Talented writers will be able to tell the untold stories of the post-industrial past of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter, thanks to a new project from the School of English.
The Centre for New Writing, which is participating in an Arts and Humanities Research Council project called ‘Affective Digital Histories’, is commissioning writers to produce work which explores the emotional bonds and personal connections people have with former industrial buildings in two landmark East Midlands sites.
During the industrial decline, factories and warehouses were adapted to serve new purposes – including becoming dance halls and rave venues.
The aim of the creative writing commissions is to tap into people’s feelings for these buildings, and will show how communities formed and relationships developed between people from different cultures as the sites’ purposes changed.
Read the press release.