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"Away from Home"

In the Summer of 2014, Big Brum undertook the project Away from Home, kindly funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project was set inside the heritage venue Highbury Hall, in Birmingham. Away from Home explored the outbreak of World War One through the experience of one young volunteer. Young participants became researchers and archivists as they explored this young man's story, before seeing it brought to life through drama.

YouTube Video - an excerpt from the performance of Home Front - Front line, that was the centre of the drama element of Away from Home

Photos - a photo record of the Away from Home project

Teachers Resource - Away from Home - to support classroom work around the project, the script, ideas for further tasks, supporting materials etc

Feedback from young participants (Downloads as a Microsoft Word document in a new window)

Feedback from Heritage professionals (Downloads as a Microsoft Word document in a new window)


Supported by Heritage Lottery



Supported by Arts Council England