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Hidden Stories book published 31 March

Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:05

Hidden Stories book published 31 March


The publication of our new book, Hidden Stories, was celebrated on 31 March with a special event at Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre in Leicester.

90 people gathered to enjoy a drinks reception and live readings by some of the contributing writers. Journalists from Leicester Mercury and BBC Radio Leicester were also in attendance.

You can buy the book at Phoenix's Box Office or online now.

If you missed the launch event, you can watch videos of the writers' performances, which were specially filmed on the night.

Affective Digital Histories in Urban Fox Magazine

Posted: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:51

Affective Digital Histories in Urban Fox Magazine


The 'Affective Digital Histories' project was featured in February's Urban Fox magazine. Written by Phoenix-based project member Sarah Vallance, the article explains how technology is helping to bring Leicester's history back to life. You can find the article on page 41 - the full magazine is available here on Issuu.

Hidden Stories book due out on 31 March

Posted: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:57

Hidden Stories book due out on 31 March


We're publishing a new book, Hidden Stories, which will be available from 31 March.

'Hidden Stories' is an illustrated collection of original, award-winning writing inspired by the history of Leicester's Cultural Quarter and the mills of the North Derbyshire town of Glossop.

The book - edited by Corinne Fowler, director of the University of Leicester's Centre for New Writing - expands upon the stories in our smartphone app of the same name, and features work by Sarah Butler, Mark Goodwin, Divya Ghelani, Pete Kalu & Fereshteh Mozaffari, Kevan Manwaring, David Devanny, Irfan Master and Carol Leeming FRSA.

We're celebrating the launch of Hidden Stories at a special event, to be held at Leicester's Phoenix Cinema and Art Centre on Tuesday 31 March from 6.00-7.45pm. There'll be live performances from the writers and the opportunity to meet them over a glass of wine or local ale. This is a ticket-only event - find out how to reserve your place.

Divya Ghelani interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester

Posted: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:58

Divya Ghelani interviewed on BBC Radio Leicester


Divya Ghelani spoke to BBC Radio Leicester's Rupal Ranjani on 20 February about her project collecting stories of the Cultural Quarter from the South Asian community.

Divya is interviewing people who lived, worked or socialised in the area, which was formerly home to many footwear and hosiery manufacturers. Their stories will become part of the Affective Digital Histories archive, which you can access on this website.

Divya also talked about other aspects of the project, including the Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter apps, and the forthcoming 'Hidden Stories' book which will feature her work An Imperial Typewriter alongside other specially commissioned pieces.

You can listen to Divya's interview online via the BBC Radio Leicester website at www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02hrrj4#auto. The interview runs from 11:10 - 20:50 mins.

'Sounds of the Cultural Quarter' on BBC Radio 4

Posted: Tue, 06 Jan 2015 11:28

'Sounds of the Cultural Quarter' on BBC Radio 4


Dr Andrew Hill was recently interviewed by BBC Radio 4's PM programme about his work on the 'Sounds of the Cultural Quarter app'. The recording includes Andrew and reporter Andrew Bomford's visit to Pantherella and Abbey Pumping Station.

You can listen online to the interview and a special soundscape Andrew recorded for PM.

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