Arts Council England
Creating a legacy for the Clifton community
Lifelong Clifton residents have been journeying into the past to create art and poetry for new generations to share.
The Clifton Storey’s project has seen local older people create art inspired by their own history, stories and changing aspirations as residents of the Clifton North estate in Nottingham.
In the late 1940s, Nottingham Corporation began work on the new Clifton Estate, with a neighbourhood spirit that characterised urban streets of back-to-back housing – but in an open, greener environment. The new housing complex had many benefits to residents – but life was not always easy and those who moved there had to forge a new community from scratch.
Funded by Arts Council and the National Lottery, Creative Paths explored the roots of these new communities and gave those who first moved to the estate in 1951, and more recent residents a chance to document their experiences.
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