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Rochdale’s Digital War Memorial

This film shows artist, Liam Dean, painting the street art for Rochdale’s commemoration for World War One. The striking final image is the visual representation of the thoughts and emotions of pupils from Holy Family RC & CE College, Matthew Moss High School and Service Veteran Harry Mills. These thoughts from a cross-generational, multi-cultural group were built into more tangible poems by Ray Stearn, giving Liam the ideas for the images that appear now.

The Digital War Memorial is a project led by the Society of Chief librarians. It brings together a wide range of communities to work with high quality artists to create their own unique creative response to the First World War Centenary. Using the rich resources of local libraries and archives as the starting point, the new artworks tell diverse stories of how the First World War touched people’s lives and how it is remembered today. From 2014 to 2018 we hope to see projects across the whole country that will cumulate into a truly national memorial for our times.

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Leaping Lena on Crescent Radio

We are excited to announce that tonight (13th May 2014) at 9pm our friends at Crescent Community Radio 97.0FM are broadcasting Leaping Lena!

Tune in and enjoy 🙂

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Leaping Lena! (A Rochdale Borough Radio Drama)

Peopleprint Community Media are pleased to present Leaping Lena!


In the September of 1939 a little girl’s life changes at the outbreak of WW2. Uncle Arthur joins the Milnrow Auxiliary Fire Service and the rest, they say, is history.

Can you spot the local stories in the drama?

We have a limited amount of CDs available free for local people. If you would like to receive a copy please get in touch.

Leaping Lena was produced as part of our Home Front Project, and funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Jean and Lily, our two Rubys, relaxing in between scenes.

Jean and Lily, our two Rubys, relaxing in between scenes.

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The Home Front Project

Peopleprint is proud to present the Home Front Project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, this exciting project will explore local home front history and train participants in media. Research will feed into a radio drama bringing local history to life. The project will culminate in a live broadcast in February 2014 and the radio drama will be distributed to local schools and groups.

Leaping Lena

Discover the story of Leaping Lena, Milnrow’s “Wonder Hearse”!

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