Tags: Cultural Quarter

More Creative Commissions Available to Read Online

Posted: Wed, 09 Jul 2014 10:50

Three more of our creative writing commissions have been made available online, via the Centre for New Writing's website:

We'd be delighted to hear what you think! Contact us by email (affective@le.ac.uk) or via Twitter (@affective_).

Creative Writing Commissions: now available to read online!

Posted: Wed, 02 Jul 2014 16:02

The submissions of three of our commissioned creative writers are now available to read via the Centre for New Writing's website:

Divya and Mark Goodwin, another of our commissioned writers, will read their submissions at the Literary Leicester Fringe Festival in November. Details to follow nearer the time.

In the meantime, have a read and do let us know what you think! Contact us by email (affective@le.ac.uk) or via Twitter (@affective_).

Creative Writing Commissions: Mini film success

Posted: Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:24

Divya Ghelani, one of our talented pool of creative writers, has recently received the exciting news that her Affective Digital Histories commission, An Imperial Typewriter has been selected by B3 Creative Network to be adapted into a mini-film, as part of their Talent Lab scheme, for BAME writers. Congratulations Divya!

Sounds of the Cultural Quarter: your help needed!

Posted: Fri, 30 May 2014 20:35

The Sounds of the Cultural Quarter is a project that is recording the sounds of the Cultural Quarter both now and in the past.

For the sounds of the past, Andrew Hill of De Montfort University and Colin Hyde of the University of Leicester are using the archives held by the University of Leicester to guide them in re-creating the sounds of the Cultural Quarter in the 1970s, '80s and '90s. These sounds will include machinery from hosiery factories and printing works, buses and police cars, music from clubs.

You can see some of the archives here.

For the sounds of the present we need your help! We are asking people who live or work in the Cultural Quarter to record up to a minute of the sound of their living or work environment on a mobile phone or recording device and send it to us for inclusion in the sound library.

The sound libraries will then be available for the public to create their own soundscapes or trails and will be used by the team to create audio trails through the Cultural Quarter of the present and the past.

Download a Sounds of the Cultural Quarter information pack.

Once we have created the sound libraries there will be the opportunity for you to use them to create new soundscapes, trails, or pieces of audio.

For more information contact:

Colin Hyde, University of Leicester, email: ch38@le.ac.uk, tel: 0116 2525065, website.

Dr Andrew Hill, De Montfort University, email: a.hill@dmu.ac.uk, website.

Your Quarters, Your Culture Telling the Cultural Quarter’s affective stories

Posted: Wed, 28 May 2014 19:08

The personal stories that we share routinely through social media often reveal how we think about, feel and use the spaces where they happen. Pieced together, these affective stories can add an important social layer to the history of the places we occupy.

As part of the Affective Digital Histories project Phoenix and the University of Leicester will team up with Cultural Quarter residents to explore:

What does it feel like to live in the Cultural Quarter today?

What kinds of affective stories would we have liked to hear from past, and tell future residents?

How do we want to tell our affective stories about the Cultural Quarter?

Workshop details

Date: Saturday 14 June 2014, 13.30 – 18.00pm

Venue: Phoenix, 4 Midland Street, Leicester, LE1 1TG

Activities: Imagineering, creative prototyping, role play

Free snacks and refreshments will be available. Participants will also receive complimentary cinema tickets and an invitation to join the "Affective Digital Histories – LCQ Residents" special interest group.

To book a place contact:

Giasemi Vavoula, University of Leicester

Gino Attwood, Phoenix


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