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Bringing an archive to life

University of Bristol

Saturday, 12 November 2016 from 11:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Bringing an archive to life

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Workshop (11 am - 3 pm) 11 Nov 2016 Free  
Talk (3 pm - 4 pm) 12 Nov 2016 Free  

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A partnership between Bristol Old Vic, Bristol Record Office, University of Bristol Theatre Collection and Theatre Department

Workshop Performing the archive

11 am –3 pm (with lunch break)    

A small group workshop (led by the Theatre Department in connection with Bristol Old Vic and the Theatre Collection) giving an opportunity  to explore the Bristol Old Vic Archive held at the Theatre Collection and find your own creative response.


Talk – Bringing the history of Bristol Old Vic to life 

3 pm – 4 pm

Find out how the Bristol Old Vic plans to protect and share the heritage of Britain’s oldest theatre and bring its archive to life.  The  project, which involves a partnership between Bristol  Old Vic, the University of Bristol Theatre Collection and  Bristol Record Office, will use a range of techniques – from heritage animateurs, to digital innovation – to offer new ways  of presenting the theatre's long and fascinating history. An archivist, curator and outreach producer will tell you how it's all going to happen.


Image credit: University of Bristol Theatre Collection

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Bristol Theatre Collection
21 Park Row
BS1 5LT Bristol
United Kingdom

Saturday, 12 November 2016 from 11:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

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The Public and Ceremonial Events Office provides an important link between the University and the community at large. Its activities include an exciting annual programme of public events which attract people from the city and beyond. It is also responsible for the University's graduation ceremonies and other major events.

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