Liverpool and the Larrinagas
Saturday 2 June 2018, 1-4pm
Museum of Liverpool
Launch of the Hispanic Liverpool Community Collection, Saturday 1 August 2015
We were delighted to welcome project participants, community collection participants and others to the launch of the Community Collection at FACT. We listened to a dozen digital stories recorded at the workshops in June, admired some of the items already contributed to the Collection, and enjoyed the premiere of Jon Turton's new short film about the Hispanic Liverpool Project. From the original poster (right):
Hispanic Liverpool Community Collection Workshops. Saturday 6th June / 13th June 2015
These two events at FACT in Wood Street invited people with Liverpool Spanish, Filipino, Cuban, Latin American, Basque and Galician connections to come and share family photographs, stories and memories as part of a new digital community collection. Almost 30 people attended the two sessions, and contributed digital stories, photographs and documents. We even admired a hand-sewn Basque flag from the 1930s and a hand-drawn diagram of no. 160 Park Lane! Laura Yates co-ordinated the recording of the digital stories and Jon Turton captured it all on film, while Nicky, Poppy and Carlos scanned photographs and provided tea and coffee. Many thanks to them, and to everybody who came, listened, laughed and contributed!
This event, at Liverpool Central Library, explored the forgotten history of the Spanish, Basque, Galician, Filipino and Latin American communities who settled around Liverpool's waterfront in the 19th century and whose descendants still live in the city today. It included opportunities to find out more about the Hispanic Liverpool Project and Liverpool Record Office, and to hear from two family historians who have researched their families' Spanish and Liverpudlian roots. Speakers: Kirsty Hooper, Dominic Semple, J Carmen Smith, and Roger Hull. Many thanks to everybody who attended and participated!