We are all storytellers in one way or another, be it in the sharing of tales of our exploits to a laughing audience of friends in the pub, a wedding speech, the recounting of our weekend to workmates, or in posting of statuses on social media. Our lives are rich with tales of interesting, amusing, delightful and sometimes, tragic events and this project is the place to bring them all together. We want all your stories - from the anecdotes to the epics, but we also want the stories entrusted to you by those who have no voice. During Campfire weekend we gathered to hear tales of heroics and daring from the likes of the Home Grown Activists who, in turn, told of appalling suffering of victims of war - their stories a precious cargo carried across the sea in the hearts of those who cared enough to listen. We also heard wistful songs of long-ago adventures. Come, sit awhile, for we are listening.
1 Sep 2016 at 01:53 by Kimm Fearnley
Rachel Miller is the woman who inspired Campfire Convention's very own firestarter, Caroline Kerr, to set up Bras Not Bombs in response to an appeal for underwear for woman and children victims kidnapped and raped by ISIS fighters. Here the Daily Mirror highlighted the terrible suffering of children as young as seven and the woman who risked everything to help them.
3 Oct. 2016 by Kimm Fearnley
Some of you know I am in the process of writing a book. During this process I regularly deviate to write short prose, essays and poetry and squirrel it away for use now or later, on this or in future projects, or simply because I like to write. I take my inspiration from my surroundings, from watching and meeting people and love to create characters for use now or to develop later. . . I share this with you. . . X