Friday 14 May 2021, 2.00pm - 3.30pm

SOLD OUT: Data storytelling: creating enticing visual narratives from data

**Places for this workshop are now sold out.**
If your organisation is a grant holder of any of The Curve 2021 funding organisations, please contact if you would like to attend this workshop.


During this workshop, you will learn how to storyboard a persuasive data-driven narrative and use free online tools to convert raw data into convincing and attractive graphics to support it..


This workshop is intended for third sector professionals who are looking to present raw data in a convincing narrative to help achieve their organisational goals.


What you will take away from this workshop:


  • Knowledge of free online tools that can be useful for visualising data
  • An understanding of the value of story-boarding and applying simple corporate graphic design standards to data visualisation
  • Confidence to explore and learn further.


To get the most out of this workshop, you will need:


  • An internet browser (ideally Google Chrome) and Microsoft Excel.
  • To be comfortable with using an internet browser and basic Excel skills.

This session is open to any charity sector employees and volunteers across the UK. Where spaces are limited priority will be given to grant holders of The William Grant Foundation, The Robertson Trust, Inspiring Scotland, The National Lottery Community Fund and The RS MacDonald Charitable Trust.

About the trainer


Hi, I’m Tim Kershaw. I trained and practiced as an architect before developing an interest in the use of open data for making informed decisions and building strong narratives to support good causes. In late 2019 I founded Place and Purpose CIC to help community organisations across England and Wales to deliver on their goals through the use of data specific to their place. Place and Purpose also provides a platform for sharing knowledge and experience more broadly (a critical friends network), and support in finding affordable and high quality professional services.


On this personal journey, I have learned a lot about the huge amount of open data available, where to find it, and how to use it without paying for software or employing experts. I have converted this learning into a practical course that I have delivered in the private sector, and have now adapted to three sessions for The Curve 2021. Each workshop is designed to build on the others (so there is very little repetition), but also to work in isolation so that there is no need to have attended previous sessions.


Tim Kershaw
Tim Kershaw

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