Tell life story at former shop

NILALC100907C2 - Burton menswear Ilkeston
NILALC100907C2 - Burton menswear Ilkeston

As the series of exhibitions and art projects at a former Bath Street clothes shop continues, next week gives you the chance to tell tales from your life to a professional life story writer.

Chrissie Hall, who will be at Burtons Menswear in the Albion Centre on Thursday August 16, helps ordinary people to write the stories of their lives.

She explained that people often have extraordinary tales to tell and she hopes Ilkeston folk will come along to the session, have a chat and create a life story they can pass down the generations.

“I want to find out what like was like working at Stanton or at Charnos, or at an old butchers shop in Bath Street,” she said.

“They can be inspirational stories for their chidlren about what life was like for them.”

The stories she creates will go on display at the former menswear store after two more life writing sessions on Thursday Agust 23 and 30.

Visit or call Chrissie on 01332 881795 to book your place.