Recently Debbie Cooper and Dave Sturt visited Ironbridge Museum. Ironbridge are a Major Partner Museum with the Arts Council Renaissance funding programme. Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust was established in 1967 to preserve and interpret the remains of the Industrial Revolution in the six square miles of the Ironbridge Gorge.
It’s a beautiful venue (see photos below) and we’re really excited to start working in Ironbridge from March. Ironbridge Museum have a large photo, object and oral history archive but very little moving image of the area, we will be working in partnership with the museum to find moving footage of everyday lives in the region.
The first performance will be at Ironbridge Museum on the 28th March, we’ll be showing the Past Lives Midlands film created from vintage footage from Media Archive for Central England with live soundtrack from international musicians, and string players from Sinfonia Viva Orchestra. And we’ll be looking for cine footage from Ironbridge and surrounding areas, so its time to look through your cupboards and lofts see what archival treasures might be hiding. Come see us at Ironbridge Museum, we’d love to see you there.