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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.

Affective Digital Histories Launch at LCB Depot

Posted: Sat, 29 Nov 2014 15:35

Affective Digital Histories Launch at LCB Depot


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.

We're launching two new apps - come and join the party!

Posted: Wed, 19 Nov 2014 11:30

We're launching two new apps - come and join the party!

Join us to celebrate the launch of two exciting new apps that reveal the fascinating hidden stories of Leicester's Cultural Quarter.

Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter use the latest locative technology to deliver an immersive experience for visitors to the Cultural Quarter. Location-specific content - sounds from past and present, poetry, plays and narrative - is revealed as visitors explore the area, helping us to re-imagine urban history.

Poet and playwright Carol Leeming will give a live performance at 7.15pm of her choreopoem Love the life you live ... live the life you love, one of eight creative writing commissions for Affective Digital Histories. She performed this to a sell-out crowd at Embrace Arts on 2 October so it's not to be missed.

We also invite guests to experiment with traditional print processes and cutting edge technology to create their own original art work which will then feature in the New Incunable Print Shop exhibition, the culmination of the Affective Digital Histories print project.

There'll be music and refreshments, plus an opportunity for guests to record their memories of the Cultural Quarter in the Affective Digital Histories video booth.

The launch event is from 6.30-9.00pm on Thursday 27 November at Lightbox Studios, LCB Depot, Rutland Street, Leicester.

Please note the event is immediately preceded by the press launch, starting at 5.45pm.

Literary Leicester Fringe Event

Posted: Fri, 07 Nov 2014 13:24

Literary Leicester Fringe Event

Two of our commissioned creative writers, Divya Ghelani and Mark Goodwin, will be reading their works written for Affective Digital Histories on Thursday 13 November, 4-5pm at Embrace Arts, as part of the Literary Leicester Fringe.

Affective Digital Histories on TV News!

Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:13

Eagle-eyed viewers in the East Midlands might've spotted project team members Colin Hyde, Andrew Hill and Ming Lim being interviewed about Affective Digital Histories on BBC East Midlands Today during yesterday's lunchtime and evening bulletins. You can 'watch again' on BBC iPlayer (from around 15 minutes in).

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