Projects

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.

History Markers graphic - Cut outs of various historical figures including Dido Belle and Virginia Woolf

History Makers

History makers is not a project in a traditional sense, but an ongoing digital collection of stories from our site, monuments and plaques that we select to celebrate memorial days and history months with. This page provides a hub to learn more about all the history makers we highlight.

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Retreat Into Nature

Since February 2021, we have been working on the ‘Retreat Into Nature’ project exploring the effects of nature on our wellbeing with members of The Snappy Trust.

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York Cold War Bunker, View of control room showing monitoring and communications equipment.

Sounds of the Cold War

Between November 2020 and February 2021, we worked on the ‘Sounds of the Cold War’ project with Grimm &. Co., a literacy and creative writing charity based in Rotherham. This online project focused on uncovering the hidden stories of York’s elusive Cold War Bunker.

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Sculpture at Portchester castle of a ship wreck

Freedom and Revolution

Together with the National Youth Theatre and the University of Warwick, we are creating 'Freedom and Revolution' a play and project that will shine a new light on the lives of these prisoners and will offer an important window into England’s story.

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Stonehenge sunset

Stonehenge Stargazing

Since September 2020, we have been working with young people from the local Army Welfare Service, on a project that explores Stonehenge, its history and its relationship to the sun, stars and sky.

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Statue graphic

Untold Stories

Last autumn we uncovered untold stories through poetry, over the course of several workshops (and a poetry competition) with Jacob Sam-La Rose, English Heritage’s Poet in Residence for 2020, and Malika Booker.  

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