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See Me Too

See Me Too

Celebrating Swindon's Diverse Heritage

The See Me Too project brought communities and young people together to explore how the town's rich history has been shaped by people from across the world over two centuries. 

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund more than 40 interviews were recorded by the Create Studios team with stories of movement, migration, families and hope from former GWR railway workers, Nepalese and Afro-Carribean communities, and the Harbour Project helping today's refugees. 

Nationwide played host to the exhibition of films and photography for a week at it's head office, following displays at local museums and the central library. 

According to the last census data, Swindon's population is 14% black, Asian, and minority ethnic, and See Me Too curator Shahina Johnson was driven by ensuring everyone's stories could be told and recorded in local archives. . 

Swindon is also in the City of Sanctuary Network, a movement spread throughout the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland, committed to building a culture of hospitality and welcome, especially for refugees seeking sanctuary from war and persecution.

Find out more about the See Me Too exhibition at createstudios.org.uk/see-me-too.