The Living Memory Project (CIC) specialises in recording life stories alongside personal photographs to create publications, exhibitions, films and events across the UK.

We work with oral historians, storytellers, photographers, artists and filmmakers to produce projects that celebrate the rich lives and experiences of ordinary people from all walks of life and different cultural backgrounds. We help people to tell their stories in their own words in a way that enriches their lives and the lives of others. 


Photography and Life Stories from across The Black Country

A four-year project recording and archiving life stories and personal photography collections. Funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England,  this project hosted 160 community events, workshops and sharing days, and produced 16 exhibitions across the region. The project commissioned artists, filmmakers and writers to produce new work in response to its core themes and culminated in the publication of the Living Memory book.

Our Commonwealth: The People of Sandwell

A project celebrating many extraordinary people from across Sandwell to mark the staging of The Commonwealth Games 2022. Using film, photography, oral history and performance, Our Commonwealth explores the lives of different people who support others and make our communities better places to live. Funded by Sandwell Council and Arts Council England.

Future Stirchley
A film commissioned by Historic England about the community of Stirchley in Birmingham, and how it has coped during the Covid-19 pandemic. Released in March 2021, the film is a snapshot of a strong and vibrant community committed to making Stirchley a better place for all.

Life Stories and Bereavement
Our current project works with people across Birmingham to record and share the life story of a loved one who has passed away.  Funded by Birmingham City Council through the Caring for Carers project, it specifically serves individuals who cared for others. Each story is developed into a full-colour publication.

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