As part of 2019’s debut Moon Festival, a team of young community researchers were trained in story collecting and hit the streets of Woolwich, Greenwich and Charlton to record memories and tales
about the moon from people of diverse ages, backgrounds and experiences. Their mission was to capture what our earth’s lunar satellite means to people who live and work across the Royal
Borough of Greenwich.
The Lunation exhibition was a celebration of twelve of these stories. Transcripts of the stories captured by our team of researchers were reinterpreted by author Nii Ayikwei Parkes and turned into the tales
you will read in this resource. We now invite you to write your own moon story.
What does the moon mean to you? How does it make you feel?
What memories do you associate with the moon?
Does the moon mean something more to a person you know? A friend or a family member?
Make notes to start your story by asking yourself or someone you know the questions above. Use this as inspiration to write a 300 word tale about your own unique moon experience. Be descriptive and try to capture the essence of the moon in the language you use. These stories you see in this booklet have been brought to life by photographer Sara Hannant and creative agency Nii Ayikwei Parkes Associates, and curated by Jen Kavanagh.