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Tape Letters

Tape Letters

A sound installation and exhibition presenting personal and domestic histories of migration

3 August 2018 — 2 September 2018

3 August - 2 September 2018, Tape Letters @ People’s History Museum. Image © Modus Arts

Time 10:00 - 17:00

Duration 7 hours

Cost The museum is free to enter with suggested donation of £5

A sound installation and exhibition presenting the personal and domestic histories of members of the Pothwari-speaking British-Pakistani community from audio messages sent on cassette tapes.

Brought to us by Modus Arts, a collective of sound artists based in London, Tape Letters provides an insight into the impressions of migrants who moved to the UK between 1950 and 1970, settling predominantly within working class communities in the north of England.

This immersive exhibition shines light on the use of cassette tapes as an unusual but practical method for those families separated by migration to stay in touch.

Suitable for all ages

3 August - 2 September 2018, Tape Letters @ People’s History Museum. Image © Modus Arts

Find out more about the project:

Modus Arts     Bishopgate Institute     On the Record

Heritage Lottery FundedPart of our year long programme exploring the past, present and future of representation, marking 100 years since all men and some women won the right to vote in Britain.  Following an open call for submissions, the 2018 community exhibition programme was selected by a panel of museum staff and members of a cross section of community groups.

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