Tagged with World War One

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

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

Dancing Back In Time

Dancing Back In Time

The years leading up to the outbreak of World War One are often remembered as elegant and stylish, a period of decadence and leisure. A genteel world which was to be shattered by the outbreak of the most destructive war that man could engineer. There is a wealth of creative potential within these assumptions about … Continue reading