North-East museum and community film project Culture Shock showcases at Beamish Museum

By Richard Moss | 19 August 2010
a photograph of two children eating strawberries

(Above) Strawberries – a photograph from Faith and Love – a Culture Shock story created by Estelle Scott

Exhibition: Culture Shock, Beamish Museum, County Durham, August 21 and 22 2010

Digital stories from Culture Shock, one of the UK's largest digital storytelling projects, go on show this weekend at Beamish Museum.

The mini-movies, made by people in the North-East, are part of an innovative two-year project to encourage the public to make their own films inspired by collections held by museums throughout the region.

During the past two years more than 100 workshops have taken place with the aim of giving people the opportunity to learn more about digital technology and commit their stories to celluloid using pictures, sound and animation. They are now an integral part of North-East museum collections.

Visitors to Beamish can follow the Culture Shock trail to the Chapel, Lamp Cabin, one of the pit cottages, the Upper Bank Room and the Culture Shock Marquee to see a selection of films revealing the experiences of individuals, groups and communities living in the region.

For more on the project and to watch the films visit www.cultureshock.org.uk.

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