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Adam Cruickshank
United Kingdom
Blurring the line between Living History and Theatre in Education, Yeoman offers an insight into the life of the Territorial cavalryman (and his mount) of the First World War through performance, displays, discussions and schools programmes. Who or what were the Yeomanry? We travel countrywide and can appear with or without our horses as required. We offer the opportunity to meet and interact with a number of Characters from the Essex Yeomanry from the Officer to the machine gunner to the regimental cook and share in their Great war experiences. We also appear at re-enactment events countrywide, turning out as a section of A squadron Essex Yeomanry.
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Alex McNeill
KS2 School Visitor and Photographer The Vikings Anglo Saxons Iron Age Celtic Britain and the Roman Invasion As well as providing history experiences for schools Alex is also a freelance professional photographer combining historic interpretation and photography to produce imagery for museums, exhibitions, on site interpretive panels, Advertising, and Print.
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Anna Farthing
United Kingdom
Bristol based, but also working nationally and internationally, Dr Anna Farthing works to commission as a writer, director, producer and consultant for those wishing to engage with drama in museum education, theatre and media. Anna can be engaged as an individual freelancer, or for larger projects through her company Harvest Heritage Arts and Media. A specialist in creative active learning, she also has a PhD from Manchester University in engaging the public with difficult and sensitive histories through drama and this has led to opportunities to present her research and professional practice at international conferences, and as a visiting lecturer to university students. Anna joined the board of IMTAL Europe in 2006 and was Chair from 2009 to 2012. She stood down at the 2012 AGM in order to focus on her own projects. Clients have included: Conservatoire for Dance and Drama (www.cdd.ac.uk).
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Anna Green
United Kingdom
I am a postgraduate research student at the University of Leeds, and a part time lecturer in community and applied drama at Liverpool Hope University. I have just embarked on PhD study, funded by an AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award, and will be working with the National Media Museum (NMeM) in Bradford, and the NMSI (National Museum of Science and Industry) group more widely. My research is in its early days, however it is primarily an enquiry into the interpretive strategies employed (currently and historically) within the NMSI family of museums. The intention is to interrogate and identify (through practice led methodologies) the challenges, opportunities and techniques of performative interpretation within these museum settings. The research will be aligned with, and therefore potentially support, the implementation of a new live interpretation programme at NMeM, which is one of the key strategic aims over the next five years.
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Annie Lucas
United Kingdom
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Ceri Jones
United Kingdom
I have worked for over 10 years as a researcher with the Research Centre for Museums and Galleries (RCMG), based in the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester. Our research focuses on the social role of museums and cultural organisations, with themes including education and access, visitors' communication and interpretive strategies, learning outcomes and processes, and the potential for museums to engage with contemporary social issues, such as the representation of disabled people. I am passionate about history and how people connect to the past, and have a personal interest in the role of living history and museum theatre in contributing to how the general public thinks about the past. I completed a PhD in 2011 which looked at the impact of living history performances on the historical understanding of young people.
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Chris Cade
United Kingdom
Chris Cade is a freelance actor and storyteller working in museums, schools, heritage sites and community venues across Yorkshire and beyond. Born in Hull, Chris is based near York. He trained at St.John's College, York (B.Ed Hons) and Bretton Hall (M.A. Educational Theatre) and was a co-founder of Platform 4 Theatre at the National Railway Museum (1991 - 2016). Since becoming full time self-employed in 2005, Chris has undertaken commissions to research, write and deliver museum theatre for Barnsley, Bradford, Hull, Leeds, Redcar & Cleveland and York Museums. Chris is a member of EQUITY and has portrayed high profile characters such as Joseph Rowntree (2017), Captain Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore (2016), LS Lowry (2015), Henry Pease (2014), Richard III (2013), Captain Edward J Smith (2012), George Hudson (2011), Pharoah Ramses II (2010), Charles Darwin (2009), Edwin Chadwick (2008), William Wilberforce (2007) and Isambard Kingdom Brunel (2006).
