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Burnley man aims to build community spirit with wacky project
9:51am Friday 20th September 2013 in News
WHY did Iain Broadley cross the road?
To spread laughter, and build community spirit, on a Burnley housing estate with his wacky trolley.
Iain, 48, is a member of local arts collective Ground-UP Burnley, and the group’s latest project aims to capture the past, present and future of South West Burnley.
Iain, who lives in Westway, has been handing out gifts to residents on Stoops and Griffin estates, and the surrounding streets, in exchange for memories and thoughts about the area.
As part of Ground-UP’s ‘South West Streets Museum’ project, he asks people to be filmed sharing their stories and, in return, he gives them a T-shirt, a keyring, or another Burnley-themed trinket.
Iain said: “We’re trying to get people involved in the community, to share stories, share ideas, and to create a sense of community.
“Stoops is a living museum itself. It’s full of people, memories and stories.
“People let me video them with one of their memories, or talking about things that go on where they live.”
Iain has been sharing some of the memories and photos on a dedicated Facebook page, and there are also plans to make a film using the video clips he is collecting. Local councillor Bea Foster said: “Ground-UP Burnley is funded with money the council has got from the Arts Council to support the work of artists like Iain.
“I think anything that brings the community together, and gives the feel good factor, is something that we’d support.”
To join the ‘South West Streets Museum’ project visit: http://tinyurl.com/SWStreets
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