Heritage projects

Sarehole Mill

“Trouble at Mill”, site-specific project at Sarehole Mill, Birmingham from The Play House (Chief executive, acting as producer and production manager).

The rain has swelled the river and a flood threatens the safety and livelihood of the inhabitants of the mill. The children are deployed to save the grain waiting to be milled from being ruined. During this natural crisis, the social and political situation of Victorian England is exposed.

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Photos by Ming de Nasty & Gavin Medza via The Play House flickr.

Museum of the Jewellery Quarter

“Gold Dust”, site-specific project at the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham from The Play House (Chief executive & General Manager, acting as producer and production manager).

It is 1890 and, in role as a new batch of workers, children have been brought from their slums to the jewellery factory where they are to work as apprentices…

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Photos by Jake Oldershaw via The Play House flickr.

Museum Collection Centre

“All Good Things” took place at the Museum Collection Centre in Birmingham, an extraordinary Aladdin’s Cave storing 80% of the city museums’ collections. A site-specific project from The Play House (Chief executive & General Manager, acting as producer and production/technical manager).

In a dystopian future the Phoenix Foundation is embarking on Project: History Enhancement, a process of ‘rationalising’ our heritage. Young people must make their own minds up about the merits of the Foundation’s programme…

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Photos by Jake Oldershaw via The Play House flickr.

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA“A Botanical Journey” took place at the Birmingham Botanical Gardens, a site-specific project from The Play House (General Manager, acting as producer and production manager).

Children are enrolled as plant hunters, embarking on an adventure which will lead them to explore the ethics of Victorian plant hunting…

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Photos by Ming de Nasty

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