Discovering Medieval Chester

Earlier this year I went down to Kings College London to produce some audio recordings for ‘Discover Medieval Chester: Place, Heritage and Identity’, a project funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council under their Knowledge Transfer Fellowship Scheme celebrating Chester’s rich heritage and colourful history.

The scripts for the recordings were a collection of passages containing stories and information about different locations around the city, medieval poems and quotations, and profiles of local characters from that period. Members and collaborators of the project team recorded their sections over a couple of days which I then processed and sent across to the team to use as part of the tour materials on the project website.

If you visit the Discover Medieval Chester site you will be able to listen to the recordings in various places; for example, if you select ‘maps and tours’, explore the map and click on a red flag, you can select ‘learn more’ and you’ll see the option to access the audio and video content. There is also audio content in the ‘kids’ section of the website, as well as for each character page (‘learn more’ > ‘characters’).

It was a fun and efficient project, everyone involved was professional and delightful to work with and I even got to expand my knowledge of one of our fairest cities 🙂

Discover Medieval Chester map

Discover Medieval Chester map

About Emma Puente

A believer in having many strings to one’s bow, I am a freelance video producer, ESL tutor, and gardener based in the West Midlands and I am always looking for new projects and opportunities. I’ve yet to find one that combines all three of these things, so if you have something like that for me you might just make my day. ^_^ Contact: mail (at) emmapuente (dot) com
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