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Rooted in History: Create a Heritage Walk

Rooted in History is a creative heritage project aimed at supporting people's mental health and wellbeing. Based on rich archival material relating to Hardwick Heath in Bury St Edmunds, participants have been working with an artist to produce their own creative responses. You can find out more about the project here.

The aim of this role is to build on the work already done to create content for a heritage walk around Hardwick Heath.

What's involved?

You will be supported by the Project Co-ordinator and the Community and Learning Officer for West Suffolk to:

  • Pull together existing research and conduct new research into the history of Hardwick Heath
  • Work with project participants to select the stories to be included in the walk
  • Create the content for a guided walk to take place in May 2020
  • Create content for a digital version of the walk which can be downloaded

Why get involved?

  • Opportunity to develop research and writing skills, while enabling people to discover their own local history
  • Chance to meet new people and share the stories you discover with a wider audience
  • Enjoyment and fulfillment
  • Travel expenses are funded

How to get involved?

  1. Sign into your account or sign up to Volunteer Makers.
  2. Accept the challenge.
  3. Await a response from Suffolk Archives with more information.

Ideal Skills

  • Copywriting
  • Design & Illustration
  • Event Management
  • Photography
  • Research
  • Social Media
  • Working independently
  • I'm based near Bury St. Edmunds

Ideal Interests

  • Community Work
  • Creative and Arts
  • Design
  • Events and Programming
  • Learning and Education
  • Marketing and communications
  • Curatorial/Working with Museum or Archive Collection
  • I'm based near Bury St. Edmunds

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