Visual Methods training
Real Time has been working with partners from Spain, Poland and Italy on a European funded Erasmus project to develop new ways of using visual methods to engage with migrants and asylum seekers.
Real Time designed and led visual methods training for 18 delegates. The training looked at how storytelling techniques can be used to engage with people who are newly arrived in the country or who face language barriers. It focused on how visual methods and storytelling techniques can be used to build a sense of belonging and personal connections with the wider community. The delegates worked practically alongside local groups of young people from Reading College, people with learning disabilities from the Zap project at the Rising Sun Arts Centre and people with mental health issues from Real Time’s Open Mind project. They also visited Reading Football Club's youth project and worked with Nature Nurture to find out more about how organisations use storytelling in different applications to engage with the community.