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#My Birmingham Story

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My Birmingham Story

Birmingham is a city filled with extraordinary people, and extraordinary stories.

At the National Literacy Trust, we believe that stories connect us. That’s why we are re-launching the #MyBirminghamStory campaign.

We want to hear the stories that connect you to Birmingham; whether as a born and bred Brummie, newcomer to the city, or far-off admirer.

You can submit stories to us in written format, or as short videos. All stories will be profiled on our website and social media – and form part of a city-wide human-library, celebrating our home, check it out below. On this page, you’ll see some handy resources, from how to structure your story to transforming it into an engaging short film.

Send your stories to birmingham@literacytrust.org.uk before Friday 22 March 2024, or upload it to social media and tag us on Instagram, Facebook or X.

A note on large files
Often video files are too big to send over email directly, so first you will need to upload it to WeTransfer (it’s free), to do this:

  1. Click the link above
  2. Drag your video over to the we transfer site
  3. Type your email and then ours: birmingham@literacytrust.org.uk
  4. Click Transfer

If you are sending us a film of yourself or those under your care please fill in the appropriate media consent form and email it to us along with your footage.

📢 Calling all teachers, lecturers, and youth workers of Birmingham! 👩‍🏫✨

Discover how to teach film and editing skills to the young people you engage with by watching our free CPD course hosted by Dr. Alaina Schempp, a Film lecturer at the University of Birmingham. Plus, gain insights and resources for our #MyBirminghamStory campaign.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/Cdn_pcwpA1M