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How to share your activity

We'd love to see all your activities - poems, pictures, recipes, stories, street and family histories, reflections on monuments and your ideas for positive change-making. We'll be uploading your creative work on our website and via the Bridging Histories social media channels, so that other people can see what you're doing and get inspired. Here are just a few ideas of what to make and ways to share.

Writing & video guide

If you're more of a visual creator, why not make a video of yourself reading your poem or telling us about your street? If you're joining as a classroom, a street or a youth group, maybe you'd like to run a workshop, film it and do something totally unique?

Writing

If you like to write then why not send a story, a poem, a factual timeline about your street, a monument detective log or your very own changemaker manifesto. It can be as short or as long as you want - it's up to you.

Videos

We'd love to see videos. Why not film yourself reading your poem, or talk us through your recipe and story?

Here are a few tips to help you take the best quality film footage:

  • Record in landscape - to make sure all the videos will work well together, Please film with your phone on its side so it saves as landscape view.
  • Audio - if you're filming outside, avoid filming on windy days. If there are any unexpected noises, like planes, cars passing or building work, start again.
  • Length - If sharing a video on Facebook, the video has to be less than 2 minutes. You can share a longer video on YouTube. But keeping it short makes it more likely people will watch the whole thing.
  • Video Structure - your video should have a short intro, then show the activity or findings and end with a conclusion. Aim for a beginning, middle and end as this will help give it a structure.
  • You - most importantly, we need to see you! No matter how interesting your project is, if we don't see the person who made it, it won't be the same. So please film yourself as well as your activity.

Whatever you do, enjoy it, and don't be shy! We want to see what you have been doing to learn more about our history and what brings us together.

Email & Website

We want you to send us what you make. We will add your entries to our website and social media channels, to make a living library of all the creative things people do as part of Bridging Histories.

Email us what you've created

activities@bridginghistories.com

Please let us know you are:

  • OK to share your entry on our website
  • OK to share your entry on our Bridging Histories social media channels
  • OK to share your name or would you rather be anonymous
  • OK for us to feature your location - don't worry we won't say where you live, just an idea of which part of Bristol you are exploring.

Twitter

Write your poem or recipe into Twitter or upload a photo of your activity. You could share a micro-poem - just a few lines beginning 'I am from'. Maybe you can write your poem a few lines at a time on Twitter, and put it all together later on. Or you could take a picture of a dish and share the recipe and story using a photograph.

Be sure to tag us:

@HistoryBridging

#BridgingHistories

And tell us where you're sharing from! For instance, #Bristol #BS34 or #London #E17

Maybe you're writing from Bristol, but you've shared a memory from your childhood in Birmingham. Then tag both places if you'd like, so you're showing the bridge from one place to another.

Facebook and Instagram

Sharing on Instagram or Facebook is a great way to get your friends involved. Just remember that we'll only see your posts if you make them public.

So you might want to share on Instagram or Facebook, but also send us your entry to email so we can add it to our socials and website.

Snail mail

If you'd like to share by post, just write to:

Bridging Histories, The Mayor's Office, Bristol City Council, City Hall, BS1 5TR, United Kingdom

Please let us know you are:

  • OK to share your entry on our website
  • OK to share your entry on our Bridging Histories social media channels
  • OK to share your name or would you rather be anonymous
  • OK for us to feature your location - don't worry we won't say where you live, just an idea of which part of Bristol you are exploring.
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