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The Aurus Project: Using Applied Storytelling with Marginalised Groups

Helen Mill and Shona Cowie, Village Storytelling Centre

Online Event

Friday 8 July 2022, 2:00pm


Join us for a practical exploration of The Aurus Project – Digging For Gold, a toolkit of applied storytelling approaches which may be used to support people who are experiencing or at risk of social exclusion. You will be led through some of the exercises, gaining an insight into how they can be used, adapted and developed when working with a range of groups in your own context.

Please note that this workshop will also be held in person at 3.45pm on Friday 8th July. Please ensure you book your tickets for the correct session as places are very limited.

Duration: 75 minutes

Access: Live Auto-Captioning

Part of the Aurus Project Launch. For almost two years a team from Scotland, England, Greece, Hungary, and the Netherlands worked on the Aurus project, focusing on how to use storytelling in working with people and groups in vulnerable circumstances, including the most marginalised and isolated. Europe faces growing numbers of people at risk of and experiencing social exclusion. Mank think that their story doesn’t matter, that they don’t matter. The partners in this project believe everyone’s story matters and that working with applied storytelling can help people realise their strengths and know how to use them.


  • The Village Storytelling Centre (Glasgow, Scotland)
  • Képes Alapítvány (Budapest, Hungary)
  • Vrije Universiteit (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • DW-RS Producties (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
  • Settle Stories (Settle, England)
  • Mythos (Korrisia, Greece)

Co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union

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