A film capturing Barrow’s diverse voices and celebrating the area’s multicultural history is being screened on Friday 14th September between 6pm and 7.30pm at Signal Film & Media Abbey Road studios.

“Over the last six months 11 young people have been getting to grips with the technical aspect of film production including making models for animation, recording and editing video footage” said our Barrow Youth Worker Natalia Wealleans-Turner.

“As part of the mixed media film they have also been interviewing locals from the black, Asian, minority and ethnic community (BAME). They have heard some great stories about life in Barrow from this community’s perspective” added Natalia.

The youth group are now ready to present their work to the wider community, including local dignitaries, at a premiere to which the public are invited (Friday 14th September).

The short film will then be available online. It will also be used to welcome new members of the BAME community to the town.

Anyone interested in attending the preview should contact Natalia Wealleans-Turner by email here.

The ‘Talking Histories’ project was funded by a £2,900 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and made by a group of young people from Furness Multi-Cultural Youth Club, supported by us and Signal Film & Media.