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

I am a freelance artist mainly working with digital video, regularly managing video productions for both organisations and individuals and specialising in the documentation of arts events, exhibitions and performances and interviews, as well as creating my own films. In my own work, I like to examine the poetry in the commonplace, the beauty that goes unnoticed, and the ‘what if?’ I work with a variety of technologies ranging from high definition broadcast suites to low-cost mobile devices. Clients and employers have included British Library Labs, PQA, NCS The Challenge, Kings College London, Thinktank Science Museum and AL Control Laboratories. I am an independent Arts Award Advisor (trained to Gold level) and have worked with numerous community arts organisations in the UK, sharing my skills with young people interested in media production and the creative industries. I have produced and delivered hundreds of video projects, technology-based workshops and public art events. I also offer services such as media conversion, image editing and occasionally design/illustration work. I have my own equipment and car, and can multi-task like a fiend. Contact: mail (at) emmapuente (dot) com Vimeo Facebook LinkedIn
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