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Stories We Tell

By Breaking Barriers, Parvez Qadir

PLEASE NOTE: The meeting point for this event is outside Rochdale railway station, not Touchstones.

Where’s that one spot you feel the most that you can be? The place that speaks to you, that draws you home when you’re not home, that centres you, the place where that thing happened? Stories We Tell is about those places.

Stories We Tell has been created in the ward of Deeplish and Milkstone – a diverse community with over 50 languages spoken. It explores the ways in which people’s memories, life events and experiences are embedded in the very walls and streets of a place, rooted in its very soil.

Bring your headphones (or borrow some of ours) and embark on a guided audio walk that brings the streets to life with extraordinary stories of our communities.

Walking tour. Meet at Bus Stop A in front of Rochdale Train Station; end at Deeplish Community Centre.Please wear comfortable footwear and dress for the weather!

Free on-street parking is available around Rochdale train station after 6pm.

Director: Parvez Qadir
Producer: Jodie Ratcliffe
Filmmaker and Photographer: Kirstie Henderson
Musician: Jaydev Mistry
Binaural Sound Engineers: Ed Waring and Simon Fletcher

Commissioned via Touchstones Rochdale where Parvez Qadir is Associate Artist.

Supported by Manchester Independents.

With thanks to the people of Deeplish.

Location: Touchstones
Duration: 30m