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A team of Southampton volunteers are busily researching Southampton’s shift from ‘making’ to ‘moving’ through the changing uses of the former Ford site in Swaythling. The community history project entitled Transition: from fields to Ford and beyond launched in March 2017 with a £70k grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Now Heritage Creative Director, Emma Golby-Kirk, is currently working as Heritage Project Manager on the Heritage Lottery funded Age Fusion project for Age Concern Hampshire. Through this, she is exploring new approaches to connecting young and old meaningfully in engagement activities, and has discovered the power of puppets ....

How do you dramatise an epic battle with only three actors? The obvious answer is to use the audience, and that's exactly what we did when we took our play about the Battle of Agincourt to three Hampshire Schools.

Welcome to Now Heritage

Community Interest Company

We create projects which bring people together to discover and explore social history through oral history, research and reminiscence activities, and through the enjoyment of live performance, digital media, exhibitions and events.

 "It was a really lovely show - beautifully put together and wonderfully sensitive to the space that it was in. Really inspiring."  

- Lizzie Crarer, Director, The Heroine Project Presents (re: Performance of A Mouthful of Earth - From St Mary Mede to Azincourt on 23 October 2015, Bishop's Waltham)

"It was a superb production, thought-provoking and beautifully acted. It was a truly authentic way of commemorating the 600th anniversary of Agincourt and I thoroughly enjoyed the performance."

-Cllr Alison Hoare, Chairman of New Forest District Counci (re: performance on 25 October 2015 at The Great Hall, Winchester)

"Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU and WELL DONE for the wonderful and very stimulating performance today from your company.  Your own tag line ‘unlocking stories’ was never more true – wow what a tale!  I was transfixed.  The poetic script and the quality of the characters' performances was memorable and has certainly had an impact on the pupils here."

- Ms D Hinks, Deputy Head, Toynbee School (re: performance and workshop at Toynbee School on 21 October 2015)


Our projects past and present
October 2016
It’s not every day you get asked to make a ‘flash mob’ exploring the culture of philanthropy. We had great fun working with students from Solent University and Totton College creating a lively 8 minute piece exploring the stories of some of Britain’s greatest givers.

In the Spring and Summer of 2012, we worked with a group of visually impaired students at a Hampshire School, supporting them to set up and present their own radio station.

Supporting theatre company 'The Heroine Project Presents' with the education offer linked to their touring play
January - June 2016

A fresh look at the Battle of Agincourt, and Hampshire's connection to the unfolding of historical events.
April - October 2015