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Clive Greenwood
United Kingdom
Freelance Writer/Performer of scripted museum theatre, also Freelance Costumed Historical Interpreter, I also devise and deliver Educational workshops on a variety of subjects Recent and Future commissions and engagements Chiltern Open Air Museum; Actor in Literary sessions as "The Deer Mage" (Wolf Brother) "Mr Tom" (Goodnight Mr Tom), "The Farmer" (Little Red Hen) 2016 Eltham Palace: James Watt, Eagle, (Courtauld's Butler) 2016 National Archives: Storytelling sessions on "The Great Fire" as Samuel Pepys 2016 Ealing Council: Devising and Delivering "Brunel Walk" (as Brunel) 2016 Historic Royal Palaces: "Story Squad" in "The Great Garden Game", "Host" in "Fit for a King" -2016 Kent Life Open Air Musuem: Member of Live Interpretation Team -2015 Charlton House: Devising & Delivering Live Interpretation as "Arthur Bailey" (17th Century Royal Society Member)2016 Premier
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Daniel Jessop
United Kingdom
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Dr Pirkko Koppinen
United Kingdom
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Emily Capstick
United Kingdom
Based in the Northwest, I have been working with museums, heritage sites and art galleries throughout the UK for fifteen years: as a creative consultant, script-writer, director, actor/facilitator, maker and mentor. Current projects include: "Playing Out in Manchester" (working title) - funded by the Arts Council, Grants for the Arts, I will be working with Matt Wardle and Alison Hale to create a participatory performance that will link with the collections and galleries of three cultural venues in Greater Manchester. John Rylands Library, Salford Museum and Art Gallery and the People's History Museum are actively seeking to build relationships with local schools with specialist support provision and are involved in the creative development of this session for children and young people with special educational needs.
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Eva Birkas
Hungary
I work at the Museum of Fine Arts Budapest since 2001 at the Department of Classical Antiquities as a museum educator. I am also a drama teacher (trained by the Hungarian Drama and Theatre in Education Association in 2004). I took part in a workshop on interpreting in 2007 (organized by the Foundation for Museums and Visitors, Hungary, involving experts of Past Pleasures Ltd., UK). I have been on a study tour in the UK twice (2005, 2011). The second time I was an intern at Past Pleasures Ltd. Since 2008 at the Museum of Fine Arts I plan live interpretation sessions, assemble and prepare research material for the interpreters and train them. We do first person interpretation. Usually we play different ancient Greek and Roman characters for children groups, such as the Goddess Pallas Athene, a vase painter from ancient Athens, a slave girl from ancient Athens, and an ancient Roman sculptor.
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Hannah Fraza
Netherlands
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Hayley Buscombe
United Kingdom
Formerly an Education Officer for Devon Learning Resources and prior to that a Museum Learning Officer for Exeter Museum, providing artefact and role-play based workshops, I am now a Freelance Heritage Learning Specialist. I am a fully qualified teacher with eleven years experience in the classroom and have been involved with theatre in some form ever since I was a child. My experience has ranged from amateur dramatics to outdoor Shakespeare productions to co-producing school shows to running after school drama clubs. I studied and obtained A' level Drama and Theatre Studies at adult night classes. Professionally I have been an Egyptian priestess, ARP warden, Ancient Briton, Victorian Schoolteacher and Florence Nightingale!!
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Jerker Fahlström
Sweden
The actor Jerker Fahlström is an actor with many years of experience on stage, cinema, radio, TV and has played many main roles with both child and adult theatre. Jerker has worked with many of the big names within Swedish film, and has been involved in film making abroad in e.g. Romania and Poland. Between film and theatre work he travels across the world with his storytelling show: "Of Gods, Heroes and little people". With his show Jerker invites to a shimmering world of the heroes and gods of the Viking Age. Tales where he cleverly weaves together the tale with facts about clothing, weapons and way of life. It is a show played around the world, for example Texas, St. Petersburg, Iceland, England, Scotland, Greenland, Faroe Islands and the Orkney Islands.
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Katey Boal
United Kingdom
Currently I am the Learning Manager at The National trust for Scotland's Culloden Battlefield. This post was developed to support the provision of accessible formal and informal learning at NTS Culloden as well as taking responsibility for on site live interpretation. This is done through leadership, partnership and people management – I manage a team of 20 volunteers, 4 staff and work within a large property team. My background is in live interpretation, I have developed, delivered/commissioned and evaluated programs in a range of venues in both Canada and Scotland. One of the key challenges of my current role is to balance informal and formal learning provision on site and to ensure that learning is at the heart of the Culloden experience.
