Now HeritageReturn homeAbout Now HeritageOur projectslatest newsContact us


'It Started with a Penny' - Flash Mob performance

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.

'It Started with a Penny' - Flash Mob performance

The philanthropists we chose to celebrate were Lord Cadbury who created Bourneville village for his workers, Lord Nuffield who paid for an iron lung in every hospital, and the lesser known Davies sisters who pioneered Music and Art therapy for sick soldiers long before 'Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder’ became a ‘thing’.

The students performed beautifully at The Great Hall, Winchester. The audience of museums and heritage professionals were duly surprised by the unannounced eruption of singing and action - just as we had hoped!

This project was commissioned by The Funding Practice for a 'Culture of Philanthropy' training and development event.

 





In rehearsal at Totton College - singing practice
In rehearsal at Totton College - reworking the Highwaymen from The Beggar's Opera
In rehearsal - Give us your money!
In rehearsal - 18th century mobsters
In rehearsal - telling the story of Cadbury ... housing, schools and free chocolate for everyone!
In rehearsal - recreating Bourneville
In rehearsal - Introducing Lord Nuffield
In Rehearsal - an iron lung for every hospital!
A quick run-through at The Great Hall, Winchester



View More All Projects ...

Our projects past and present
Exploring the transport manfacturing history of the former Ford site in Southampton
Planes, helicopters and the iconic Transit van – one small site in Southampton has produced them all. Now, the factory is gone and a high-tech logistics park rises in its place bringing different kinds of jobs. This year-long heritage lottery funded project invited people to revisit the former 'Home of the Transit' and immerse themselves in the sights, sounds and voices of another age.

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.

(2012)
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