Past projects

COTD 14 Oct aftershow

Back to Battersea

Participants worked on this project to make memory boxes and collages and record responses reflecting their unique memories of Battersea.

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To mark the 70th anniversary of Partition this project worked with a number of partners to creatively respond to this important commemoration.

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KLS Activity

Hannah, Stories from the Streets

Loyalty and Dissent

As part of the First World War commemoration programme, this project worked with historians and playwrights to devise a series of short plays and accompanying education resources exploring the topic of South Asia and the First World War.

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Visit the Themed Collection

Stories from the Streets

Stories from the Streets was a partnership project with tenants of three sheltered housing schemes which shared international images and reminiscence to inspire poetry and community building.

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Play rehearsals

Neighbourly Care

Records of the Revolution

Records of the Revolution; was a theatrical and artistic collaboration between the V&A, Wren Academy and The National Archives’ Outreach team. Students used historical and exhibition material from both cultural institutions to provide a creative insight into the many changes of the 1960s.

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Care and Comfort

A project commemorating the contribution of people from around the world to the First World War and to recall through creative activities how people from different continents stayed in touch with soldiers and personnel.

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Cardboard car, Records of the Revolution

New Arts Exchange Participants, Caribbean through a lens

Lampson Unlocked

This art and performance project involved students of Wren Academy and the V&A Museum. It was inspired by a report held at The National Archives written by Commander Oliver Locker-Lampson depicting events of the Russian Revolution.

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Caribbean through a lens

We worked with community groups to share and explore our collection of Caribbean images resulting in 35 different community projects regionally, from poetry to exhibitions, reminiscence to film with some remarkable results.

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VandA Performance Activity: Devised piece for the commemoration of World War I - Lampson Unlocked

Panjab Project participants outside The National Archives

Panjab 1947: a heart divided

We recorded the narratives of four Panjabi elders uprooted from their homeland during the Partition of British India in 1947. Their stories tell of the hardship and loss that they endured but also the unexpected acts of kindness and humanity that they witnessed.

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