Worcestershire Arts Partnership Blog

Monday, 26 January 2015

Theatre in Education Training Day from GEM West Midlands 17th Feb Library of Birmingham

We still have spaces on the Theatre in Education training day on 17th February at The Library of Birmingham. Speakers and topics are:


Matthew Ward, History Needs You:

'The play's the thing'

Seriously engaging fun - Historian and broadcaster Matthew Ward, of HistoryNeedsYou, will share his experiences in lighting the touch-paper of imagination, inspiring diverse audiences to have a passion for history and heritage. Matthew worked on three series of Horrible Histories and was the historian for the new BBC film 'Testament of Youth'. HistoryNeedsYou works with a wide variety of organisations including heritage and educational bodies, broadcasters and cultural groups. Warning: this presentation may contain jokes.


Pyn Stockman & Mandy Ross, Secret City Arts

Out of the archive and onto the stage - Creative performance making with children and young people using historical research and archive images.


Matt Hinks, Big Brum - , 'Talking about WW1 - The End of Reason 1914-1918'

A talk about the creative and TiE process used at Highbury and plans for the 'Taking 2' audio project.


Gemma Dhami, Museum Development Officer for Worcestershire & Rachel Shepherd – Avoncroft Museum, Bromsgrove

'Animating Worcestershire's Museums' runs from April 2014 to March 2015 and has been a collaborative project between 6 museums in Worcestershire to create a quality costumed interpretation offer in the county. As part of the project we have had a huge amount of costume produced, provided a number of training days and created an online volunteer recruitment portal.


Rachel Sharpe, Croome Redefined, Local Partnerships Officer

Developing  Live Interpretation – The do’s and the Don’ts!

Rachel has worked as a teacher, writer, director and outreach officer for the past 18 years.  From leading Europe’s largest cultural heritage site specific community performance, to her current role at the National Trust developing a live interpretation offer which tells Croome’s unique stories in a very different way!  Croome Encounters has been a huge success for the property, taking visitor experience to the max; not only rehearsing in front of visitors but making them part of the audition process.  Rachel’s workshop will take you through their journey, an honest account of what did and didn’t work with lessons you can apply at your own museum or property.


Do contact me if you would like to book a place. £10 members £15 non-members.


Best wishes,



Learning, Volunteering and Partnerships Manager

Museums Worcestershire

Co-Convenor for GEM West Midlands


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