The Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries shares an opportunity for University of Portsmouth students to volunteer for the ‘Discovering Guildhall’ heritage project. This lottery-funded project is a fantastic opportunity that brings to life the memories and historical events that surround Portsmouth Guildhall.
Earlier this year, Portsmouth Cultural Trust – the organisation responsible for the management of Portsmouth Guildhall – announced receipt of a £59,000 National Lottery grant for an exciting heritage project, Discovering the Guildhall.
Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project will engage the public to share their memories of the Guildhall and the historic events which surround it, with the project culminating in the production of a digital archive, two short documentary films and a major exhibition.
A wonderful opportunity to volunteer on this exciting project is now open for various roles which will include oral history interviewers, transcribers, archive researchers, assisting with our exhibition and filmmaking. Full training will allow volunteers to develop their skills whilst enjoying research visits to other museums including the V&A, finding friends and making an important contribution to preserve the Guildhall’s history for future generations.
A drop-in session for interested volunteers is being held at Portsmouth Guildhall on Monday 26th November, between 11am and 1pm. Join the team and project partners for tea and cake and find out more about this exciting opportunity and the volunteer roles available. Pre-registering your attendance is advised but not essential.
More details and a volunteering application form are available at www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk. To register your attendance for the drop–in session, or for an informal chat and more details, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 023 9387 0193.