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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.

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.

Literary Leicester Fringe - Readings by Divya Ghelani and Mark Goodwin

Posted: Wed, 10 Dec 2014 23:16

You can now listen to a recording of Affective Digital Histories commissioned writers, Divya Ghelani and Mark Goodwin, reading their respective works - An Imperial Typewriter and Mist's Rave - at the Literary Leicester Fringe event at Embrace Arts on 13th November.

Award success

Posted: Mon, 24 Nov 2014 12:42

Award success

We are delighted to hear that Carol Leeming has won the Siobhan Logan Award for her Affective Digital Histories commission Love the Life You Live ... Live the Life You Love.

Congratulations Carol!

Carol also appeared on Dulcie Dixon's BBC Radio Leicester programme on 23 Nov, to talk about the award, her writing and the Affective Digital Histories launch on 27 Nov.

Listen again here.

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