Dr Emma Vickers is an oral historian and lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. Emma is supporting the Now + Then project through professional guidance and training the project volunteers on oral testimony interview techniques. Emma will also be advising on the development of the Now + Then: Three Decades of HIV in Merseyside exhibition and publication.
Helena Smart, Archivist said “Liverpool Libraries and Archive Service fully supports the Now + Then project. The project sets out to mark 30 years of HIV on Merseyside by collecting memories and experiences of those living with and affected by HIV.
Liverpool Archives has a distinct lack of representation in its collections from those living with and affected by HIV on Merseyside. This project will help to document and represent a section of our society which has largely been omitted from traditional sources.
The North West Sound Archive, based at Clitheroe Castle, Lancashire, was established in 1979 to “record, collect and preserve sound recordings of the life, character, history and traditions of North West England”.
Currently the Archive holds over 140,000 recordings relating to all aspects of North West life. The Archive preserves oral history recordings, local radio programmes, sounds of the region, music and dialect poetry – in fact anything that can be recorded.
The Archive undertakes its own recording programme as well as assisting groups who wish to make their own recordings. It offers a safe storage environment for the preservation of the region’s sound collections. Continue reading
Andrew Dineley is the Creative Director of Soft Octopus Design Studio and the Creative Director of the Now+then project. Andrew has designed every aspect of the project from leaflets to the installation at the Museum of Liverpool. He has been designing local and national HIV awareness campaigns since the late 1980s, and brought extensive knowledge, resources and creativity to the Now+then project.
Sandbox Digital created the Now+then website and trained the project team to manage the website content. Sandbox Digital is a Liverpool-based digital media company that specialises in working with voluntary, community and social enterprises, along with new businesses. Continue reading
Danny Kilbride is the Creative Director of Thinking Film and the Film Director of the Now+then short film.
Thinking Film uses film and media to provide communities and young people across Merseyside with a voice. Thinking Film is a Liverpool-based Social Enterprise specialising in the production of educational and issue-based film and media content with marginalised and disadvantaged groups. Continue reading