Culture Night 2022: Immersive Oral History Experiance

We are delighted to share some of these photographs from our Culture Night 2022 event. We thought we would get a little more imaginative for Culture Night this year. Our Catching Stories team created an immersive oral history experience outside the old Grattan Street medical centre. We played a clip of Joe Scanlon recounting getting vaccinated in 1958 at the Grattan Street medical centre (click the link to hear the clip). People of all ages stopped by to be ‘transported’ back in time to hear Joe tell of his experience with ‘the branding iron’. It was great to see so much interest in our Catching Stories project and how strongly people reacted to the use of oral history in this way.

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