6 October 2016, 5 -7pm
Room 3.16, ArtsTwo, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) Mile End Campus.
Presentations from Tertia Sefton-Green, Creative Director, HMDT Music and Dr Dan Todman, QMUL and Gateways to the First World War.
'Trench Brothers' is an award-winning First World War centenary project devised and run by HMDT Music with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England. It has taken the story of Indian Army, British West Indies Regiment and black British soldiers into schools in London, using music, puppetry and artefact handling to encourage learning, reflection and commemoration. Join us to find out more about 'Trench Brothers' and the lessons that the team involved have learned about combining performance, education and history; to discuss how they have tackled issues around commemorating the role of black British, West Indian and Indian servicemen in the First World War; and to consider how heritage projects can best produce teaching materials that will be attractive and useful to schools.
This event, put on with the assistance of the AHRC Centre 'Gateways to the First World War', is aimed at a wide audience including researchers working on performance and the commemoration of empire and war; heritage practitioners and educators. We welcome those with their own experience of taking their own creative and historical projects into schools, and those just starting similar activities who want to learn from what others have done.
Some assistance may be available to pay for transport for community partners coming from outside London.