Greenway Imagined worked in partnership with the National Trust property Greenway and enabled participants to gain a sense of life at Greenway during the First World War and to make a creative response to it.
Drama specialists from Doorstep Arts worked with their Senior Group to make a film with support from a professional production company. Rachel Thame supported Splash Holiday Play scheme’s young people to make a sound sculpture in response to the gardens at Greenway. Galmpton Primary school pupils learnt about their local heritage and with poet, Roselle Angwin, and wrote original poetry in response to the changing seasons at Greenway.
All participants on the project learnt about the heritage of Greenway and through their activities with artists built confidence in their abilities to make a creative response to stories and clues from the past.
“It was most impressive – the different elements developed by each organisation involved blending to produce thought-provoking and creative responses to Greenway during WW1. It showed the power of collaborative projects in broadening ideas and giving scope to a wide range of arts-based activities.”
Annie and Roger Kirk, The Helen Foundation.
Below you can view one of the films made as part of the project by the Doorstep Arts senior group, filmed by Phil Gurr:
Some images from the project can be viewed below:
This Arts and Heritage project was supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund