Are you involved in a First World War community research project and considering how to share your findings with the wider community in an engaging and accessible way? Are you interested in creating an exhibition or perhaps hosting a community heritage event? Join us for a free workshop at the Institute of Historical Research in London where you can hear from both the community and academia on best practice in exhibition curation and fresh and exciting ideas for engaging the wider public in what your research has revealed.
Speakers include: Dr Helen Brooks (University of Kent), Jenny Flood (Newhaven Town Council),Clare Millett and Mary Kemp (Westgate Community Trust), Janys Thornton and Chris Reed (Sheppey Promenade)and Jasper Bouverie (Funder Films).
This event is organised by Gateways to the First World War and aimed at members of community project groups who have applied for funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund's First World War: Then and Now grant but we welcome anyone with an interest in community heritage research.
Book your free place here.
13:00- 14:00 Arrival for registration: Including lunch and exhibition viewing
14:00- 14:45 Dr Helen Brooks (University of Kent) - Introduction to curating an exhibition with Q and A
14:45- 15:05 Jenny Flood (Newhaven Town Council) Newhaven's First World War
15:05- 15:25 Clare Millett and Mary Kemp (Westgate Community Trust) Hidden Culture in Captivity - The Canterbury Connection
15:25- 15:35 Q and A for first panel
15:35- 15:50 Tea and coffee
15:50- 16:10 Janys Thornton and Chris Reed (Sheppey Promenade) Women of Sheppey in WW1
16:10- 16:30 Jasper Bouverie (Funder Films) Finding Ella Harding
16:30- 16:40 Q and A for second panel
16:40- 17:00 Dr Helen Brooks- closing thoughts, discussion and evaluation.
Venue: Wolfson Room NB01, Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.