Hello everyone,

Recently there has been a great deal of conversation about storytelling within the Wikimedia movement. This is a message that's coming clearly over from the Wikimedia Foundation and is also being picked up by the Wikimedia UK board.

We have a good opportunity to capture some compelling stories at the Science Museum Late event on 26 November. With the variety of events taking place being delivered by WMUK volunteers and staff, as well as a significant audience, there are many ways we can create video and photographic resources for us to use in future communications.

In order to make the most of this chance it will require some planning and some thought as to what we would like to record and what we plan to use these materials for.

I envisage us gathering lots of footage that we can use for different materials. Firstly, a collection of views on Wikipedia could be recorded with event attendees. These would act as a supplement to the survey that will be conducted during the event.

Other footage would be of some of the sessions themselves, and interviews with some of the staff and volunteers, as well as colleagues form the Science Museum.

Does anyone have any other particular thoughts?

In order to complete these tasks, we will need some volunteers. We'd all love for you to be involved so drop me a note if you're interested!


Stevie Benton
Head of External Relations
Wikimedia UK
+44 (0) 20 7065 0993 / +44 (0) 7803 505 173

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