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  • Tottenham – send us your stories!

    13th February 2019


    We’re making a brand-new game for Tottenham that celebrates the area’s rich cultural and social history and we want to include your stories! 

    The game is being created with the local digital artist Imwen Eke and the Tottenham UpLIFTers, a group of Tottenham teenagers that have been working on various artistic projects with LIFT since 2015. Premiering in August, it will be an immersive digital experience that will take audiences to different sites across the local area where some of Tottenham’s hidden stories will be revealed through augmented reality combined with live performances.

    As the game is currently being developed, the UpLIFTers are gathering stories and ideas that will then be incorporated into the game and accompanying online map, so we need the help of the local community to uncover Tottenham’s undiscovered stories – from the everyday events that make the area what it is or the ‘I can’t believe that happened here!’ moments.

    We’d love to hear from you and there are a number of ways to contribute – you can either complete our short online form, send an email or voice note to our Senior Producer, Carolyn Forsyth on carolyn@liftfestival.com or call the LIFT office on 020 7968 6800.

    If you’d prefer your story to remain anonymous that’s fine, just let us know when you contact us. Unfortunately, due to time and space limitations, we won’t be able to feature everyone’s story in the game but they will all be part of our research process. We may also use the stories in the communications and publicity for the game.

    Once we’ve gathered the stories the UpLIFTers will choose some of their favourites which we’ll share back with the local community during a walking tour on Saturday 13 April, further details about that event coming soon.

    Images: Tottenham UpLIFTers during various interventions on Tottenham High Road in 2017, part of Live On The High Street. Photographer: Jalaikon
    Tottenham UpLIFTers is a LIFT commission conceived and co-directed by Darren O’Donnell with Alice Fleming