Our projects create new ways to explore our history and discover some of the most important heritage sites in England.

From Stonehenge in Wiltshire to Berwick Barracks in Northumberland, we are making art, developing new plays, films, soundscapes, and exhibitions all inspired by England’s rich heritage.

We are transforming how we tell England’s stories.

The Ancestors

A clique of Caribbean maroon warrior women,

A general of Haiti and his right-hand man,

An ex-enslaved couple reclaiming their land,

A group of Black French Caribbean soldiers and their wives travelling across the Atlantic to be reunited with them.

These are the Ancestors: manifesting in our world, in the hopes we can stop history repeating itself.

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The Young Producers with SOL hats at a castle

Young Producer Residential 2022

In November 2022, our Young Producers went away for an exciting residential weekend. We were joined by young people who used to work for Shout Out Loud in placement positions, and some members of the Shout Out Loud team. Based all over the country, this was a great opportunity for everyone to come together and meet in person, and to all wear our excellent new yellow hats!

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collage of letters and images of black historical figures

Black Chiswick through History

Black Chiswick through History is an ongoing community research project which aims to look more deeply at the collections of artefacts and plants at Chiswick House.

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Apsley House Site Visit

In October 2021, City Lions Westminster visited Apsley House to learn about its history and engage with its large art collection.

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3 women in period dress sitting on the walls at Middleham Castle

England’s New Lenses

England’s New Lenses was a photography programme that ran from summer 2020 until autumn 2021, delivered in partnership with Photoworks.

There were several phases and you can find out all about them and the work created here.

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From Ordinary to Extraordinary

We partnered with the Young Archaeologists' Club to help fund an exciting opportunity for YACs from across the UK to design and deliver an archaeology themed project in their own community.

The projects focused on exploring untold stories and narratives linked to a site/place chosen by their group.

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