Saturday, 23 February 2013

Let me tell you a Castle Park story...

Castle Park Stories, a new exhbition involving over 30 local residents, uncovering two thousand years of stories from Castle to Quayside, has just opened at The Storey in Lancaster.

Since the beginning of January, a group of intrepid and resourceful volunteers have been discovering some of the hidden histories in the area around one of the North West’s most important landmarks, Lancaster Castle. During their research, participants worked with writers, a photographer and archivists to discover new and interesting ways to share their stories.

This visually engaging and interactive mixed media exhibition uses photography, text and video to present the rich treasure trove of tales that have been excavated.

Some of the stories and research has also been posted on the project's web site.

Castle Park Stories is an initiative from Lancaster’s Litfest, one of the first groups in the UK to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund All Our Stories grant. Litfest’s project allows participants to investigate Lancaster’s rich history and develop writing around a site of their choice.

The area around the castle was chosen as it includes some of the most important locations in Lancaster’s long and often illustrious history – the Priory, the Castle, the Roman fort remains and the Maritime Museum.

• Castle Park Stories: An Exhibition runs until Thursday 28th February at The Reading Room, 1st Floor, The Storey, Meeting House Lane, Lancaster; 10.30am – 4.30pm (late opening until 8.00pm on Thursday 28 and closed Sunday). More info online at www.castleparkstories


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