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Abingdon Studios, with the support of The National Lottery Heritage Fund, is creating the first permanent collection of LGBTQIA+ heritage in Blackpool.

The ‘We’re Still Here’ project, led by Abingdon Studios director Garth Gratrix and producer and artist Harry Clayton-Wright, will capture stories from members of the community, and culminate in a sound installation at new arts space The Old Electric on Saturday 23 October.

Visitors to the installation will be also be invited to share their own stories, have them recorded and added to the future collection.

To book your ticket to visit the installation visit The Old Electric website.

Ahead of the installation, volunteers will be trained to become oral histories champions and learn how to gather stories from the local community and upload them into a digital archive which will be available to the public.

Once the installation has taken place, you can come back to this page to listen to the oral histories that have been collected as part of the permanent collection.

If you’d like to become an oral histories champion complete the short form below and someone will come back to you.