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Can you help bring Baa Baas occasions to life?

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Barbarians games at Welford Road were the highlight of the rugby year for generations of supporters, bringing the biggest names in the game to the home of the Leicester Tigers. Now there is a project to create a time capsule of memories from these great occasions, and you can play your part.

Are you a Tigers fan with memories, photos, films and memorabilia of the annual Barbarians games? Did you go to the matches with your family? Or work at Welford Road when it was played?

A project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council is creating a digital time capsule of the Tigers versus Barbarians games and organisers want to gather as many recollections and materials as possible.

Next Tuesday (March 18), they will be at the Soft Touch Arts Centre in New Walk, Leicester, and will welcome any supporters to call in and explore the history of the Baa Baas game with other fans.

See historical photos from the Leicester Mercury archive and help enrich them with stories and information of your own experiences.

You can bring your photos, films and memorabilia to be recorded, digitised and added to the time capsule too.

There will be three drop-in workshops – pop into whichever one you can make for as long you can stay – running at 12-2pm, 4-6pm and 6.30-8.30pm at Soft Touch Arts Centre, 50 New Walk, Leicester LE1 6TF. Refreshments will be provided.

If you have your own collection of photos, films or memorabilia about the Baa Baas, take them along to share.

If you have any queries, please email [email protected]

The pilot project has been delivered through the Collaborative Arts Triple Helix Project, a research project by the University of Birmingham in partnership with University of Leicester.