100 Pictures - 100 Pages
Awarded through Heritage Lottery Fund’s First World War: then and now programme, this project focussed on local people’s imaginative and creative commemoration of the war through words and pictures. We asked Liverpool residents for original pieces of writing – poetry or prose of up to 400 words - in response to a picture that has a personal meaning; for example a photo of a relative who served in WW1, an original drawing or painting, or an image of an interesting object, building or person. Through open invitation and a series of workshops, the project aimed to encourage shared stories, letters, poems, pictures and articles by Liverpool people about the impact and meaning of war 100 years on. The best pieces are featured on our 100 Pictures-100 Pages website, here: https://northendwriters.wordpress.com100 Pictures – 100 Pages We held an exhibition at a variety of art and community venues in Autumn 2014.
To mark the Centenary of the First World War, the project will enable local people in Liverpool to join together in commemoration to preserve the memories and heritage of people who lived through the First World War through new imaginative pieces of prose, short stories, letters, and poems associated with photographs and other images. North End Writers’ volunteers offered support and advice to help people use literary sources, photographs, newspaper clippings, documents, letters and photos of keepsakes, as well as family tales passed down, to help them develop their ideas and strengthen their submissions. The Project Lead, Pauline Rowe also facilitated a number of outreach workshops for organisations interested in being involved with 100 Pictures – 100 Pages.
Initial workshops were delivered at the Buckingham Road Christ Church centre in Tuebrook in July and August 2014.
Commenting on the award from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Chair of North End Writers’ Trustees, Tricia Hagan, said: “We are thrilled to have received the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund for this exciting and important project. It will enable the organisation to build further on the success of its work to date, reaching out to anyone who is interested in the war, and in writing. We hope both regular writers and people yet to give it a go, will be inspired to take part.”
Sara Hilton, Head of Heritage Lottery Fund North West said, "The 100 pictures 100 pages project takes an innovative approach to engaging people with the continuing legacy of the First World War and will broaden their understanding of how the conflict has shaped our modern world."