Eleven Eleven Eleven
Eleven Eleven Eleven is an exciting oral histories project in which volunteers have worked with eleven of Nottingham's culturally diverse communities. The project looks at the conflict from a new angle by recording perspectives of the First World War from people whose family memories and personal perspectives tell the story from countries outside Britain.
Funded by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), the Eleven Eleven Eleven project has collected personal stories which have been produced as a number of short videos, which will be displayed as part of the Trent to Trenches exhibition at Nottingham Castle from 26 July to 16 November 2014. The videos will bring an international perspective to the exhibition, and widen people's understanding of the global reach of the First World War.
Volunteers have also developed a touring exhibition and events programme at community venues throughout Nottingham. Running from August to November, the travelling exhibition will aim to bring people into the heart of their community buildings to discover the First World War stories of a range of communities. Eleven Eleven Eleven programme [3Mb]
The volunteers, of all ages, come from diverse local community organisations, and from Nottingham Museum's Illuminate young people's group. They represent all ages and cultures from the rich, multi-cultural community of Nottingham, and many have no previous experience of this type of project. They have participated in the project from development through to delivery and have been involved in all aspects of the project, using their current skills and learning new ones. These opportunities have included research, exhibition design, marketing, film-making and oral history collection.
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