Roads To Wythenshawe

‘Roads to Wythenshawe’ is a Heritage Lottery Funded project which aims to celebrate how immigration has, is and will continue to shape Wythenshawe by exploring oral histories of residents.

 

Young people, aged eleven to sixteen, investigate, celebrate and share the stories, food, arts, culture and religion that make up their local community and discover its social and historical context.

Traditionally, Wythenshawe has been a predominantly White British community, but this is now beginning to change. This project will explore how and why people have chosen to journey to and settle in Wythenshawe over the years.

Roads to Wythenshawe is structured around three central themes:

  • Journeys.
  • Connections to home.
  • Food.

 

During the project, we will:

  • Develop an augmented reality (AR) app in collaboration with Dr. Timothy Jung, the Director of the Creative AR and VR Hub at Manchester Metropolitan University.
  • Create a virtual reality (VR) heritage trail.
  • Hold a world food celebration event.
  • Produce art work, including visual arts and creative writing.

The project will culminate in a two month exhibition at the People’s History Museum from December.

We meet every Wednesday 4:30-6:30pm in the WOW Zone at Woodhouse Park Lifestyle Centre.

 

 We are currently seeking people in the Wythenshawe community who have come to Wythenshawe from other countries to share their stories with us and are happy to be recorded.

If you or someone you know would like to be interviewed and share their journey to Wythenshawe, please get in touch.

 

Please contact Sarah at sarah.newman@wchg.org.uk or Georgios at georgios.kalampalikis@wchg.org.uk for more information.