Past Lives Exhibition at Buxton Museum

Over the last two years the artists behind Past Lives Project have worked across the Midlands collecting cine film, photographs and oral history, creating films with live music in response. In this new exhibition the artists take a different approach to the materials they have gathered, creating new individual and collaborative conceptual and responsive works.

Open 14th November – 24th December (closed Sunday’s & Monday’s)
Free heritage and arts activities every Saturday 1-4pm
The exhibition will feature, video installations, sound works, photography and a new commission from D-Lab to create an interactive iBeacon sound and sculptural work.

Past Lives is coming to Buxton

We’re very excited to announce the start of Past Lives Project Buxton in July 2015 in partnership with Buxton Museum. The first FREE event will be on Tuesday 14th July at the United Reform Church Hall, Hardwick Square East, Buxton 1 -3:30pm.Buxton_cine_film_rem_vin_leaflet

We’ll be offering tea, coffee, and cake in exchange for local memories cine film and photos, we don’t keep the original photos and films, we digitise them for free to make a new film of Buxton which will be shown at Buxton Dome in Feb 2016.
Reminiscence Vintage Tea Rooms

If you have cine film or local photos to share, bring them on Tuesday 14th or if you can’t attend you can contact us on or via facebook or twitter

Here’s a little bit of Buxton film shot by Mitchell and Kenyon in 1901, help us find more Buxton cine film, talk to your friends and neighbours, who knows what is hidden away in the lofts and cellars of Buxton. We’d love to see and digitise your footage, get in touch!

Ironbridge Launch

Performance Date – 28th March 6:30pm Ironbridge Museum, FREE

We’re really excited to be working with Ironbridge Museum as our second region on Past Lives Project. The museum is a stunning venue, just oozing in industrial heritage, with incredibly supportive staff and volunteers.


Our first event is 28th March, doors open at 6pm, performance starts at 6:30. We’re looking forward to meeting locals who are interested in heritage and the arts and we’re already working with Ironbridge museum to explore their archives to look for footage, photos and oral history. We’ve even found a possible link between Ironbridge Museum, and our fourth venue Mansfield Museum via an elephant… more to come on that later.

Time for Shropshire locals to start looking in your cupboard and lofts, we want your films!


Bolsover grande finale film & exhibition

Assembly Hall Bolsover, photo courtesy of Picture The Past archive, photo no DCBR000278

Assembly Hall Bolsover, photo courtesy of Picture The Past archive, photo no DCBR000278

This Saturday 15th March we will be at the Assembly Hall in Bolsover.  There is a free exhibition from 1-5pm, and we opening a vintage tea rooms for the day where you can buy tea and cake, and drink it from vintage china. The exhibition will show photos, memories, film clips and recordings from the project. At 5pm we will briefly close to set up the room for…

Bolsover Past Lives Grand Finale! – Films you’ve donated, memories and music that Bolsover has shared has been transformed into a new original film with live soundtrack from international musicians and Bolsover school students.

Join us at 7pm Saturday 15th March in Bolsover Assembly Hall, tickets available via

Past Lives leaflet final 15th March