History/Heritage

Just one thing after another…

The past allows us to escape, to create and to imagine. As a curator, researcher and interpreter, it has also offered opportunities and experiences to explore.

Liberation 70 marking the 70th anniversary of the World War Two liberation of the Channel Islands

Research and recording of conversations exploring occupation, evacuation and liberation

Development and direction of a new 55-minute radio play featuring 30 community actors 

Content creation for BBC Radio 4, the British Library, BBC Radio Jersey and BBC Radio Guernsey

 

VE70 marking the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day

Research and recording of 8 personal stories for radio and online 

(including the GI baby who waited 70 years for an American passport) 

Production and presentation of a 55-minute documentary (VE Day - 70 Years On)

Content creation for BBC GNS, BBC Online and BBC Radio Devon

 

Curator (Plymouth City Museum and Art Gallery)

Initiation and curatorial management of Plymouth’s oral history archive and contemporary collecting programme (through Tales From The City – Plymouth’s most ambitious social history project ever) 

Development and delivery of local history policies, projects and public programming

Exhibition programming, design and interpretation

Presentation and publication of community history research

Researcher (SW Regional Film and Television Archive) 

Research into film and television archive collections exploring history of diversity 

Creation of partnerships and projects ensuring the dissemination of research

Collation of moving image learning resources for adult and schools projects

 

Producer

Hidden City Festival for Part Exchange Company and Arts Council England

Creation of two large scale site-specific exhibitions exploring the hidden histories of three buildings in Plymouth using audio, film, photography and art installations 

Walk on Film for Plymouth Arts Centre and the British Film Institute

Development and delivery of a series of walking performances inspired by the historic environment, records and archive film of Plympton

 

Interpreter 

Bringing the House to Life for the National Trust at Saltram

Performances using historic records and inspired by the people of the place

 

Exeter Maritime Museum 2 for Exeter Museums Service

Management and development of maritime history site and exhibition

Research, content and design of learning resources for schools

Delivery of talks and workshops at historic sites and the education unit

 

Teacher/Trainer

Oral history and reminiscence for Group for Education in Museums

Reminiscence for South East Cornwall Museums

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