Thursday, January 28, 2010

Workshops on Folklore, Oral History, and Festivals

We are running out our lineup of workshops for the next month, which includes workshops for those of you planning oral history and folklore collection projects, a workshop on folklife and festivals, and one on interviewing techniques. We've got workshops in St. John's, Cupids, Port Union, Gander and Marystown.

The first workshop coming up is in St. John's, on project planning:

Title: How to Plan an Oral History or Folklore Project (St. John’s).
Description: The workshop will take participants through the process of planning a project, from establishing goals, doing preliminary research, addressing issues around ethics and consent, choosing personnel, documentation methods, processing collected materials, equipment, and budgets. This workshop will be beneficial to people who are contemplating folklore and oral history projects of all sorts, ranging from short-term projects involving a single researcher to complex, long-term projects involving many researchers.
Instructor: Dale Jarvis, ICH Development Officer
Tuition: $25
Date: Wed, February 3rd. 1pm – 4pm
Location: The Lantern, Barnes Road, St. John’s.

Following quickly on the heels of that workshop is one on Festivals, in Cupids

Title: Festivals & Folklife: Project Planning for Cultural Festivals
Description: This workshop is designed for groups planning cultural festivals, or for organizers of existing festivals who wish to incorporate some aspect of intangible cultural heritage into their events. It will addresses key issues in how to plan for a successful festival, how to engage tradition bearers, and how to showcase local culture, heritage and traditional knowledge.
Instructors: Dale Jarvis, ICH Development Officer; and Ryan Davis, 2009 Mummers Festival
Tuition: $20 (includes lunch and materials)
Date: Saturday, February 6th, 2010, 9:00am – 3:00 pm
Location: Prince of Wales Loyal Orange Lodge, Cupids

For a full list of workshops, visit our webpage at:

To register, call Dale Jarvis at 1-888-739-1892 ext 2 or email

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