Affective Digital Histories: Recreating De-Industrialised Places, From the 1970s to the Present

A Cordial invitation to celebrate the launch of Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter, two exciting new apps that reveal the fascinating hidden stories of Leicester’s Cultural Quarter.


Thursday 27 November, 5.45 – 9.00pm

Lightbox Studios, LCB Depot

31 Rutland Street, Leicester LE1 1RE


Hidden Stories and Sounds of the Cultural Quarter use the latest locative technology to deliver an immersive experience for visitors to the Cultural Quarter. Location-specific content – sounds from past and present, poetry, plays and narrative – is revealed as visitors explore the area, helping us re-imagine urban history.

We also invite guests to experiment with traditional print processes and cutting edge technology to create their own original art work, which will then feature in the Affective Digital Histories print exhibition – The New Incunable Print Shop.


Programme for the evening
6.00pm    Welcome speeches and official launch, with special guest Professor Andrew Prescott, AHRC Research Theme Fellow & Professor of DigitalHumanities, University of Glasgow School of Critical Studies

7.00pm    Short film

7.15pm    Live performance by poet and playwright Carol Leeming

Followed by an informal celebration from 8.00pm


Carol’s choreopoem, Love the life you live … live the life you love, is one of eight creative writing commissions for Affective Digital Histories.


Please RSVP by Monday 24 November to


Affective Digital Histories is investigating how communities change with urban decline and regeneration, and explores the experiences of people who lived and worked in former industrial buildings in Leicester and Glossop. The project is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and based at the University of Leicester; Phoenix is a project partner.  Principal Investigator: Dr Ming Lim, University of Leicester School of Management. Email:


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