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.

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

Sounds of the Cold War

We have been working on the ‘Sounds of the Cold War’ project with Grimm &. Co., a literacy and creative writing charity based in Rotherham. The project focuses 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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Looking at old documents

Reverberate

Grassroots organisations ran small, locally-based projects at the end of 2020 that enabled and empowered 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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Polymer clay crafts made by girls from Rosebud Center

Make Your Mark!

The Rosebud Centre for Girls discovered the hidden treasures of Ranger's House and with the help of artists from the Creative Futures programme, learned how to make their own!

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Statue graphic

Untold Stories

This autumn we’re uncovering 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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Young people visiting Formby beach

Rise from the Rubble

In August 2020 we partnered with Nugent for Rise from the Rubble, we explored different creative ways to engage with the history of the Second World War, visiting Formby Beach where D-Day landing soldiers of the King’s Regiment trained to hear stories about the soldiers, and investigate the Blitz-rubble.

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