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Pendleton Together residents run high-tech art installation

Pendleton Together residents have volunteered to run a high-tech Imperial War Museum art installation, which will be on display in Pendleton Gateway for one week only.

IWM Volunteer

The digital art installation called Yemen: Say hello to connect was curated by Imperial War Museum and Future Everything as part of the museum’s Yemen: Inside a Crisis season which focuses on the humanitarian crisis in Yemen. So far, the installation has toured parts of Manchester, but this is the first time it will be held in a local community venue.

Residents enjoyed getting out of their comfort zone and learning how to use some of the new technology involved within the installation, such as interactive headsets and touch tables. It has also increased their confidence as they answered questions of visitors and met new people in their local community.

Lynne Harrison, Community Activities Officer, said: “The volunteers have really enjoyed being part of this installation as they have met some new, interesting people. While volunteering they have learnt a lot about the Yemen crisis and have found it important to be a part of the process that spreads awareness to the wider community.

“The IWM have been amazing with the volunteers and we thank them for all they have done and hopefully we can work together again in the future.”

Yemen: Say hello to connect is on display in the Pendleton Gateway until Friday 24th January 2020. If you would like to know more about the installation you can do so here.

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