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.

Making My Mark

We partnered with Create Studios to invite young people aged 16-25 from across the country to celebrate their personal identity and heritage through film.

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Group of young musicians and their instruments at Kenwood

Trial and Triumph: The Somerset Event

22nd June 2022 was the 250th anniversary of the landmark slavery legal case of 1772 – Somerset v Stewart. To mark this anniversary, English Heritage put together a public event including a panel discussion and invited the Chineke! Junior Orchestra to Kenwood House to perform newly commissioned music inspired by the life of James Somerset.

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Youth Summit 2022

In June, Shout Out Loud hosted our A new heritage youth summit at Wrest Park. Over two days we celebrated all of the great work done by young people and heritage organisations over the past four years as part of The National Lottery Heritage Fund's Kick the Dust initiative.

We got to hear from lots of incredible people who have all been part of the Kick the Dust programme in some way, including talks from staff at English Heritage, panel discussions with Shout Out Loud's Young Producers, performances from the National Youth Theatre, and plenty more! 

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Dancers learning steps

Reverberate: Encore

Some of the Grassroots organisations that ran small, locally-based projects at the end of 2020 as part of Reverberate, returned for round two - Reverberate: Encore! Continuing the enabling and empowerment of young people aged 11-25 to re-discover, re-imagine and re-create their local heritage through creativity, and share that vision with their communities.

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Wide shot of England's New Lenses photography exhibition at Wrest Park

England’s New Lenses: The Commissions

Four young emerging photographers were selected in early 2021 to create a body of work inspired by four English Heritage sites of their choosing: Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland, Middleham Castle in Yorkshire and Tintagel Castle in Cornwall. Each exploring and communicating what heritage means to them.

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A Job in History Careers Series

Our Young Producers are trying to de-mystify the wide variety of roles in heritage by interviewing some of the best. Want to work in the industry get some hints and tips, or do you like heritage but don't think there is a career for you, these are the videos for you!

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