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Community urged to get involved in massive Hulme 'Sweet' Hulme project


Hulme’s rich heritage will be in the spotlight with a major film documentary, touring photography exhibition and commemorative poem, as part of a partnership project between placemaking organisation One Manchester and community media company REELmcr.

One Manchester has been awarded grants from the Heritage Lottery Fund to work with Hulme residents in a unique project documenting Hulme life throughout the area’s various transformations from slums to the Crescents and beyond.

The Hulme `Sweet’ Hulme film documentary will be made with the community and residents of Hulme, past or present, particularly families who moved into the original Hulme houses in the 1970s and 1980s, are being urged to get involved to tell their stories and share old photos of one of Manchester’s most vibrant and socially important areas. The project will provide opportunities to go on heritage visits and walks, train to be part of the documentary film crew, or take part in photography and poetry workshops.

Filmmaker Paul Sapin, who has won a string of international awards for his TV work capturing social issues everywhere from Mexico to South Africa, will join the award-winning REELmcr to lead the documentary production. Poetry workshops will be led by popular Manchester wordsmith Tony Walsh, aka Longfella.

The launch of Hulme `Sweet’ Hulme will take place at Z-arts on Friday 18 December from 6pm-8pm with speakers and archive footage. Everyone is welcome to attend to learn more about the project and find out how they can get involved.

You can reserve a place by contacting REELmcr on 0793 1234 890 or

See 23 fascinating photographs of old Hulme.