Creative Heritage Day at WoWFEST24

Saturday, May 18, 2024

For the past decade our Creative Heritage Programmes have offered communities the opportunity to explore, preserve and promote marginalised histories. Our project participants work with archives, alongside artists, archive and museum professionals to interrogate and creatively interprate the past, gaining skills in research, writing, archiving and public presentation. 

Our Creative Heritage Day showcased the creative and professional work generated from our projects so far, including the George Garrett archive, Great War to Race Riots, Liverpool 8 Law Centre, Liverpool Ant-Racist Community Arts Association archive and most recently the Dorothy Kuya archive project. 

Highlights of the event included:

A living library: Guests encouraged to have a conversation with one of our project participants, or ‘books’, at our living library, as well as explore copies of archive material relating to each of our projects. 

Create your own Heritage: Guests invited to bring along their own family archive materials! This could be letters, photographs and other memorabilia. Archivists Vicki Caren and Helena Smart (Liverpool Record Office and the National Archives) where on hand to give advice around preservation and research. 

George Garrett agitprop play performance: A ten-minute play, discovered in the archives of George Garrett during the 2013 project, performed by project participants the ‘Garretteers’. 

Listening station: Guests had access to the collection of short films produced through our Creative Heritage projects as well as the Dorothy Kuya archive podcast. 

Panel discussion: Discussing the importance of preserving marginalised histories was Toxteth Born, Stephen Small, Professor at the Dept of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley. Emy Onuora author of ‘Pitch Black: The Story of Black British Footballers’ and co author of ‘Great War to Race Riots’. Kaitlene Koranteng, Member of the Young Historians Project & archivist Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) & Helena Smart, Development Manager The National Archives, UK.

Saturday 18th May, 12pm-4pm 

Victoria Gallery & Museum ,University of Liverpool , Ashton St, Liverpool L69 3DR 

£3 

Event Details

Date: May 18, 2024
Time: 12:00 pm

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