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Market Film Project gets the go ahead!

Brixton Market 1950sdigital:works have secured funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund for their London’s Historical Street Markets project.

Young people from four schools will be making documentaries about their local street markets. They will be undertaking historical research at their local archives and then learning filming and interview techniques. They will then visit their markets to interview traders and shoppers with an emphasis on exploring the history of the markets.

The final films will provide a fascinating history of four of London’s street markets in North, East, South and West London as told by traders and shoppers. The films will also provide a vivid snapshot of the markets as they are today.

Each of the films is being shown locally and will be available on a dedicated website which will also have screening and online presentation dates.

Sav Kyriacou, digital:works Project Worker, said: “We are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund for their funding of this work and especially their positive and detailed feedback throughout the application process.”

Matthew Rosenberg, a digital:works Project Worker who is also working on the project said: “We are very excited to be working with our partner schools, archives, local history groups and traders associations. We will be kicking off with Brixton Market and closely followed by Portobello Road Market.”

The project has been named Stall Stories and we’ll send out a news item at the weekend with the web address.

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