Norwich HEART's Reel Heritage education project is sending out an appeal to the people of Great Yarmouth and Clacton who were part of the Mods and Rockers scene in the 1960s. Local people are invited to contact the project manager to share their memories of leather jackets, motorbikes, Vespas and suits and contribute to a new educational DVD which is part of an exciting youth culture research project.
The Reel Heritage production 'My Generation' is being developed as an educational resource focusing on the post-war evolution of the teenager and the youth subcultures that followed, in particular the Mods and Rockers. The project will look at what inspired these gangs - their fashion, hairstyles, transport and also explore the ways they were portrayed by the media at the time.
The archive film footage is from the UEA's East Anglian Film Archive and sourced by Norwich HEART's Digital Heritage Project. The footage and newspaper articles along with present day interviews with Mods and Rockers will contribute to the production of a new educational DVD. This will be shared with schools, colleges, youth community groups and organisations to open discussions about the social history of our youth cultures and will also focus on the youth of today.
Jane Jarvis, Reel Heritage Project Manager said: 'The archive film we now have access to thanks to digitisation is a tremendous resource and unique part of our social history. With the help of both younger and older generations from the Great Yarmouth and Clacton areas, we hope this intergenerational project will create a DVD of educational value for young people and have an impact on all generations.'
If you were around in Great Yarmouth or Clacton as a Mod or Rocker in the 60s then Norwich HEART would like to hear from you.
Please get in touch with your memories by contacting the project manager Jane Jarvis via post or email and please remember to include your contact details: Jane Jarvis, Reel Heritage Project Manager, Norwich HEART, The Guildhall, Gaol Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JS or email email@example.com
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Screen grabs of 1960s Mods and Rockers in Great Yarmouth and Clacton from local archive films are available for use in local media. Please credit: East Anglian Film Archive. For further information please contact Lindsey Roffe, Communications Manager at Norwich HEART on 01603 599579 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Reel Heritage project is the educational strand of the Digital Heritage Project owned by Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART). Reel Heritage is funded by Creative England.
Norwich Heritage Economic and Regeneration Trust (HEART) is a private, charitable trust set up to act as an umbrella organisation for all of the heritage on offer in Norwich. We strategically plan, regenerate, manage and promote Norwich's heritage and act as a best practice model internationally for developing heritage as a social and economic regeneration vehicle. HEART receives core funding from Norwich City Council and further project funding from a variety of sources which has to date included the European Union, HM Treasury, the East of England Development Agency and Norfolk County Council.
Digital Heritage Project
The Digital Heritage Project is currently working with EAFA to digitise hundreds of archive films from Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire from as far back as 1896. With an aim of bringing the archive alive, the Digital Heritage Project is working with two major film archives from both sides of the channel, EAFA and Rouen based, Pôle Image Haute-Normandie.
In 2012, the Digital Heritage Project will launch its new website which will showcase a vast and impressive collection of East Anglian and French films which are an important part of our social history and heritage. This project is made possible via EU funding from the Interreg IVA Channel Programme within the scope of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).
Norwich HEART is partnering Pole Image Haute-Normandie as part of their Interreg Channel Partnership, Digital Heritage.
The East Anglian Film Archive is the moving image archive for the region. The Archive is owned and operated by the University of East Anglia (UEA) www.eafa.org.uk
Pôle Image Haute-Normandie is a non-profit organisation funded by the Region of Upper Normandy and The Minister of Culture and Communication for its missions in favour of cinema, audiovisual production and photography www.poleimagehn.com
Interreg IVA Channel Programme is funded by the European Union, within the scope of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). The programme aims to promote emergence - between the French and English parties - of a space of common citizenship fostering a sense of belonging to a cross-border area, and endowed with a specific identity www.interreg4a-manche.eu
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