His-story .... Her-story .... Our story .... YOUR story!


    Since 2013 The Field team have delivered three
    Heritage Lottery funded
    community history projects.

    • We have taken our work into schools, museums and libraries. 
    • We have coordinated community activities with local history groups, social groups and churches. 
    • We have collected and recorded oral histories, stories and memories with dozens of older residents. 
    • We have enabled residents to trace their family trees.
    • We have created community exhibitions and displays.
    • Our community heritage delivery has engaged 100s of fenland residents.

    We have also produced three community films highlighting key aspects of our regional history:

    Common Ground
    (2010)
    . A moving documentary about the harsh lives of land workers in the early 20th century.

    The Horseman's Word (2016). Drama documentary featuring the myth, magic and drama of the Golden Age of the heavy horse. As experienced through the eyes of a young horseman.

    Riot in the Blood (2016). A documentary detailing the tumultuous events of the Littleport Riots.

    We have successfully delivered three memorable 'Living History' projects
    to local primary schools.

      

    The Horseman's Word. 2014. Millfield CP School.


       

    The children arrived dressed as plough boys and girls and got set for a busy day of horse related activities.
    They took part in a 'hiring fair' during which a head horse keeper 'selected' them for a day's training as horsemen.
    Then it was off to the field to watch Mr Roger Macey ploughing with his two beautiful shire horses, Beau and Zebedee.
    And of course everyone had an opportunity to make friends with the giants of the Fens and to ask questions about them.
    The pupils bravely ate their  'dockey' (bread, cheese and onion)  in the field.
    Community artist Jennifer Stevens helped pupils to make 'horseman's knots'. 


    Riot in the Blood. 2016. Littleport Community School

            

    Over 300 pupils took part in costumed re-enactment walks and visited displays in the Adams Heritage Centre.
    The Field Theatre team presented a copy of our documentary DVD to the school.

    Littleport Festival Fourteen. 2014.

        

      

           

    A season of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Great War.
    The Field Theatre team created a community play (Field of War) featuring songs, drams and music of the period. exhibitions, a school living history day, creative writing and art, poetry anthology, and an Armistice Day presentation by school pupils.

    Our Festival partners include:  Littleport Parish Council, Littleport Primary School, Littleport WI, The Village Hall committee, The Grange Care Home,Littleport Lyrics, Littleport Rotary, Littleport British Legion, The Field Theatre Group and St George’s Church. 

    We lent our expertise to many other local organisations:

    • Enabling them to create and coordinate their own events.
    • We produced a community 'Show & Share' exhibition, featuring community members' own diaries, letters, photographs and memorabilia.
    • We coordinated all these events into a memorable season of events and activities to commemorate our community's shared WW1 history.
    • Our Field artist created a name poppy for every fallen soldier from Littleport.

    Exhibitions and displays
    Our displays, installations and exhibitions have toured  museums, schools, visitor centres and libraries and have been seen at festivals and heritage centres.