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Over the Top: The True Life Tale of Dorothy Lawrence

January - June 2016

Creating an exhibition to accompany an innovative touring show telling the incredible story of 'Sapper Dorothy Lawrence' - the first and only female soldier in WWI.

Over the Top: The True Life Tale of Dorothy Lawrence

"I'll see what an ordinary English girl, without money or credentials, can accomplish. I'll see what I can manage as a war correspondent!"
 

Dorothy Lawrence, 1915


It was our absolute pleasure to support talented theatre director, Lizzie Crarer, in her creative project bringing the story of little-known war journalist Dorothy Lawrence to public attention.

We helped Lizzie put together an exciting programme of drama engagement activities for young people in the Wiltshire touring area, and we commissioned Eastleigh textiles artist, Lorna Jones, to help us make a two-panel touring exhibition to accompany the show.

This project tied into the Wiltshire at war programme of World War I community events, drawing upon contacts which Now Heritage Creative Director Emma made in her freelance role as Project Officer for the Wiltshire at War project (2014-15).





The Dorothy Lawrence exhibition in place at The Pound, Corsham
The touring exhibition
Dressy Dorothy
'Sapper Dorothy'
Dorothy's publicity photo



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