The North End Business Association, in partnership with iMOVe, the North Branch Library and several other organizations in the North End, are celebrating the 250th anniversary of the naming of the Gottingen region.
The Gottingen 250 Festival will take place September 12-14, with a special community video project, FM radio and Internet broadcast from the Library, hosted and produced by the youth and mentors of iMOVe, with the technical support of Ryakuga Grassroots Communications and in collaboration with participating residents, businesses and nonprofit organizations.
106.9GotAVoiceFM will go live on air Tuesday September 8, and will cover the happenings of the festival, as well as broadcasting stories, interviews, community panels, archival audio, and music from the North End community for 6 days.
Festival organizers are seeking broad community participation in the event, and are collecting stories and photographs from interested parties over the summer to be integrated into the broadcast, the video project, photo archive and projection installment, and interactive map app of Gottingen Street. There are also opportunities for community members to showcase their talents or host their own radio show live on-air during the broadcast.
Interested community members who have a story or photograph to share, or who would like to get involved can contact iMOVe by email at email@example.com or phone at 902-407-4249. Photographs can be dropped off at North Branch Library, to be scanned then safely returned to contributor.