A team visited Diana Souhami in her home this month. She kindly gave us a succession of interviews and allowed us to film and photograph the process. We will be posting the full interview here on the website.
As part of our research we are gathering interviews about Edith Cavell’s life from the Belgian perspective. Edith Cavell is venerated in Brussels and the Belgian Ambassador in London is a supporter at many Cavell Nurses’ Trust Events.
We have secured the help of Andrew Brown from the Belgian Edith Cavell Commemorative Group to investigate Cavell’s time in Brussels more deeply and also to interview him as a resource for our website. We will also be interviewing other experts from the Universatie Catolique De Louvain and the Royal Military Museum Brussels
As part of our Heritage project BRUSSELS AT DAWN we are going to produce a community researched commemorative booklet about Edith Cavell.
This will be available in hard copy from October 8 2015 and on our website in PDF format from 19 October 2015.
To reserve a copy contact us via email on firstname.lastname@example.org or via this website.
The National Theatre Connections has been running for 20 years to introduce young theatre makers to the professional arena.
Unity Arts is one of the companies that has been selected to take part in this scheme in 2016.
Our young people are very excited and we are waiting with bated breath to see what theatre we will be allocated.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Unity Arts will be mounting an exhibition to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the death of Edith Cavell.
This installation will be a reflection of the discoveries made about this extraordinary woman by our community researchers, artists, curators and Heritage Team.
We will also be offering all visitors a free commemorative booklet.
Details about these events and the memorial service on 12 October to follow.
St Olave’s in Hart Street has a unique stained glass window of Edith Cavell. We have been given permission to use an image of this window as the cover on our commemorative booklet and posters to promote our events at St Martins in The Field 7- 18 October 2015.
A photographic workshop led by espacion photography was held this month. Here are some of our results by Michael Cheetham, Dave Roberts, Jayne Walters, Thom Jackson and Phil Manning.
This FREE event was part of the Heritage Lottery Funded project BRUSSELS AT DAWN and took place at the V&A Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green.
Our young researchers devised an installation of puppet show, exhibits and workshops for young children. We told the story of the WW1 heroine EDITH CAVELL who was a nurse in Belgium when it was invaded and was shot as a traitor on October 12 1915. This is her story from the point of view of her faithful dog, Jack. The puppet show lasts 20-25 mins and was followed by puppet making and heritage workshops.