Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18

28 June 2016 | Hannah Clark

‘Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18′ launches at the Literary and Philosophical Society on 1 and 2 July. A collaboration between the Lit & Phil, Northumbria University, Newcastle College and the November Club, ‘Reflections’ involves the creation of three iBooks and city centre walks that look at the intellectual, cultural and social life of Newcastle during World War One.

iBook photograph and film stills © Matt Jamie

The iBooks combine archive material from local and national archives and collections with narratives spoken directly to the viewer by fictional characters, through film, photography and written material, to guide people around the streets of Newcastle. The research aspect of the project was undertaken by Lit & Phil volunteers and students from Northumbria University Humanities department, whilst the iBook was designed and created by Newcastle College students.

The iBooks will be launched with two open days at the Lit & Phil on 1 and 2 July. There will be several live events across the city, free guided tours of the Lit & Phil and an opportunity to upload the iBooks onto personal iPads or borrow one from the Lit & Phil so members of the public can take a walk around Newcastle and see it from a different perspective.

For more information and details of all activities and events taking place visit the Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18 blog.