Collecting for 2013 – My Line Documentaries

What’s your favourite Underground line? Is it the one closest to where you live, or the line which takes you to the places you love in the capital? Do you like a line that’s the fastest, coolest or quietest?

For our 150th anniversary celebrations of the Underground, the Museum is working in partnership with My Street films and Doc in a Day at UCL to explore what five different Underground lines mean to five community groups located nearby. Starting in Acton and the Piccadilly Line, a group of people from the United Anglo Caribbean Society have been exploring what makes the Piccadilly Line unique and what experiences they have had of using the line. From a lady who is on her first visit to London and thus only used the Tube for the first time 3 weeks ago, to elders who have been using the Underground for 50 years, their stories and experiences are being captured on camera.

These ‘My Line’ documentaries are being produced, directed, filmed and edited by the groups involved, giving the participants the opportunity to learn new skills whilst they share their stories. Over the next couple of months we’ll also be venturing to Harrow for the Metropolitan Line, Pimlico for the Victoria Line, Old Street for the Northern Line and Richmond for the District Line, with tales and adventures from each being showcased on here.

What’s your line? Share your stories of what makes your Underground line the best.

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2 thoughts on “Collecting for 2013 – My Line Documentaries”

  1. Hi there

    I really enjoyed the screening last Saturday (I’m the Chair of Kings Corner Project and of course a tube traveller!). Will you be putting the films up on the web? I wanted to show someone what you’d all been doing (and also have another look at the wonderful beginning of the Piccadilly Line film as a good start to my day!)

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  2. Hi Sarah,

    Thanks so much – really pleased you enjoyed it!

    Yes, the films are online at http://www.youtube.com/ltmuseumvideo – the District and Northern ones will be up from tomorrow as I’ve now got all of the files ready for loading. The Piccadilly one is there now though so you can start your Tuesday morning with their singing!

    Thanks again!

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