CELEBRATING UNTOLD LOVE STORIES OF THE 80S!

A brand new photographic archive and film project celebrating the hidden love stories of couples who fell in love 40 years ago.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

We Found Love In The 80s is searching for couples to share their stories of falling in love in the 1980s and how they overcame obstacles to be together. Whether it was a school romance or a meeting on a production line, introductions by parents or a relationship that went beyond community boundaries, a slowly evolving friendship or love at first sight, We Found Love In The 80s! wants to hear your stories of the 1980s and how you fought to be together. 

We are particularly hoping to find couples who overcame obstacles - whether that be racism, homophobia or class prejudice - to build their lives together,

The stories will feature in a new short film and online archive to be debuted in October 2020 at Barbican's programmed festival, Leytonstone Loves Film.

 

At a time when romance and relationships are often presented as being as simple as a right or left swipe on a dating app, couples are being invited to share their love stories and show what it takes to find each other and stay together!

 

Go to Take Part and submit your story! 

WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU

We're looking to gather as many hidden and diverse love stories from the 1980s as possible. If you have any questions or just want to find out more about the project, feel free to get in touch with us.
We'll get back to you as soon as we can. 
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OFFICIAL FUNDING PARTNERS

This project has been co-commissioned by Waltham Forest Council, Barbican (Beyond the Mile) and Future Arts Centres, supported by Arts Council England to mark The National Lottery’s 25th birthday.
Special thanks to Warwick Arts Centre.

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