In 2017 we joined forces with REELmcr and local community arts worker Tracie Daly, who created the film called “The Spirit of Hulme”. The project was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, and uses pieces of archive footage, unseen photos and interviews with local community members to tell the real, unheard story of life in Hulme from those who have lived through two huge regenerations.
The film recalls huge struggles throughout life in the 1950s and 1980s to keep the community together in decent housing, told by residents of all ages.
After receiving a brilliant reaction from audiences who had seen it screened at Manchester Metropolitan University Brooks Building earlier in the year, HOME theatre approached us and asked if they could include it in their latest programme about Manchester, “A City Seen”.
The film will be shown on 1 October 2018, and there will be a Q&A session afterwards where people can ask questions to our panel about life in Hulme.
As well as the film, HOME will be showing a recording of a poem called Hulme To Me. This is a piece of work written and performed by participants aged from 8 to 80, who were mentored by the Mancunian poet, Tony Walsh A.K.A Longfella.
To learn more about this project, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0161 230 1262.