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Batley Family Encounters


Batley Family Encounters

During February 2008, the Sheffield-based Encounters group used a suitcase, a tailor’s dummy, maps, cameras, blackboards and luggage labels to collect memories and stories from over 500 people of all ages about growing up in Batley, stories about family inheritance and family journeys; they collected family portrait drawings, asked questions and gathered photographs, finding stories and meeting people in schools, community centres and out and about on the streets of Batley.

This exhibition reveals and shares this unique snapshot of everyday life and visitors will be able to add their own stories to this collection.

For further information contact Clare Danek at The Media Centre on 01484 483 007 or email

This project was developed and commissioned by Batley Locality Children’s Centres, Kirklees Children and Young People Service, managed by Loca and delivered by Encounters. Loca is part of Kirklees Council’s Culture and Leisure Services


Date and time

9 October – 13 November 2008

Please note
This is now a past event.


Medialounge, the Media Centre