Working with National Lottery Heritage Fund

Working with the community, creating films, animations and puppetry

Our work over the last 10 year includes the following projects.

Pals for life, 2013

‘Pals for Life’ was an 18 month project funded by the Heritage Fund. The project focused on three areas Preston, Salford and East Lancashire. In each area Rowbot Street worked with adult volunteers to research stories about local Pals in the First World War. They then took all the research and created three short films, which were screened at the Imperial War Museum as part of the centenary.

Mill Life 2011

The Mill Life project was an opportunity for young people to research the history of the Mills in Lancashire and create a professional looking short film based on the experiences of young people who worked in the cotton mills. We worked with both local school groups and young people at our local arts centre in Oswaldtwistle. The young people undertook research at Queen Street Mill and Helmshore Textile Museum. They worked with professional script writers to create a piece, which they then acted in and filmed.

Pals 2010

Our first Heritage Fund project in 2010. This was an opportunity to work with a group of young people to explore the local history of the Accrington Pals in World War One. Young People went on research trips to Portland Basin Museum and the Imperial War Museum. They used their research to write a unique short film. The storyboarded, learn to use camera equipment and worked with professional actors to create the piece.