Respondent or information from other source:
Morrigan Mullen, Creative Learning Manager, Richmond Theatre
Aims, policies, purpose/impetus for project:
1. To generate a sense of ownership over and understanding of Richmond Theatre both as a heritage site and as a local resource amongst a wide range of people from our local community;
2. To enable members of the community to participate in heritage, to learn a range of heritage and related arts skills and take part in creating an exhibition and performance based on archive material and oral history accounts
The impetus for the project is the theatre's 110th anniversary. In September 2009 we will be celebrating 110 years since the theatre opened.
Dates: The project will start in September 2009 and end in October 2010
Key individuals and roles involved
The project will have a single project manager and will also be overseen by the Creative Learning Manager. There will be a team of up to 10 trained volunteers conducting interviews, this group will include young people studying the Creative and Media Diploma.
Paid or voluntary, training in oral history:
The Project Manager will be paid, the others will be volunteers, but will be paid expenses. The volunteers will undergo at least 2 full day training courses with the Oral History Society.
Project funded by:
We currently have an application in process to the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Management of project:
The project will be managed by the Creative Learning Manager and the Project Manager through and will be delivered through a partnership with St Mary's University, the V&A, the Museum of Richmond and Richmond Local Studies Library.
Format of interviews:
We are still researching the recording format, but they will be recorded aurally, probably in WAV format using flashdrive recorders.
How interviewees are selected and located:
We will target certain interviewees through key organisations and local partners e.g. residential care homes. We will also have open interviews for people to attend if they have a memory to share.
Interview running time: This is to be confirmed.
Copyright in interviews. Assignment rights?:
This is to be confirmed, but the interviewees will need to sign a form.
Location of interview copies. Accessibility to public/format:
Collection contact details/website:
Interview transcripts/lists of topics or other content indexes:
We will have to do this as a condition of the funding, if we receive HLF funding.
Cataloguing: See above
Future plans for project/interviews?:
The interviews will also form one part of a play that will be written at the end of the project and a selection of interviews will form part of an exhibition that will be the second outcome of the project.
Materials used for publications, exhibitions, conferences, radio/TV programmes or performances etc or future plans for this?: See above
We are looking at how the interviews could be available on-line and via pod-casts.
List on a joint (possibly STR) website: No response
Join listserv/emailing list/forum: Yes
List of interviewees provided: N/A
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13th May 2009