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Summer is over

Summer is over

As the school summer break is over, everyone is back from their holidays and everyone is back at work the Fabric of Life is now ready to focus on its celebration event in November. November feels like it should be a long way off but we have just ten weeks until all of our groups … Continue reading

So Far …

So Far …

As the summer holidays begin we take a break from the Fabric of Life and start planning for next term. This is a great time to look back at what the project has achieved so far. To date 45 young people have engaged with the project from all over Wiltshire. Eleven young people have taken … Continue reading

Working with Artists

Working with Artists

    You don’t stumble upon your heritage. It’s there, just waiting to be explored and shared.                                                                                                                                       Robbie Robertson Our blog may have gone quiet but the work on Fabric of Life has continued. Following on from our many visits to local museums, the V&A and the Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre our four groups … Continue reading

Theatre, Gender and Sexuality

Theatre, Gender and Sexuality

Hi! I’m Phoebe, and I am delighted to be a theatre practitioner involved in the Fabric of Life Project. As a bit of a history nerd myself (though certainly no expert!) as well as being bisexual, this project is right up my street! For my first blog post, I thought I would give you a … Continue reading

The V&A … Three times!

The V&A … Three times!

Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak. Rachel Zoe. London’s Victoria and Albert Museum has the largest and most comprehensive collection of dress in the world so we would have been crazy not to take the young people working on the Fabric of Life to London for a visit. The … Continue reading

One Week, Three Museums!

One Week, Three Museums!

The Munitions workers had already established their image in tunic and trousers, but were mainly centred in industrial towns and worked indoors. The Women’s Defence Relief Corps had introduced the idea of longish smock and gaiters and boots, but not as compulsory uniform. Now the Land Army girl was officially clad in twill breeches, pullover and … Continue reading

The Fabric of Life

The Fabric of Life

Gone were the buxom femininity of the Edwardian lady and the bluff machismo of the Edwardian gent. The new woman lopped off her hair, first bobbing it, then shingling it … and then cutting it all off into an Eton crop, the shortest of all. She wore cloche hats and sporty, androgynous-looking jumpers, her breasts … Continue reading

Dancing Back to 1914- Final celebration and sharing

Dancing Back to 1914- Final celebration and sharing

Final sharing of our Heritage Lottery Funded project “Dancing Back to 1914” took place at County Hall, Trowbridge on Thursday 3rd March 2016. The event featured live music performances, dance and theatre performances with tea and cake served by Last Baguette Theatre Company. This has been an exceptional project which has worked creatively to support … Continue reading

The Bigger Picture Visioning Day 2014

The Bigger Picture Visioning Day 2014

The Bigger Picture Visioning Day 2014 This event was an opportunity for a range of partner organisations (internal and external) whose role has a focus upon young people; notably Public Health, Education, Police and Early Help to influence how a programme of work develops, ensuring that it is effective, of high quality and meets the needs of the … Continue reading