Following our consultation activities, we'd love to see some of your 'dream' projects realised in an ambitious programme of events and activities to continue the Pots, Pits and People Project.   

1. Stakeholder and community engagement activities to select Interpretation projects (download Interpretation Options appraisal pdfmanaged by a freelance Project Manager to see through the concept, design and installation stages.
 

2. Regular community activities supported by freelance Volunteer and Activities coordinator to support inclusion and wellbeing - including but not limited to: 

  • Walking groups

  • Skills workshops (stone masonry, gardening, clay potting, volunteer training, walk leaders training)

  • Craft Groups (Make do and mend /textiles/upcycling)

  • Oral histories (oral history training, book a session, add them to website)

  • Research and Reminiscence group

  • Beautiful Bulwell (greening projects throughout the year)

  • Community theatre projects 

 

3. Preparation and planning, including community and partner organisations’ involvement,  towards two ‘heritage festivals’ per year – in May and Sept - so that each theme has a ‘spotlight’ with exhibitions, intergenerational events and widening participation opportunities – taking place at Riverside (Bulwell Library), local shops and in the market place. Potential writer-in-residence from New Perspectives supporting ‘public showings’. 


Six themes are:
Wartime Bulwell                         Bulwell Hall and Park
Bulwell People - Stories            Industry (Stone, Pots, Pits)
Anglo-Saxon Medieval              Victorians

 

4. Website development will be ongoing – including interactive features

 

5. Development of Education resources and activities linked to Bulwell’s local history / convening of Teachers Advisory group once a term.

  • Themed resources for teachers to adapt for different key stages – linked to crosscurricular subjects (History, Geography, Art, English, Science) Key themes include Anglo-Saxon, Victorian, World War II, as well as Bulwell’s industrial past.

  • Museum of our streets

  • 'Children as Experts’

  • ‘Teaching the Teachers’

  • Support for Arts Mark and Arts Award

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