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Foregrounding

 

"A WEIRDLY THRILLING PROJECT FOR SURE."(WIRE Magazine)

 

Archives and collections as material for creative interpretation.

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FOREGROUNDING is an exploration of archives, museums and collections as a source for creative interpretation.

 

Partners include Barrow In Furness Local Studies Archive , where Writer Kate Davis and John Hall worked with children from Roose and Barrow Island School to devide, write, perform and record  two long form narratives using local stories, adverts and public notices  from the North West Evening Mail of the 1950's.  The boys and girls sourced thier material from the local studies microfiche collection, and devised episodes that would form a day-long narrative set in the town in the 50's. Sound effects were added to thier performances, and the results so far can be heard on the links below.

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Roose Edit

 

 

 

Barrow Island Edit

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FOREGROUNDING at Dalton Castle

 

Wotking with writer Kate Davis and artist John Hall  the children of Newton School in Dalton In Furness have produced an audio guide to the collection of artefacts in nearby Dalton Castle, a 14th Century Peel tower. The guide features music from John  and is available in print form to visitors . We are grateful to Emma Pullen of The National Trust for helping to make this part of our project  possible and for providing the boys and girls with an introduction to the castle.

 

Click the link to hear the recording, which includes new Library Music composed for the project

 

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