11th June: This week the project exhibition, ‘Training for War: Exploring Shoreham Army Camp 1914-1919’ moved to Worthing College for it’s students, teachers and parents to enjoy between the 18th June and 2nd July.
Members of the public will also get a chance to see the display whilst it is up at the College on 20th-21st June and on 27th-28th June between 11am and 5pm.
On show are our graphic displays, finds from the students’ metal-detecting on Slonk Hill and a chance to try out some metal detecting on our mini-field.
The students of the Creative Media and Production Class will also be displaying the films they created as part of the project on their reactions to what they learnt about the Camp.
Over the next few weeks these films will also be made available on our new website page for Student Films.
We will also be re-posting some of the blogs the students kept about their behind the scenes process in creating these films.
On 25th of April our project exhibition, “Training for War: Exploring Shoreham Army Camp 1914-1919” opened at Worthing Museum and Art Gallery with great success.
Behind the Scenes:
The open day was well-attended with around 60-70 guests including many of our volunteers, partners and supporters.
Open day visitors
Worthing Mayor Vic Walker and Deputy Mayor Michael Donin gave great speeches and the Connaught Theatre hosted a cinema showing of films produced by the students of Worthing College on the project.
Short Exhibition edit of the student films.
The exhibition is open to the public and will remain in Worthing Museum until the end of May 2015. But the project is far from over. Over the next 4 months we are delivering events all over Worthing and Shoreham and will be working on developing a project website which will remain as a lasting legacy for our research.
18th -28th June: Project Exhibition up at Worthing College.
5th July: Trench day at Shoreham Fort with Shoreham Sea Scouts.
11th July: pop-up stand at Queen Alexandra Hospital Home’s Open Day
18th July: WW1 Archaeology Open Day at Worthing Museum
8th August: pop-up stands at Shoreham Market
21st August (tbc): Walking tour in Shoreham
2nd September – 3rd October: Project Exhibition up at Marlipins Museum, Shoreham.
Over three weeks at the end of 2014 the Worthing College Creative Media and Production students put the skills they learnt during Roger Kitchen’s Oral History training workshop to good use.
With the support of the Queen Alexandra Hospital Home the students were able to interview 5 men about their experiences of camps, training and everyday life in the military. The men’s experiences extended across the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy and Army and from service in the Second World War up to the recent campaigns in Afghanistan.
On 26th November the students had an informal get together with their interviewees, getting to know them and talking about our project without cameras, microphones and the formality of interviews.
On 3rd December two volunteers and the son of a third who all worked at Queen Alexandra hospital Home visited Worthing College. They came prepared with memories and memorabilia to share with the students.
The following week the students visited Queen Alexandra Hospital Home again where two residents gave their morning to speak to them. Both men had begun their military careers in the Second World War and had a lifetime of experience to share.
The results of the interviews all feature in the student films to go on show in our exhibition (opening in Worthing Museum on the 25th of April) and on our website (coming soon).
Huge thanks are owed to Ryan, Brian, Neil, Ted and Dixie for sharing their stories and to Jackie Bulmer, Volunteer Officer and her fellow staff at Queen Alexandra Hospital Home for their support of our project. to find out more about the work of the Home visit: www.qahh.org.uk
A collaboration with Worthing Museum, Worthing College and other partners.