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Using Art To Remember The Unsung Heroes Of Tragedy

Using art to remember the unsung heroes of tragedy

On November 8th,  Year 9 students at a secondary school in Bradford will work alongside Saltaire Stories, academics from Leeds Beckett University and a graphic artist to remember the fatal fire at Bradford City’s Valley Parade stadium, on 11 May 1985, when fifty six people lost their lives and many hundreds more had their lives changed permanently either by injuries or the loss of loved ones.

At the end of the last school year, researchers at Leeds Beckett University and Saltaire Stories launched a competition, which challenged Year 9 students in Bradford schools to create a piece of artwork or creative writing inspired by the stories of unsung heroism from the Bradford City fire.

The winning students will take part in a half-day workshop on November 8th with Leeds-based cartoonist Tom Bailey to create graphic novel stories that share the tales of unsung heroism from that fateful day.

Read more on the Forged by Fire project blog.

With thanks to the Forged by Fire project.

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