The “Memory Man”, Rob Mitchell is going on tour. He is a great oral historian using his memory box to trigger memories for senior citizens. Everyone should get a copy of his excellent book. There’s a link to his website in the article which you can read here.
Rob Mitchell has made hundreds of recordings for families as part of a large scale oral history project. The experiences provided a trigger for the Sydney-based man to develop his Memory Man show, which is aimed at seniors and combines pantomime and storytelling. Using a ‘box of tricks’ including memorabilia such as ‘Bex’ headache powders and ‘sand soap’, Mitchell uses the props to interact with his audience and trigger memories. For full story click here.