Working alongside Historic Swale and using the latest digital tech, this project aims to explore the diverse stories of who we are and discover where our ancestors came from and what they brought to Swale
A new year long inter-generational heritage project is underway in Swale in partnership with Sheppey Matters and Historic Swale.
The Heritage Lottery funded project aims to bring communities together to share and celebrate their family stories and rich cultural history, creating museum and digital experiences for young and old alike to become involved in.
Young participants, aged 11-18, will be working with local museums and heritage sites, artists, filmmakers and digital creatives to explore the diverse stories, heroes and history of who we are and what our ancestors brought to Swale. They will create exhibitions, immersive Virtual Reality pop ups and walk in touring experiences with each gaining an Arts Award qualification and volunteer experience along the way.
Swale Migration Stories project lead Justin Aggett said;
“Our project celebrates all our communities and we are committed to sharing our abundant and collective histories across Swale, a Borough to be proud of!”
Historic Swale Chair Richard Emmett continues;
"Historic Swale together with the participating museums and heritages sites from across the Borough are excited to be contributing to the ‘Swale Migration Stories Project'..."
Working in partnership with Historic Swale and volunteers, older people are helping create the project by sharing their experiences and teaching valuable curating knowledge. In return the volunteers hope to learn new technology skills and see heritage engagement and education opportunities increase while ensuring the stories of Swale are passed down and remembered.
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