Steve Fairclough is a multi-skilled creative practitioner, a freelancer in the arts for over 25 years working specifically in the Northwest. He’s a performer, a creative writer, and facilitator. He loves stories, recording oral history for heritage projects, and film, both features and shorts. Steve is a “people person”, and much of his practice sits within community arts projects, growing, supporting, and celebrating creative journeys with participants of all ages and abilities. Letters Across Time has connected local people and unearthed stories about King Street through various workshops and creative sessions. Local film production company, Northern Heart Films were also commissioned to work to capture the project by producing a film.
“Streets Apart has been a fantastic project to engage in, with Northern Heart Films and The Old Courts. Coming back to my home town and connecting with local people, architecture, history, stories, film and the letter writing of course has all been a joy. I was quite emotional on occasions listening to the oral history recordings I made for Letters Across Time, and it only highlighted for me what other glorious stories Wiganers might have to tell!”