I grew up in Co Down late 60s-early 70s. The time of Chopper bikes, Thunderbirds, free school milk, Tiny Tears, Space Dust, Jackie magazine, Batman, Action Man, and small Airfix catastrophes. It was also a troubled time, with a backdrop of civil war, that sometimes became foreground.
This project will be shared online. It will also be a book, published by small press Knives Forks & Spoons. There is an invitation from the Fusiliers Museum in Bury, N. England, to exhibit words and images from the project. All material used will be credited to individuals in whichever way they wish and only with prior approval.
Philip Davenport is a co-director of arts organisation arthur+martha, who have worked with older people (often with dementia) and the homeless community in Manchester, UK for the last 10 years. In 2016 their project The Homeless Library, the first history of British homelessness, was exhibited at the Houses of Parliament, the Southbank, and Manchester Central Library.
Supported by Arts Council England