22 October 2020

Late lunch talk: Hillfields and Southmead – records of lockdown

The Hillfields Homes for Heroes project celebrates Bristol’s first council estate built 100 years ago.

The Southmead community soap opera, Meadows to Meaders, tells true stories about people born and raised in the area.

Both projects are supported by heritage group, Local Learning CIC who have been collecting the stories and working with local people with a view to making them known to a wider audience.

In this talk you will learn more about the wonderful stories generated by local people in Hillfields and Southmead and how the impact of Covid-19 has forced them to adapt ways of working by moving to an online platform.

Despite the uncertainties and difficulties of lockdown, these communities have still come together to create their stories and to enrich these projects further.

Speakers: Ruth Myers and Pete Insole, co-directors of Myers-Insole Local Learning Community Interest Company.

Local Learning CIC work with schools and communities exploring Bristol’s local heritage, to uncover and share what we learn about our past.

How to take part

This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 11am on Thursday 22 October.

Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining meetings. Please allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly. It’s up to you whether you turn on your video but all guests will be muted once the talk begins. You are welcome to ask questions in the chat box throughout the talk.