Then & Now project update

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Our Heritage Lottery funded project, Then & Now: Rebuilding lives after the Great War, has been in full swing all Summer and we thought we would give you an update about how it has all gone, as well as a look ahead to what's in store for the rest of it.

The aim of this entire project has been to develop understanding in our community and beyond of how lives were changed in the aftermath of the First World War.

So far we have created our show, 'Dear Lucy...', and toured it around Nottingham venues and assisted accommodation, as well as to the Edinburgh Fringe. Click here to read about all of that in more detail.

We have also run our Summer Course and our Then & Now Summer Showcase, both of which involved young members working on content based around the theme of the project.

And back in June and July we conducted five workshops in schools around the borough, using a range of art forms to once again explore the subject matter and develop understanding.


Looking ahead

Looking to the future, we will be wrapping up the other aspects of the project in the run up to 11 November which will be exactly 100 years after the end of World War One.

We are planning to run five more workshops in schools this term, leading to November.

The other main strand of the project is an online learning resource, which will be created to document everything that has gone on during the whole journey.

This will not only provide a timeline of what happened but also be a resource where anybody can view the material used to create everything we have done over the last few months.

It will also hopefully be a place that teachers or creatives can use to get materials themselves as well as inspiration to conduct work of their own around the topic.

Most of all, it will be a standing resource which people can use to develop their understanding for many years to come.

Call out

We are looking for any reflections, comments or reactions people may have had if they saw or took part in any of this project.

Please email anything you might have thought, positive or negative, to or