Steve Fairclough and Northern Heart Films

Steve Fairclough & Northern Heart Films: Letters Across Time




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!”

Scott Bradley is a Director of Northern Heart Films. He is always striving to push his creativity, develop new ways of working and collaborate with new talent. He’s driven by human stories and capturing authentic voices that offer universal themes. Passionate about the North, Scott is a regular contributor to Creative Lancashire. In 2022 Scott was selected on BFI Network’s ‘Creative Producers’ scheme which coaches the best up and coming Northern Producers.


Scott has also directed Northern Heart’s recent projects including ‘Ocean Greens’ (Quorn), and produced ‘Finding ‘Appiness’ (Doc Society). Both shorts have gone on to receive great film festival success around the world.