THEY talk about 'immersive art', and this is about as immersive as it gets.

A group of teenagers who made a documentary about a vanished neighbourhood of Oxford have seen it come to life at one of the city's top art galleries.

The film, Pigeons Over Paradise Square, was created by 14 students at Film Oxford and told some of the stories of St Ebbes – the bustling district which once thrived where the Westgate Centre now stands.

The teenagers interviewed people in their 70s and 80s who used to live in St Ebbes to create a journey into a bygone era.

This weekend the film was projected onto a wall at Modern Art Oxford as part of this year's Christmas Lights Festival, and the teenagers got to see their months of work spring to life.

The gallery agreed to screen the film on Friday night, Saturday and Sunday afternoon.

The film project was co-ordinated by Film Oxford as part of its iCreative scheme with East Oxford arts charity Fusion Arts.

It was designed as a continuation of a history project launched by Oxford artist Rachel Barbaresi last year to uncover the hidden history of what was once 'the beating heart of the city'.