Posted: Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:05
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.
Posted: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:51
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.
Posted: Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:57
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.
Posted: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 13:58
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.
Posted: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:35
The public launch of Affective Digital Histories took place at LCB Depot in Leicester's Cultural Quarter on Thursday 27 November 2014.
The event was well attended and attracted local media attention. Throughout the evening there were talks by project members; the first showing of a short film about the project; a live performance by award winning Leicester poet and playwright Carol Leeming; and opportunities to download and try two new apps - Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter - that have been developed as part of the Affective Digital Histories project.
Feedback from attendees was very positive and there have been over 100 downloads of the apps already: visit the Apps page to find links to both the iPhone and Android versions.
Photos from the launch can be found on our Pictures page. The short film should be available on the site later this week.