Sutton House were so impressed with our installation we were exhibiting there for two weeks in addition to the Live Event on 8 September.
This exhibition was created and curated by our Young Research Team.
What a welcome from Sutton House who were such great heritage partners and such a fantastic response from the visitors to the installation. “Such a beautiful story, beautifully told”.
If you missed it this and all the other work we have been preparing will be on show at the New Armouries in the TOWER OF LONDON on 12 February 2018.
Our installation at St Katharine Cree was a HUGE success!
We share some images with you here.
We are currently preparing for our next event at Sutton House on 8 September.
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You will find research panels, artwork, food and some films all created with the support of the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The evening will start with a talk from Anne Askew expert Mike Stuchbery.
Following the talk there will be a break when you can visit the exhibition and sample some Tudor fare.
After the break we will be given a dramatised presentation using Lady Jane Grey’s own words by Sarah J Warren.
The Digital Output Team have produced two short films for our installations and they can also be downloaded.
Shot in Hackney following Heritage Filmmaking Workshops earlier this year.
First showings at St Katharine Cree WOEFUL PUPPET installation.
Lady Jane Grey Psalm 51
Mary I The Roman Catholic Nicene Creed
Excerpts will also be included along with interviews with experts, still and moving images and a community scripted voiceover in our Documentary.
An installation and Live Events funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Mounted at St Katharine Cree and created by our community team of researchers and artists to explore the religious and political turmoil in Tudor England that led to the execution of the Nine Day Queen – Lady Jane Grey.
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LIVE EVENTS Free via Eventbrite
22 June @ 7pm Sir Nicholas Throckmorton, The Puppet Master
29 June @ 7pm Lady Jane Grey, The Woeful Puppet
We have found several sources telling us that Lady Jane Grey recited Psalm 51 in her room at The Tower of London before she was executed. The whole team agreed it would be good to have a version on our website as well as include excerpts in the finished documentary.
Some of the Digital Output Team have kicked off the creation of the dramatized segments of the finished film piece (and also with an eye on how to use primary sources at the Woeful Puppet’s 3 exhibitions differently).
It was agreed that Sarah (pictured here) who is researching the part religious schisms and changes to the laws in England led to Lady Jane Grey’s execution should deliver this.
A great start to what we are sure will be a wonderful heritage output.
Read Psalm 51
Woeful Puppet – Research In Action
We have been conducting practical Heritage Skills workshops, getting Archive and Research training and going on field trips to museums and galleries. And READING and READING.
The long process of sifting and collating begins early and here is a video made by our Digital Output Team of one of the steps in our research trail into the life of Lady Jane Grey.
With the St Katharine Cree installation coming up in June and work started on Sutton House installation we covered the Throckmortons and Anne Askew a lot in this session at Diorama Studios during our latest set of workshops and installation creating.
There was a recent photography tour of the City Of London to search for relevant Throckmorton and Lady Jane Grey heritage sites to support the Heritage Lottery funded installation at St Katharine Cree from June 19 2017.
Included was a visit to The Guildhall.
The Guildhall was built in 1440, but parts date to 1411. And where the trials of Lady Jane Grey, and the Protestant Martyr Anne Askew took place.
The Guildhall was also where the trials for the nobles involved in Wyatt’s Rebellion were held. The accused did not have legal counsel, but had to conduct their own defence. Tried for treason, the nobles were given the death penalty. Of the accused, only Throckmorton was acquitted. To get acquitted from a Tudor court, particularly when you’re accused of committing treason, was a very unusual thing. Throckmorton must have been a very skilled public speaker – and had many connections – to manage this.
Also visited was St-Sepulchre-without Newgate.
A historical plaque outside St. Sepulchre’s with some history of the church. Roger Ascham, a scholar and tutor to Elizabeth I and secretary of Mary I, worshiped here, while its vicar John Rogers was the first Protestant martyr burned by Mary I.
One of our researchers, Pauline Goldsmith, discovered an ancestor George Goldsmith was buried here in 1785!
Nellie Noodle, one of our Young Heritage Research Team members is through to the 2nd and 3rd rounds of interviews to work at the National Theatre on their Costume Apprenticeship scheme.
Nellie has volunteered and worked on many Unity Arts projects and we wish her all the very best!!
We held the launch of the Heritage Lottery funded WOEFUL PUPPET at St Mary’s Community Rooms in Hackney on 10 August. This project about the events that led to the execution of Lady Jane Grey attracted a lot of interest.
We were so pleased with the wonderfully diverse turnout (especially as its the holidays) and that so many people signed up for trips and training to gain the skills to install heritage exhibitions at St Katherine Kree, Sutton House and the Tower of London.
We will also be producing a documentary, sub-titled interviews with experts, colour booklet and online educational materials.
It was also a first outing as presenter for our volunteer Olivia who is hoping to learn heritage skills such as research and archive training and also installation skills such as how to be a Live Exhibit.
As previously we will be holding other outreach events throughout the project.
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