Julia Letts

Telephone: 01905 453023

Email: julia@lettstalk.net

Roles within the OHS:
  • Regional Network Representative for West Midlands
  • OHS Accredited Trainer
  • Member of ‘Oral History in Schools’ Group
Current professional role:
  • Freelance oral history producer and trainer, experienced project manager and audio editor. I run my own company  www.lettstalk.net which focuses on engaging with people through memory, reminiscence and audio recording.
  • OHS Accredited Trainer
Previous Projects:

I previously worked as a BBC reporter/producer and was a producer on the ‘Century Speaks’, a collaboration between BBC and British Library in 2000. Other oral history projects include The Worker’s Story – Worcester Porcelain Museum, Multistory’s Black Country Stories – diverse voices of the Black Country,  Women from the Vale – market gardening in the Vale of Evesham, Project Pigeon – stories of pigeon fanciers in Birmingham, Harvesting the Past – rural stories from west Worcestershire, and St Richard’s Hospice – 30 Years of memories. CD and DVD production work includes ‘Croome Voices’ – a double CD on National Trust’s Croome Court, ‘We did our bit’ – film of WW2 veterans made with Splash TV, Bromsgrove People and Places –Townscape Heritage project  and A People’s History of Arnos Vale Cemetery, Bristol.

Expertise:

15 years experience working in the field of oral history – I have personally recorded more than 600 interviews. Worked in more than 20 schools (first, primary and secondary) in Worcestershire, Wolverhampton and the Black Country, using oral history in art, drama, mime, radio production, displays and online. Particular expertise in training, audio editing, managing projects, school workshops, life story gathering for those living with dementia and reminiscence.

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