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May 28

Oral history meets Creature Comforts in a new documentary screened alongside rarely seen archive film of Lancaster, Preston and Barrow in June.

Give Me Today, Anytime is a creative documentary film commissioned as part of Walking In Others Footsteps and is a warm celebration of contemporary domestic life combined with voices from the past recorded by Elizabeth Roberts in Lancaster, Preston and Barrow during the 1970s and 1980s.

In the short film, a collage of conversations from a cross-section of households in Lancashire and Cumbria reveal their daily rituals with warmth and humour.

The documentary has been produced by local film-makers Jon Randall and Tom Diffenthal, two of several artists commissioned by Mirador to take part in Walking In Others Footsteps.

The documentary will be followed by archive film of Lancaster, Preston and Barrow and a question and answer session with Dr Elizabeth Roberts herself whose archive is now available through a dedicated website hosted by the Regional Heritage Centre at Lancaster University.

The pioneering work by Elizabeth, who lives in Lancaster and was born in Barrow, captured the voices and memories of people in Barrow, Lancaster and Preston from 1890 up until 1970.

The free screenings take place at The Dukes in Lancaster on June 3 and at Barrow Library on June 5. The Dukes event begins at 5pm and free tickets must be booked through The Dukes Box Office on 01524 598500 or www.dukes-lancaster.org The Barrow event begins at 6pm and free tickets can be picked up from the Library or online at www.miradorarts.co.uk/tickets

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