Date/Time: 01/06/2004 12:00 am
a social economic experiment in public history, memory and intellectual
peek freans factory reopens for one week only as a memory factory to
investigate the utopian potential of placing the discourse on globalisation
of memory at the intersection of tourism, urban renewal and cultural
“…the first thing you need you to do is to go home and collect everything
that has some association with the factory…anything…we will use these
items to create a map in our memory places…loci memoriae…we will need
photos, clothing, gifts, books, journal entries…
and as the mapping is done, our technicians will work on the licensing of
your memories… Offering memories under a licence means offering some of
your rights to the cultural market, but only on certain conditionsŠ”
an event staged by paula roush and msdm at coleman project space 94 webster road bermondsey london SE16 T 020 7237 9120
1st-5th June 2004:Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday between 10.30 –
12.00 in the morning and 1.30 – 3 in the afternoon (Please note that there
are NO sessions on Thursday, 3rd June)
film screening – 1st June
The morning session will feature a screening of Sands Film’s movie ‘New Ways
Old Ways (1989) that samples the 1906 documentary ‘Biscuit Works:A Visit to
Peak Freans¹- the first film in the cinema history documenting factory work
(1906)- with footage contemporary to the closure of the factory,debating the
transition from fordist to knowledge labour.
special presentation – 2nd June
Guest speakers historians Winifred Scott, author of ‘Coryton: The History of
a Village’ and Chair of the Bata Reminiscence Centre (a reminiscence group
centred around the famous shoe factory in Tilbury) and Mike Ostler,Chair of
Local History Forum in Tilbury will discuss the relationship between
community, archive and worker’s history.
Charabanc Trip to Tilbury – 3rd June
Join us for a very special free bus tour to East Tilbury showing Bata
factory and the Bata Reminiscence Centre, leaving from Coleman Project Space
promptly at 10am.
Booking for this trip is essential. Call 020 7237 9120.
The Biscuit Town project is a collaboration between coleman project space
and msdm, funded by the South East London Community Foundation and the
Community Renewal Unit.
With the friendly support of Emily Druiff, Nina Pope – her project
Bata-ville is currently at the Bata Factory, B+B, Cafe Gallery Projects,
Creative Circle, Sands Films, the Bata Reminiscence Centre, and the Art in
Community Settings working group at
the Birkbeck College/ University of London.
See also, in progress