Tagged with First World War

Congratulations to Meg Lintern and Helena Baxendale

The Young Walter Scott Prize is a creative writing prize specifically for young budding historical fiction writers. Entrants who are interested in history and writing are aged between 11 and 19. Congratulations to Wiltshire based Meg Lintern and Helena Baxendale who were among ten highly commended entrants in the 2018 Young Walter Scott Prize awards. … Continue reading

Guest blog: Prudence Maltby writes about the concluding Cicatrix events at the end of its touring

Guest blog: Prudence Maltby writes about the concluding Cicatrix events at the end of its touring

Swindon and Montreal: These final exhibitions have been an opportunity to further expand the Cicatrix project, successfully reflecting the Commonwealth collaboration between the six artists on Salisbury Plain, honouring their compatriots who trained in this landscape to fight in WW1. For Montreal we each created a print version of the project for Montreal, Cicatrix Imprimé; … Continue reading

Funding: First World War – then and now

Funding: First World War – then and now

Projects that improve the understanding of World War I can apply for grants of between £3,000 and £10,000 through the Heritage Lottery Fund’s (HLF) £6million small grants programme “First World War: then and now”.  The aim of this grants programme is to help communities mark the Centenary of the First World War. HLF want to fund projects … Continue reading

Talks at Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre

The  Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre have released details about its forthcoming programme which includes a talk by Joy Bloomfield – Wiltshire and the ARTeology Project on Wednesday 17 October 10.30am – Admission £4. a talk on Women and the First World War by author and journalist Kate Adie on Thursday 1 November at 7pm. Cost £10 – booking … Continue reading

Funding: Big Ideas for project themes relating to WW1

Big Ideas delivers community and education projects locally, nationally and globally, tackling big issues and removing barriers to participation. Community groups are invited to get involved and apply for small-scale funding to run creative activities inspired by project themes relating to WW1. The six Big Ideas projects currently underway each explore a different aspect of … Continue reading

Cicatrix – the concluding phase to commemorate WW1

Cicatrix – the concluding phase to commemorate WW1

The story of Cicatrix,  a project devised by three local artists, first appeared on our arts blog site four years ago.  The title means ‘scar of a healed wound’  and the artists were looking to develop a visual language to mark the WW1 centenary. In the early stages of the project artists Prudence Maltby, Susan Francis and Henny Burnett … Continue reading

Guest blog: Never Had They Ever – freelance musician Louise Jordan talks about songwriting as a tool for working with young people to bring the past to life

Guest blog: Never Had They Ever – freelance musician Louise Jordan talks about songwriting as a tool for working with young people to bring the past to life

As a folk singer and songwriter, I am interested in cultural memory and the way stories are passed down through the ‘oral tradition’. Since September 2016 I have been touring ‘No Petticoats Here’, a one-woman performance of original music and storytelling which I wrote in response to my own frustration at the absence of women’s … Continue reading