Your Home, Your Voice, Your Place
'Your Home, Your Voice, Your Place' exhibition of at Gallery Oldham is a celebration of community, home and personal history.
Your Home, Your Voice, Your Place is a celebration of community, home and personal history. It brings together an incredible collection of artwork and oral histories from residents, visitors and neighbours of Crossley, Dew Way, Fitton Hill and Primrose Bank.
Throughout February – July 2023, members of these Oldham communities have shared their memories with oral historian Heather Roberts, and worked alongside artists Katie McKeever, Laura Jones and Millie Sheppard, to produce a unique archive of recordings, film, art and craft.
Inspired by the themes of ‘home’ and ‘memories’, local people have painted a picture of Oldham’s ever-evolving landscapes and communities. Where ‘home’ is seen as a place where people feel a deep sense of connection and belonging.
These rich personal stories fill in the gaps that formal history books often overlook and create an important legacy for future generations to connect to their own heritage and that of others across Oldham.
Listen to beautiful poetry, spoken in Urdu, on the theme of Home and Community created by the Poetherapy Group, led by Peaceful Minds CIC that meets weekly at the Primrose Centre:
You can visit the exhibition in Gallery 4 at Gallery Oldham, ends Saturday 2 December 2023.
Your Home, Your Voice, Your Place marks the 10th anniversary of Inspiral’s Gateways to Oldham housing and regeneration project. The exhibition is produced by award-winning charity Manchester Histories in partnership with Great Places Housing Group.