Retooled: Rover Workers’ Digital Storytelling Project

10 Jul

Walking Through Longbridge
A new project is helping a group of ex-Rover workers record their memories of five years ago when 6000 jobs were lost at the plant in Longbridge.

Retooled is helping the workers build a website of stories about what it was like for them on the day the closure was announced and what happened next. The aim is that, in time, the website will become an interactive, open resource for others facing redundancy and job losses.

The group have joined together for the first time today and taken part in an initial session at Moseley Exchange. B<31 will be keeping an eye on how the project develops.

The project is  supported by the Arts CouncilBirmingham City CouncilHello  DigitalTalk About Local, and is due to fully launch on 25th July 2010.


2 Responses to “Retooled: Rover Workers’ Digital Storytelling Project”


  1. Retooled: Beginning Building Stories « B<31 - July 12, 2010

    […] couple of days ago, I posted about the Retooled Longbridge project. As part of the Retooled project, Nicky Getgood & John Barnett have collected some content from […]

  2. Retooled Goes Live « B<31 - July 30, 2010

    […] our initial post about Retooled (ex-Rover workers working on a project to build a website for those facing or experiencing […]

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