts course. It draws upon real stories as told by the people of Somerstown, but from the […]

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Some of you might be wondering how the Somerstown Stories project really got started…and why? Sharon, the project leader was recently interviewed by Steve Glennon from Angel Radio, and she explained some of the background to how the story began… Angel Radio interview Jan 2012 (mp3)

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The first drop-in exhibition/workshop event took place on Tuesday last week at the Omega Centre. We didn’t have high numbers, but those who did come along  had some interesting stories to tell about their own experiences of Somerstown. Sharon was able to interview someone during the event, and have arranged interviews with others to document their […]

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The plot thickens as Carrie, Edward and Ben discover a hidden box and overhear a conversation about maps and plans! Read more about what happened next in Chapter 2 here: Chapter 2 – The Mysterious Map  

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The first chapter of the Somerstown Detectives story is here! The story has been specially written for the project and is being developed with the children. Sharon is coming in once a fortnight to tell the next part of the story, and inviting the children to suggest what they think will happen next? Those ideas […]

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New beginnings?

When you start a project or a piece of work, there’s a sense that its something new…something fresh, different, exciting! Like starting a new notebook or diary and looking at all those empty pages waiting to be filled. Or a bit like when September comes around and you find a strange desire to buy new […]

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