OUR LIVES IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II REIGN
OUR LIVES IN THE QUEEN ELIZABETH II REIGN IS AN INTERGENERATIONAL PROJECT BRINGING TOGETHER THE SKELMERSDALE COMMUNITY TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES OF LIFE OVER THE PAST 70 YEARS.
CONNECTOR MEDIA CIC WILL CAPTURE STORIES THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY, VIDEO, AUDIO PODCASTS; AS WELL AS RUNNING CREATIVE AND HERITAGE WORKSHOPS WITH THE WEST LANCS COMMUNITY.
Connector Media CIC collaborate with OVER 150 participants in making a celebratory banner commemorating the Jubilee. The banner is to be displayed at the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee event in Ormskirk.
THESE CREATIVE SEWING SESSIONS OFFER OPPORTUNITIES FOR WEST LANC'S older community to engage with others, form new friendships and learn some new skills. CONNECTOR MEDIA CIC ALSO capture stories and memories from participants of their experiences of Skelmersdale and ormskirk and what changes have occurred in their lifetimes.
These sessions occur in the sewing rooms, with other sewing sessions as in retirement homes and other social groups throughout west lancs.
All stories will feature in our project website, Podcasts, book and events.
Brookside Sheltered Accommodation Engagement Sessions
Connector Media CIC collaborate with Brookside Sheltered Accommodation residents in making a celebratory banner commemorating the Jubilee. The banner is to be displayed at the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee event in Ormskirk, as well as being displayed at future heritage events.
Participants reminisce about the 70 years of Queen Elizabeth’s reign and how life has changed in West Lancashire. All photography and interviews will form part of the project website, podcasts, book and events.
"I've lived in Skem over 55 years.
I went to Skem when I was four and a half because of the overspill from Liverpool. And they were opening lots of businesses. So you had lots of people coming from Liverpool for all these new jobs and new houses that had a toilet inside and a bath, and you had central heating; so people are really excited. It was awesome, and Mum and Dad were so happy, all of a the sudden you've got a bathroom and you can have hot water."
Queen Jubilee event in Ormskirk
Connector Media CIC display their community banner celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee.
The banner has been made by over 150 people sewing over 10,000 sequins.
Connector Media CIC connected with skelmersdale residents, social enterprises and pop up street photography capturing stories from our diverse community. we use traditional B/w photography and share the creative process with our participants, sharing the heritage of old photography methods.
The portraits are to form part of Connector Media CIC's exhibition event and book launch.
Connector Media CIC documented notable Skelmersdale and Ormskirk landmarks WITH hERITAGE PHOTOGRAPHY shoots charting the evolution of the towns and how they have changed/remained the same over the 70 years.
our volunteers participate in the photography learning new skills in traditional photography.
The photographs will form part of the end of project website, book and events.
Connector Media CIC collaborate with LOCAL SCHOOLS. In fun and creative sessions we train volunteer journalists to capture stories Through photography, audio interviews and written work.
The work will form a key part in our end of project website.
WE BEGIN OUR SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN #SKEMLIFE by launching our instagram
the first in our heritage pop up portrait sessions at the concourse shopping centre.