Call for entries: Leicester Family Project – deadline 21 March 2010

Call for entries: Leicester Family Project

A new and exciting initiative is inviting people from Leicester to share stories and experiences of family life for an online book.

The Leicester Family project, part of the De Montfort University’s Amplified Leicester experiment will explore the realities of family life in Leicester and assess how families have changed through the decades.

The project is looking to record people’s experiences of family life in Leicester, celebrate what it was was like in the past, capture what it’s like today, as well as imagine what families will be like in the future. A selection of entries will be chosen to represent The Leicester Family for an online digital book which will be designed and
produced by April 1st 2010.

Entries can be presented through any creative form, from song to poetry, drawings to photo, capturing one of the four themes, The family – defined, The family and Decisions, The Family and Leisure and The Family at Dinner Time. The project will be blogging inspirational ideas to make entries sparkle, until the end of February.

A roadshow is being organised on 13th March at the Etc suite Phoenix Square Digital Media Centre between 10.00-14.00. Contributors can work on their entries on the day or bring along material to be scanned in. The Amplified Leicester team will also be on hand to record one minute videos with families.

To find out more you can visit or find the project on Myspace, Flickr, Facebook, Twitter @leicesterfamily, and Youtube by typing in Leicester Family. Entries will need to be emailed to or added to the Flickr group by 21st March 2010. There are a selection of prizes for the best contributions, including National Book Tokens and a family portrait sitting with Maz courtesy of Maz Mashru Leicester.

Thank you

Farhana Shaikh
Project Co-ordinator

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