Telling Stories about Learning Difficulties

Telling Stories about Learning Difficulties brings together a historian (Josie McLellan) and an English scholar (John McTague) with a charity for and co-run by people with a learning disability (OpenStoryTellers) to explore questions of capacity and consent through the fascinating story of Fanny Fust, a wealthy heiress born in the 18th century.

You can read and listen to an interview with OpenStoryTellers on the BBC News Website. OpenStoryTellers have also made a lovely 20 minute film which you can see below, illustrating the journey of researching, documenting and dramatising the story of Fanny Fust. 

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Projects at Brigstow

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