British Library: Listening Sessions at Millman Street

Millman Street Centre’s clients have been sharing stories and memories evoked by recordings from the British Library Sound Archive.  As part of the British Library’s Access and Outreach programme, listening sessions have been taking place at the Millman Street Centre, enabling participants to listen together to a variety of sound recordings over a cup of tea.

The group have heard the voices of Florence Nightingale, pilot Amy Johnson, and Queen Elizabeth II when she was still a princess.  Oral history recordings of everyday people talking about their childhood experiences led participants to share memories such as sheltering during the blitz, favourite childhood games, and first encounters with television.

Recordings of fondly remembered songs have inspired lots of singing!


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