We are excited to be working closely with Home Slough and WINGIN IT team on the storytelling project CAMPFIRES, as part of our Once Upon A Time In Slough programme.

Created and designed by our Community Programming Board (CPB), CAMPFIRES brings together five community groups with storytellers to create fascinating fables to be told around the campfire.

These co-created stories will be shared between the groups and then in a public performance in March 2022.

The storytellers have been paired with community groups from within Slough to discover untold and untaught stories. Through a series of three workshops, led by the storyteller, community members will explore techniques and ways of storytelling, thinking creatively about their community and its place within Slough.

Within this collaboration, the storytellers will develop their own story, inspired by the workshops and the stories they have heard. The storytellers will then perform their stories to the community groups, in their own celebratory sharing, so that they experience the joy of storytelling and the power of their stories ahead of the public performance in March.

For more information on the project please visit Launching CAMPFIRES, our storytelling project – Home Slough

The Chalvey Community Partnership (CCP) launched in February 2020, and it includes a group of community representatives who are dedicating their free time and expertise for the betterment of Chalvey. The aims and objectives of the group are to work in the interest of the community of Chalvey, focusing on key issues ranging from health and wellbeing, to housing and regeneration and community safety.

Winging It is a collective of five people – Jivan, Jude, Liz, Piers and Vishal that began in the noughties. They started as part of the West Wing Rep Company, where they developed a love of creating stories, and improvisation as well as having fun! Winging It have run weekly drop-in improv sessions as part of the Open Doors project in Central Slough, supported Slough Museums 202020 project by showcasing personal stories of Slough workers from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, devised and performed stories in verse in an online Christmas Variety Show, as well as being regular members at Slough poetry night Innerverse.