Heritage project is launched in city

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The Market Hall in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter will host a Heritage Lottery-funded exhibition entitled Our Heritage, which is curated by Derby Open Centre.

The exhibition opens in the upstairs gallery at the Market Hall on Saturday and is then open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10am and 4pm until the middle of 2015.

Our Heritage tells the stories of individuals and families from different backgrounds. It features newly-commissioned films alongside archive photography and rare news footage of Derby and Derbyshire from the 1970s and 1980s including ‘CIA agents’ in the Dales in 1978 and Derby’s schoolchildren on strike in 1985. The project explores issues of faith, culture and the legacy of multicultural Britain, giving visitors the unique chance to hear first-hand accounts of Derbyshire’s diverse communities.

Project manager Alex Rock explained: “The exhibition questions the meaning of ‘heritage’ and provides a snapshot of the lives of different people from different backgrounds and their contribution to the one community we all live in.”

For more, see www.derbyopencentre.org/ourheritage