A group of jewellery students from across London have made a film with digital:works focusing on the fascinating, hidden history of Hatton Garden in Central London. This area has been the centre of London's jewellery trade since the 18th century.
The participants have learnt about this history through a short series of talks and walks through the area before going on to meet the many crafts men and women working in the maze of workshops and shops in the area, many dating back several generations.
digital:works has recently completed a project with young people from four schools who made documentaries about their local street markets. We arranged for the young people to undertake historical research at their local archives and then provided workshops in oral history, film making and interview techniques which enabled the young people themselves to make the films with ongoing support from us. They then visited their markets to interview traders and shoppers with an emphasis on exploring the history of the markets.
digital:works developed this film with residents living on Rowley Way Estate. The intention of the film was to allow residents to explore the ideas behind the design of the estate and to examine people's experience of living there.
Our Working Lives explores how work patterns have changed in Poole and investigates people's memories of leaving school and entering the workforce between 1945 and 1950.
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