In 2018, renowned artists Larry Achaimpong and David Blandy used spoken word and storytelling from Castleford Heritage Trust’s late chairperson, Alison Drake, in their work ‘FF Gaiden: Legacy’ which premiered at Yorkshire Sculpture Park at their 2018 ‘Revolt and Revolutions’ Exhibition

Combined with video animation, this work tells the story of Alison’s life living in Castleford, including anecdotes about hopes and struggles.

This video features a strong sense of cultural and local identity with many topics of local historical importance, including the closure of Castleford’s mining industry.

Many people responded to this work, connecting with its story and themes.

Image Credit: FF Gaiden: Legacy — David Blandy

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A computer generated image of a young woman climbing a mountain and looking out at a sunrise