A magical map charting memories of places no more; a secret garden where mothers are reunited with long lost children; a recipe for making a much loved cheeky child; and nostalgia for the cups of tea and heart warming dishes our mothers made us? These are the stories mapping and linking together the individual yet universal experiences of the diverse lives lived in East Salford.
Cartography, curated by Lesley Sutton, is a digital storytelling project capturing memories and recording experiences through words and images. Over the past year, professional writers, film-makers and visual artists have been working with residents in Broughton to translate their stories into digital media including short films, stop-motion animations, audio recordings and digital art. The poems and short stories created during the Cartography project revealed many common themes and experiences including the physical and emotional journeys made through our life cycles, the secret places we go to remember our loved ones or to escape our troubles and the cohesive and healing power of a good cup of tea.
Tuesday 24 July
2 - 4pm
The Egg, University of Salford, MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, Salford, M50 2HE
Admission: Free, please RSVP to Harriet Morgan-Shami, firstname.lastname@example.org / 0161 2959003
You are invited to an afternoon tea to celebrate the launch of the Cartography exhibition. Tea and cake will be served whilst you view the full screening of animations, short films and audio presentations created by residents in East Salford.
If you would like to share your own stories and memories then please feel free to bring along your own teacup that may have some significance attached to it.
The exhibition will be opened by Vice Chancellor, Prof. Martin Hall.