The Sounds of the Cultural Quarter

Posted by er134 at Mar 21, 2014 04:25 PM |
New project to investigate sounds of Leicester's past and present
The Sounds of the Cultural Quarter

Curve (theatre) is situated in the centre of the Cultural Quarter

A new project is investigating the sounds of the Cultural Quarter and it will be holding drop-in sessions at Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre between 3pm-7pm on Thursday 27 March and Thursday 3 April.

Archival material about the Cultural Quarter/St George’s area will be on display and the project is looking for volunteers to create historic and modern audio trails and soundscapes. The project will focus on the sights, sounds and smells of the 1970s-1990s but would welcome people with memories from any era. In addition, on Thursday 3 April there will be sound walks around the Cultural Quarter throughout the afternoon.

The project is part of ‘Affective Digital Histories’, a project being run from 1 October 2013 to 31 March 2015 by the University of Leicester with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC).