Celebrating your local places
Saturday 11th May 2013
Free event 2pm – 3:45pm
Z-Arts is hosting a free community event for people to photograph their ‘inheritance places’ in Hulme and surrounding areas. They will be holding an exhibition in July of photos of local places which people have had ‘passed on’ to them or would like to pass on to future generations. The stories of why these particular places have been chosen will also be part of the exhibition.
The introductory session on Saturday 11th May at 2pm will include a training session to help people to take the best possible photos. Then on 1st June they would like people to bring in their photos and talk about why they chose that particular place, what it means to them. The photos and associated stories will then form part of an exhibition to be held at Z-arts in July. This event is part of the ‘Afterlife of Heritage’, a research project being run by the Universities of Manchester and Salford in conjunction with Manchester Beacon to help post-graduate researchers in ‘translating’ the benefits of their heritage research into ‘real-life’ contexts.
Julia Bennett, who is running the event says: “I am delighted to be working with Z|-arts on this project. Hulme has a fascinating history, and the exciting thing is that there are so many people around with interesting stories to tell who can take part in this event. With local people involved we can ensure that the final exhibition represents the local community and the places that are important to them.”
‘Inheritance Places’ will be of interest to anyone who lives in or around Hulme, as well as for anyone young or old with an interest in local history. Hulme has a fascinating history of regeneration, community action, radicalism, arts and music as well as a rich multi-cultural heritage. We are hoping that this project will engage with all these characteristics of the area and help to create a living archive of the history, and future, of Hulme.
This event is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council through the ‘Afterlife of Heritage Research’ Skills Training Project run by Institute for Cultural Practices at The University of Manchester (Lead Partner), School of Art & Design, University of Salford, Manchester Museum, Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester Beacon