Descendants of the working class of the former ‘Worstedopolis’ (Bradford / Leeds) creatively share their life stories via a website ‘hub’ to enable them to re-connect with the past and form a strategy for the future. Recognising heritage, acknowledging social mobility and interconnectedness films juxtapose with oral history interviews with people who now shape the contemporary culture of Leeds/Bradford and acknowledge the influence of their background on their present ambition.
Film and video digitisation will be done by Alive Studios, known worldwide for their ability to provide incredible results from old cine film and have an envious list of clients: including BBC, Imperial War Museum and Steven Spielberg Jewish Film Archive. We have used them many times for perfect quality when handling and archiving archive materials.
Garry Clarkson. Project co-ordinator/director. Archive manager at the Bradford Heritage Recording Unit (1987 - 1991) under the auspices of Dr Robert Perks (see above). Picture Editor for the 'chartist' Northern Star newspaper in Leeds. BA (Hons) degree in Film at the University of Westminster (1991-1994) directed and edited a short film Worstedopolis, featuring his Grandma who worked at Lister’s Mill in Bradford commissioned by Channel 4 TV as a pilot for their ‘Britain at work’ series.
Daniela De Moura: Social Media editor and Interviewer. Responsible for oral history interviews and web site co-ordination of the ‘Creative Hub’.
Tony Pryce is an artist, actor, dancer, and registered Hypnotherapist.
Niamh Sheahan recent graduate MA is Psychology. Both will contribute to qualitative interviews and quantitive data research to evaluate outcomes of the project.
Masood Sadiq director of Mak Digital in Bradford, Radio Ramadan. Produces public information films for NHS, police and councils. Masood is a sound engineer and will oversee technical interviews and sound transfers.