iBooks and installations bringing First World War Tyneside back to life.

Addy Dixon, Reflections of Newcastle 1914-18 image (c) Matt JamieMarking the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, Reflections of Newcastle explores the intellectual, cultural and social life of Newcastle during the First World War with three new iBooks.

A mixture of fact and fiction, the iBooks feature three city walks and combine intimate storytelling with a rich collection of archive materials – telling stories of the city as never heard before.

Choose a character to lead your tour - young munitions worker Addy Dixon, injured soldier Johnny Atkinson or siblings Harry and Emmy Fisher whose father has gone to war. Watch footage of your guides as they recount their wartime experiences, listen to the music of the time and discover the fascinating archive materials which inspired and informed these stories of life on the home front.

Download the iBooks for free here or from iTunes

Visit the Lit and Phil where iPads are available to borrow.

Written by Fiona Ellis
Directed by Cinzia Hardy
Filming & Photography by Matt Jamie & Donna-Lisa Healy
Costume Design by Imogen Cloët & Joy Sanders
iBook Designed by Julia Dobson
Partners: Lit and Phil, Northumbria University, Newcastle College
Funders: The Heritage Lottery Fund

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