Our Work

At living history northeast we:

  • record, preserve, use and disseminate an extensive and growing oral history and photographic collection

  • use this collection innovatively to inform, stimulate and enhance people’s lives wherever we can

  • collaborate and engage with people and partners to document and share important personal testimonies that contribute significantly to this region’s unique heritage

  • use creative and innovative ways to capture, showcase and share stories to enrich cultural experiences.

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LIFE AFTER STROKE

An oral history project working with stroke survivors, carers and professionals to share their personal and powerful experiences of stroke, and showcase the results of a project that has been part of a two year journey. This project developed a creative partnership, bringing arts, heritage and health professionals together and the voices and experiences of those affected by stroke

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SYEDPUR TO SUNDERLAND

Syedpur to Sunderland was an intergenerational creative learning journey that brought together oral history, the creative arts, digital technology and the storyline learning strategy to support a cultural exchange between generations and across communities. This project brought together over 30 schoolchildren,  community volunteers, and the Bangladesh community of Sunderland.

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WORDS FROM THE WALL

Words From The Wall was an intergenerational oral history project that brought together a full year group from Heddon-on-the Wall Primary School with community volunteers. Together we explored identity an community through various tools and we equipped the children to record memories  from local residents. The children went onto chose a story from the recordings to create an animation.

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OUR ROOTS OUR JOURNEY, OUR CITY

Through a series of oral history interviews, images and ephemera, the stories of Sunderland's Bangladeshi community are told.  From their early lives in Bangladesh, through their journeys to the UK and beginnings in Sunderland, to their hopes for the future, Our Roots, Our Journey, Our City charts the community's history, culture and identity. 

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DIG IT

An intergenerational oral history and archaeological project based in the East End of Sunderland. The project was a collaborative partnership. It worked with young people from San Street Youth and Community Project, community volunteers and  Archaeological work was conducted by Phil  Abramson and Neil Cookson

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SENSE OF PLACE

Sense of place describes a person’s relationship with places; this can be expressed in different ways: emotions, biographies, imagination, stories, and personal experiences (Basso, 1996) This project worked with Ryhope Community Centre and St Paul's RC Junior School as they explored together what community meant to them

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If you would like to find out more information about what we do, please contact us for an informal discussion:
 

Email: info@lhne.co.uk

Sunderland Local History Library @ ETR
64 Fawcett Street
Sunderland
SR1 1BB

Tel:       07925 063078

Email:  livinghistory.ne.uk@gmail.com