The film is based on memories and experiences of children and grandchildren of those who lived through the First World War. The material was collected and collated by the reminiscence arts charity Age Exchange as part of their project ‘Children of the Great War’. The screening will be preceded by a short presentation about the project and followed by a Q & A with the artists involved.
The focus of the 18 month project has been on memories and experiences of the Great War passed down through families and across communities. The project, funded by the Lottery Heritage Fund, has included a range of activities such as reminiscence projects, intergenerational workshops, filming and recording of group and individual interviews sharing personal heritage. A series of open days have also been held where the public have been invited to contribute family history, images and text to the Europeana 1914-1918 International archive. The Education Enhancement team, University of Oxford, has had the pleasure to provide training and support to project staff and be involved in some of the collection events. You can find out more about the project here.
The event is free, but places are limited. Wine and nibbles will be provided. For catering purposes, we would be most grateful if you could kindly confirm whether you can attend by booking online at http://tinyurl.com/COGWFilm or by calling: 01865 273253
Globalising and Localising the Great War
Contact name: Sarah Wilkin
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Audience: Open to all