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.

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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Completed potting shed

Potting Shed Build

Young people on an architecture programme helped to build a potting shed in the gardens of Temple Church in Bristol, which will be used by the local community.

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Bristol Temple Church

Temple Church Poetry

We used poetry to link up students from St Mary Redcliffe and Temple School with their local English Heritage site – Temple Church in Bristol.

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Sea Songs

Sea Songs was an outdoor art and nature project sponsored by Shout Out Loud. It is part of ‘Wild Eye’, a programme led by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust and Invisible Dust in Scarborough and Whitby.

In this project, students from Scarborough Sixth Form worked with leading sound artist, Rob Mackay.

Together, we explored how creativity and conversations can help people from the local area, as well as new visitors, to engage more with the natural environments surrounding these sites.

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Our Mini Museum

In August 2021, we learnt about the process of photogrammetry (otherwise known as 3D modelling), and then put it into practice at Audley End House and Gardens. After a tour of the site, we chose a selection of historic objects we wanted to 3D model and digitally catalogue.

We found ourselves asking… Why are humans drawn to collecting ‘trinkets’? And how is a Russian rat’s tail from 1854 relevant today?

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Young musicians at Kenwood

Stories, Sites and Sounds

Members of the Chineke! Junior Orchestra explored the lives of three historical figures, and then created incredible pieces of music inspired by their stories.

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