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'Voices of World War I' Workshop at Hampshire Record Office

Nov 2013 - April 2014

We developed an interactive workshop for the Hampshire Record Office which aimed to inspire participants - members of local history groups, community associations, professional organisations and freelances - to develop creative ways of using WWI related archive material in their forthcoming centenary projects and events.

'Voices of World War I' Workshop at Hampshire Record Office

In these half day sessions, we presented a thirty minute performance inspired by diaries, letters, news reports and artefacts, some of which had been through the mud and blood of the trenches. This created a springboard for the further exploration of a selection from the vast range of material housed in the archives.

Participants enjoyed the opportunity to brainstorm creative uses of archive material with like-minded people and here are a few snippets of the positive things they told us on their feedback forms:-

"Lovely workshop, very useful and enjoyable."

"Very interesting - Great to have items to handle and explore. Good examples of creative uses."

"Fantastic that the Hampshire Archives can offer workshops like this."

"It was the best Hampshire Record Office training I've attended."

Actor Annie Sanger-Davis brings the diary of Angela Manners to life
Actor Nathan Stafford-King brings the diary of George Prince to life
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