See Me Too project celebrates Swindon’s diverse heritage with the support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
See Me Too project celebrates Swindon’s diverse heritage with the support from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project enabled communities and young people to explore the rich heritage of internal and external migration to Swindon as well as their own memories too. Lead artist, Gurchentan Singh and Create Studios’ team compiled short films, oral recordings, photography and documentaries inspired by See Me Too that will be shared digitally and via a touring exhibition from October 2018.
See the work:
25/10/18 - 14/11/18 STEAM Museum, Swindon
20/11/18 - 04/01/19 Wiltshire and Swindon Heritage Centre, Chippenham
08/01/19 - 23/02/19 Central Library, Swindon
Working closely with the Swindon Local Studies team in Swindon and the Wiltshire & Swindon Heritage Centre in Chippenham, Create Studios explored the local archives for stories of communities drawn together by the place of Swindon with the aim to digitally document the stories discovered.
Documented stories and recorded Oral Histories came from diverse community groups such as Ex-railway workers at STEAM Museum to the Nepalese community, celebrating the plethora of voices with origins from around the UK and the world. The digital compilation of these stories will create a legacy archive for others to discover in the future. Create Studios want to celebrate industry, migration and hope which has driven the growth of the town.
The Dorcan Academy
Young people from Dorcan Secondary School and Create’s MassMedia young filmmaker’s group will make artistic responses to the personal stories that have been documented. The public are also invited to share their story and history with Swindon.