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Kathy Hipperson
United Kingdom
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Katie King
United Kingdom
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Katie Moss
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Klaus Zehbe
Germany
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Lance Woodman
United Kingdom
I am an Interpretation Officer and Lead Live Interpreter working for the National Trust at Bodiam Castle in East Sussex. I head up a small team offering live interpretation throughout the year. Our scenarios are based around the year 1385. I have also worked as a freelance live interpreter with Past Pleasures at Dover Castle (EH) and The Banqueting House (HRP).
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Lara Muth
United Kingdom
Lara is the founder/director of Bard Unbound. Bard Unbound is a theatre partnership devoted to site-specific and bespoke performance design in museum and heritage settings specialising in Shakespeare. We are available in Europe and North America providing production design and direction, workshops, dramaturgy and story services. Bard Unbound explores new and classic works using site-specific performance immersion, externalising the action to make it accessible to varied audiences and promoting dynamic dramatic design. We devise workshops and learning experiences, and facilitate the work of emerging professionals including actors, directors, dramaturgs, writers and critics.
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Lindsey Holmes
United Kingdom
I am a costume designer who specialises in making costumes for display, performance and education for museums and heritage sites
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Liz Mance
United Kingdom
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Lucy Andrina
United Kingdom
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Martin Le Poidevin
I am the programmer for the IMTAL website.
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Matthew Davies
United Kingdom
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Olga Kekis
United Kingdom
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Pamela Barnes
United Kingdom
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Peet Cooper
United Kingdom
Performing as Peterkin the Fool, Peet interprets the character of the Court and country fool from early Mediaeval to Jacobean times. Having worked for English Heritage for whom he is their National Jester, Historic Royal Palaces, Historic Scotland, Cadw, as well as at Windsor Castle, Hever CAstle and host of castles, houses and hotels, Peterkin is th efool of choice for the heritage and museum sector. Peet is also creative director of Foolscap Productions for whom he has devised various multi performer pieces for HRP, Historic Scotland and English Heritage. Foolscap are currently working in collaboration with the Misfits Theatre Company on a commission from Historic Royal Palaces to bring an interpretive performance on the role of learning disabled performers in the court of Henry VIII.
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Polly Williams
United Kingdom
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Rebecca Shelley
Belgium
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Sally-ann Burley
United Kingdom
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Samantha Golton
United Kingdom
Freelance interpreter. Has worked with British Waterways, Croydon Clock Tower, HRP (through andrew ashmore & associates), Rutland Railway Museum.
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Stephen Howe
United Kingdom
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Suzi Apelgren
Denmark
Originally I am an operasinger, ( still am !) but my great interest in Culture and history lead me to mediate history through my art. Without knowing anything about Museum Theatre, that was actually what I was doing in old Manorhouses and museums. I got more and more involved and were through my engagement headhunted for a job as director of a small museum. After we were forced to go into fusion with bigger museums I lost my job - only being an operasinger and not educated museumexpert. And I was also looked down at, since my way of running the museum and mediating the cultural heritage was alternative - being done in a very large scale through art. Unfortunatly - cause people and the press loved what I was doing. That made me think! - I was obviously doing something right - making people and especially the young generations come to my museum! - but what? I decided to educate as a museum prof.
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Tanya Smith
United Kingdom
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Tony Jackson
United Kingdom
I'm based at the University of Manchester, as Emeritus Professor of Educational Theatre, and was Director of the "Performance, Learning & Heritage" research project, 2005-8. The research and the database are available online at www.plh.manchester.ac.uk. Now retired, I continue to research and write. Recent books include "Learning through Theatre" (3rd edition, co-edited with Chris Vine, 2013), "Theatre, Education & the Making of Meanings" (2007)and (co-edited with Jenny Kidd), "PERFORMING HERITAGE: research, practice & innovation in museum theatre and live interpretation".
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Tsai En Chi
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Val Turner
United Kingdom

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