Hiding Places and Hidden Histories


This is Otherstory’s current major project. We are working in collaboration with Remembering the Real WW1 and Bristol Radical History Group, drawing on current research to tell stories of wartime resistance in Bristol and beyond.

The main elements are:

Taking a Holiday

Our new show – telling stories of men on the run from conscription, and the secret networks that helped them, through tabletop puppetry and shadow theatre.  Find out more here

A Puppet History Walk

An exploration and sharing of the histories of conscientious objection and resistance to WW1, as these occurred in South Bristol. We will work with local residents and young people to research local stories and to tell them through puppetry and song.

A perambulating performance will take people round the actual locations where the war resisters lived, worked, met together and in some instances hid from the authorities.

Hiding Places and Hidden Histories is supported by Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund and University of Bristol.  It is part of the national Commemoration, Conflict and Conscience project: both show and walk will feature in its culminating festival in Bristol in April 2019

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