Stories From The Gordon Craig

Welcome to the Stories from The Gordon Craig project!

 

Our friends over at The Gordon Craig Theatre have been busy keeping an archive of posters, programmes, photographs and all sorts of interesting things since the building opened in 1975. Locked away in a cupboard, it’s been almost entirely unexplored… until now!

Throughout 2019, with support from the Heritage Lottery fund, we’re working with a team of volunteers to catalogue all these bits of theatrical history and to build a full record of performances that have ever taken place at the Gordon Craig. We’re digitising as much of the material as we can and we’ve made an online searchable database to allow the public to delve into the archive and explore the Theatre’s past.

www.thegordoncraigtheatrearchive.org.uk

We’re exhibiting just a few of our fascinating finds from the archive in the foyers of The Gordon Craig Theatre during the month of June. It’s free, so pop in before June 29th. Find out more about the exhibition at the Craig here.

We think a theatre is an very important building to have in a town: a place for enjoyment, edification and inspiration for all of the community. That’s why we want to hear more from the people who have walked through the doors of The Gordon Craig over the last 44 years. Later in 2019 we want to make full use of the archive to help uncover the real stories of our theatre and to celebrate the role it has played in the lives of so many local people.

Do you have a great story from The Gordon Craig? email  Memories@StoriesFromTheGordonCraig.org.uk

The project’s also planning an exciting new exhibition at the museum, opening 16th November 2019. Watch this space for more details!

Opportunities for volunteering…

Stevenage Museum are keen to hear from those of all ages interested in volunteering on the Stories From The Gordon Craig project from working with the archive, cataloguing, digitising, carrying out interviews and research and helping curate exhibitions. No experience is necessary and training will be provided.

For more information, click here.

Email takepart@storiesfromthegordoncraig.org.uk or phone 01438 218881.

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Stories from The Gordon Craig is led by Stevenage Arts Guild, supported by The Heritage Lottery Fund, delivered in partnership with The Gordon Craig Theatre and Stevenage Museum.

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