Our museums and collections are at the heart of our diverse communities and vice versa. It never ceases to amaze us how our collections can unlock stories and memories and inspire creativity and passion for everyone, no matter where you are from. Have a look at some of the work that has been going on across Leeds. These short films have formed part of temporary exhibitions across our sites and we thank all those involved in the making of these films for helping us to tell the stories of our collections, buildings and past in this personal way.
This set of films was created in partnership with the Leeds Civic Arts Guild and focuses on the stories of five amateur performers from different societies and a stage technician. The films explore the individual's passions for performing and some remember performing/crewing at the old Leeds Civic Theatre before it closed in 2005 to become the Leeds City Museum. The display ran in the Leeds Story Gallery at the City Museum from Tuesday January 3rd until Monday 16th April 2012.
With thanks to Bryan Craven, Judith Unwin, Janet Johnston, Gerry Armytage, Antonia Elsey and Barry Unwin Filmed by Digifish